Naoko Fujimoto Home School Claremont 2017 Naoko Fujimoto was born and raised in Nagoya, Japan. She was an exchange student and received a B.A. and M.A. from Indiana University South Bend. Her recent publications are in Prairie Schooner, Hotel Amerika, RHINO, Cream City Review, and many other journals. Her first chapbook, “Home, No Home”, won the annual Oro Fino Chapbook Competition by Educe Press. Other short collections, “Silver Seasons of Heartache” and “Cochlea”, will be published by Glass Lyre Press in May, 2017. Currently she is working on her graphic poetry collection, which will be published by Tupelo Press. Her progress can be seen at her blog.

Naoko Fujimoto
Home School Claremont 2017

Naoko Fujimoto was born and raised in Nagoya, Japan. She was an exchange student and received a B.A. and M.A. from Indiana University South Bend. Her recent publications are in Prairie Schooner, Hotel Amerika, RHINO, Cream City Review, and many other journals. Her first chapbook, “Home, No Home”, won the annual Oro Fino Chapbook Competition by Educe Press. Other short collections, “Silver Seasons of Heartache” and “Cochlea”, will be published by Glass Lyre Press in May, 2017. Currently she is working on her graphic poetry collection, which will be published by Tupelo Press. Her progress can be seen at her blog.

Paco Márquez Home School Hudson 2016 Originally from Mexico and Northern California, Paco Márquez’s work has appeared in Apogee, Ostrich Review, and Huizache, among others. Recipient of fellowships from New York University, The Center for Book Arts, and the Squaw Valley Writer’s workshop, he holds and MFA in poetry from NYU, where he was poetry editor of Washington Square Review. One of his poems went up on a public mural through Sacramento’s Del Paso Words & Walls Project. He was featured on Columbia University's WKCR 89.9 FM’s “Studio A,” and in “I Know No Country,” a short film directed by Antonio Salume which won NYU’s Spring 2016 Sight & Sound Documentary Film Festival. Currently, he is poetry editor at OccuPoetry.

Paco Márquez
Home School Hudson 2016

Originally from Mexico and Northern California, Paco Márquez’s work has appeared in Apogee, Ostrich Review, and Huizache, among others. Recipient of fellowships from New York University, The Center for Book Arts, and the Squaw Valley Writer’s workshop, he holds and MFA in poetry from NYU, where he was poetry editor of Washington Square Review. One of his poems went up on a public mural through Sacramento’s Del Paso Words & Walls Project. He was featured on Columbia University's WKCR 89.9 FM’s “Studio A,” and in “I Know No Country,” a short film directed by Antonio Salume which won NYU’s Spring 2016 Sight & Sound Documentary Film Festival. Currently, he is poetry editor at OccuPoetry.

Samantha L. Wischnia Home School Claremont 2017 Samantha is a poet, comic, actor, computer-musician & 2015 alumnus of NYU Gallatin, where she pursued a course of study in the psychosocial dimensions of capitalist development and minored in Spanish & Creative Writing.

Samantha L. Wischnia
Home School Claremont 2017

Samantha is a poet, comic, actor, computer-musician & 2015 alumnus of NYU Gallatin, where she pursued a course of study in the psychosocial dimensions of capitalist development and minored in Spanish & Creative Writing.

 
Kay Ulanday Barrett Home School Claremont 2017 Kay Ulanday Barrett aka @brownroundboi, is a poet, performer, and educator, navigating life as a disabled pin@y-amerikan transgender queer in the U.S. with struggle, resistance, and laughter. K. has featured on colleges & stages globally; Princeton University, UC Berkeley, The Lincoln Center, Queens Museum, The Chicago Historical Society, & even an invitation to The White House. K. has facilitated workshops, presented keynotes, and contributed to panels with various social justice communities. As a fellow of both The Home School and Drunken Boat Literary Retreat, honors include: 18 Million Rising Filipino American History Month Hero, Chicago’s LGBTQ 30 under 30 awards, Finalist for The Gwendolyn Brooks Open-Mic Award, Windy City Times Pride Literary Poetry Prize. Their contributions are found in Lambda Literary, RaceForward, Foglifter, The Deaf Poets Society, Poor Magazine, Fusion.net, Trans Bodies/Trans Selves, Winter Tangerine, Make/Shift, Third Woman Press, The Advocate, and Bitch Magazine. K. turns art into action and is dedicated to remixing recipes. When The Chant Comes is their first collection of poet Find their work at www.kaybarrett.net / @kulandaybarrett

