Larisa Svirsky Home School Hudson 2015 Larisa Svirsky is a philosophy PhD candidate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Voices, Smartish Pace, The Fem, Uppagus, Glass: A Journal of Poetry, and The Ocean State Review. Her chapbook, Mission, recently won the Sheila Ortiz Taylor Chapbook Competition and will be published by the OIA Arts Press.

Larisa Svirsky
Home School Hudson 2015

Larisa Svirsky is a philosophy PhD candidate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Voices, Smartish Pace, The Fem, Uppagus, Glass: A Journal of Poetry, and The Ocean State Review. Her chapbook, Mission, recently won the Sheila Ortiz Taylor Chapbook Competition and will be published by the OIA Arts Press.

Sandra Park Home School Claremont 2017 Sandra Park’s novella, If You Live in a Small House, was published in 2010, an excerpt receiving an Iowa Fiction Award. Her poetry and fiction have appeared in the St. Petersburg Review, The Iowa Review, New American Writing, other journals and several anthologies, including Honolulu Stories and PEN’s Fightin’ Words. Her stage play, Red Money Bag, was a finalist for the Aurora Theatre Global Age Project. Her creative nonfiction won an AWP Fellowship in Prague. Born in Hawai’i, she teaches in California. When not reading, Sandra likes to cook, fiercely.

Sandra Park
Home School Claremont 2017

Sandra Park’s novella, If You Live in a Small House, was published in 2010, an excerpt receiving an Iowa Fiction Award. Her poetry and fiction have appeared in the St. Petersburg Review, The Iowa Review, New American Writing, other journals and several anthologies, including Honolulu Stories and PEN’s Fightin’ Words. Her stage play, Red Money Bag, was a finalist for the Aurora Theatre Global Age Project. Her creative nonfiction won an AWP Fellowship in Prague. Born in Hawai’i, she teaches in California. When not reading, Sandra likes to cook, fiercely.

Laura Buccieri Home School Hudson 2016 Laura Buccieri lives in NYC, where she is an MFA candidate in Poetry at The New School. You can find her forthcoming and most recent work in Bustle, Prelude, Potluck, PANK, Word Riot, The Seventh Wave, Reality Beach, Nourrir, Yes Poetry, Public Pool, Entropy, Red Paint Hill Publishing, Cosmonauts Avenue, and FORTH. Her chapbook, On being mistaken, is forthcoming in 2017 from Red Paint Hill Publishing. She works at Freeman’s Journal and Berl’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop. Check out more of her work here: laurabuccieri.com.

Laura Buccieri
Home School Hudson 2016

Laura Buccieri lives in NYC, where she is an MFA candidate in Poetry at The New School. You can find her forthcoming and most recent work in Bustle, Prelude, Potluck, PANK, Word Riot, The Seventh Wave, Reality Beach, Nourrir, Yes Poetry, Public Pool, Entropy, Red Paint Hill Publishing, Cosmonauts Avenue, and FORTH. Her chapbook, On being mistaken, is forthcoming in 2017 from Red Paint Hill Publishing. She works at Freeman’s Journal and Berl’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop. Check out more of her work here: laurabuccieri.com.

 
Constance SHERESE Collier-Mercado Home School Claremont 2017 Constance SHERESE Collier-Mercado is a Black Woman Writer/Artist, Founder of The CultSTATUS Arts Haven, and self-professed “Anthropologist of the Arts” in search of all the Culture she can get. "Fresh, DOPE, Beauty ..." are words she uses to describe the pluralistic idea that she can be any genre of Woman/ish Activist necessary to give voice to the fullness of Black Afro-Diasporic existence. Her writing primarily examines nuance and layer through the multilingual and equivocal - the literal and imagined intersections of sensory, mystic, and social identities - to include the cultures of abuse, empowerment, and dis/ABILITY. She recently curated an AfroFutures Syllabus event "Hoo-Doula/Voo-Doula" at the Auburn Avenue Research Library. Her current projects include writing a volume of poetry and two novels - one in a multilingual Gullah/English creole, the other in Spanish – while metastasizing the reach of her work to depict the divinity and kinetic energy of The Kinfolk.

Constance SHERESE Collier-Mercado
Home School Claremont 2017

Constance SHERESE Collier-Mercado is a Black Woman Writer/Artist, Founder of The CultSTATUS Arts Haven, and self-professed “Anthropologist of the Arts” in search of all the Culture she can get. "Fresh, DOPE, Beauty ..." are words she uses to describe the pluralistic idea that she can be any genre of Woman/ish Activist necessary to give voice to the fullness of Black Afro-Diasporic existence. Her writing primarily examines nuance and layer through the multilingual and equivocal - the literal and imagined intersections of sensory, mystic, and social identities - to include the cultures of abuse, empowerment, and dis/ABILITY. She recently curated an AfroFutures Syllabus event "Hoo-Doula/Voo-Doula" at the Auburn Avenue Research Library. Her current projects include writing a volume of poetry and two novels - one in a multilingual Gullah/English creole, the other in Spanish – while metastasizing the reach of her work to depict the divinity and kinetic energy of The Kinfolk.

Rebecca Bowman Home School Claremont 2017 Rebecca is a poet and nonfiction writer working in Brooklyn.

Rebecca Bowman
Home School Claremont 2017

Rebecca is a poet and nonfiction writer working in Brooklyn.

Aaron Graham Home School Hudson 2015 Aaron Graham hails from Glenrock, Wyoming, population 1159 and a veteran of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq where he served with Marine Corps' Human Intelligence and Counterterrorism Task Force as an analyst and linguist. Aaron is the poetry editor for Muse /A journal, and assistant editor for the Squaw Valley Review. He served as the "Cecilia Baker Memorial Visiting Scholar" for Seaside Writers. His Chapbook "Skyping from a Combat Zone" was shortlisted for the Sunken Garden prize and "Blood Stripes" was a national finalist for Tupelo Press's Berkshire Prize. His Poem "PTSD Poem #12" has been nominated as "The Best of the Net" and "Blood Stripes" won 1st place in f(r)iction's national contest.

Aaron Graham
Home School Hudson 2015

Aaron Graham hails from Glenrock, Wyoming, population 1159 and a veteran of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq where he served with Marine Corps' Human Intelligence and Counterterrorism Task Force as an analyst and linguist. Aaron is the poetry editor for Muse /A journal, and assistant editor for the Squaw Valley Review. He served as the "Cecilia Baker Memorial Visiting Scholar" for Seaside Writers. His Chapbook "Skyping from a Combat Zone" was shortlisted for the Sunken Garden prize and "Blood Stripes" was a national finalist for Tupelo Press's Berkshire Prize. His Poem "PTSD Poem #12" has been nominated as "The Best of the Net" and "Blood Stripes" won 1st place in f(r)iction's national contest.