Martin Willitts Jr. has over 20 chapbooks including the winner of the Turtle Island Quarterly Editor’s Choice Award, The Wire Fence Holding Back the World (Flowstone Press), plus 11 full-length collections including How to Be Silent (FutureCycle Press, 2016) and Dylan Thomas and the Writing Shed (FutureCycle Press, 2017).
Fabia Oliveira is a recent graduate of Lesley University’s low residency MFA program. She lives with her two beautiful children in Somerville, Massachusetts. She is a Brazilian American writer who writes about navigating both of her inherited cultures. Her essays have appeared Sisters Born Sisters Found, an anthology, Perversion Magazine, Rigorous, a journal by people of color, and her poetry has appeared in Lesley’s literary magazine, Common Thought. She is currently working on promoting her collection of essays entitled Threads.
Kirin Khan is a Pukhtuna writer from Albuquerque, NM, whose work explores immigration, violence, and belonging. She currently lives in Oakland, CA, and works as a Senior Analyst for YouGov. Kirin is a 2016 VONA Voices alum, a 2017 PEN Center USA Emerging Voices Fellow, and an upcoming 2017 Grotto Fellow. Her work has appeared in many publications, including Uproot, sPARKLE & bLINK, and 7×7.LA. Kirin is currently working on her first novel.