Kay Ulanday Barrett
Home School Claremont 2017

Kay Ulanday Barrett aka @brownroundboi, is a poet, performer, and educator, navigating life as a disabled pin@y-amerikan transgender queer in the U.S. with struggle, resistance, and laughter. K. has featured on colleges & stages globally; Princeton University, UC Berkeley, The Lincoln Center, Queens Museum, The Chicago Historical Society, & even an invitation to The White House. K. has facilitated workshops, presented keynotes, and contributed to panels with various social justice communities. As a fellow of both The Home School and Drunken Boat Literary Retreat, honors include: 18 Million Rising Filipino American History Month Hero, Chicago’s LGBTQ 30 under 30 awards, Finalist for The Gwendolyn Brooks Open-Mic Award, Windy City Times Pride Literary Poetry Prize. Their contributions are found in Lambda Literary, RaceForward, Foglifter, The Deaf Poets Society, Poor Magazine, Fusion.net, Trans Bodies/Trans Selves, Winter Tangerine, Make/Shift, Third Woman Press, The Advocate, and Bitch Magazine. K. turns art into action and is dedicated to remixing recipes. When The Chant Comes is their first collection of poet Find their work at www.kaybarrett.net / @kulandaybarrett

Lynne Thompson Home School Claremont 2017 In 2017, Lynne Thompson was awarded a Literary Award from the Tucson Festival of Books and in 2015, she received a Master Artist Fellowship from the City of Los Angeles. Thompson is the author of three poetry chapbooks as well as two full-length poetry collections, Beg No Pardon, winner of the Perugia Press Book Prize and the Great Lakes Colleges Association’s New Writers Award, and Start With A Small Guitar (What Books Press). Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Cultural Weekly, North American Review, Ecotone, Rattle, African American Review, Poetry, Crab Creek Review, and Prairie Schooner, as well as the anthologies Coiled Serpent, Poets Arising from the Cultural Quakes & Shifts of Los Angeles and Wide Awake: Poets of Los Angeles and Beyond. Thompson is Reviews and Essays Editor of the literary journal, Spillway.

Lynne Thompson
Home School Claremont 2017

In 2017, Lynne Thompson was awarded a Literary Award from the Tucson Festival of Books and in 2015, she received a Master Artist Fellowship from the City of Los Angeles. Thompson is the author of three poetry chapbooks as well as two full-length poetry collections, Beg No Pardon, winner of the Perugia Press Book Prize and the Great Lakes Colleges Association’s New Writers Award, and Start With A Small Guitar (What Books Press). Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Cultural Weekly, North American Review, Ecotone, Rattle, African American Review, Poetry, Crab Creek Review, and Prairie Schooner, as well as the anthologies Coiled Serpent, Poets Arising from the Cultural Quakes & Shifts of Los Angeles and Wide Awake: Poets of Los Angeles and Beyond. Thompson is Reviews and Essays Editor of the literary journal, Spillway.

MC Hyland Home School Claremont 2017 MC Hyland is founding editor of DoubleCross Press, and is currently working on a dissertation on poets' uses of the commons, as well as on an ongoing poetic research project on walking, friendship, and publishing. She is the author of the poetry collection Neveragainland and of several poetry chapbooks, most recently THE END PART ONE (forthcoming from Magic Helicopter Press).

MC Hyland
Home School Claremont 2017

MC Hyland is founding editor of DoubleCross Press, and is currently working on a dissertation on poets' uses of the commons, as well as on an ongoing poetic research project on walking, friendship, and publishing. She is the author of the poetry collection Neveragainland and of several poetry chapbooks, most recently THE END PART ONE (forthcoming from Magic Helicopter Press).