Katherine E. Young

Richard Peabody

Amy Young

Jose Padua

Kori Johnson

Andy Fogle

Sandra Beasley

Francisco Aragon

Francisco Aragón is the son of Nicaraguan immigrants. His books include, After Rubén (Red Hen Press), Glow of Our Sweat (Scapegoat Press), and Puerta de Sol (Bilingual Press). He’s also the editor of, The Wind Shifts: New Latino Poetry (University of Arizona Press). For more information, visit: http://franciscoaragon.net

Sandra Beasley is the author of Made to Explode; Count the Waves; I Was the Jukebox; Theories of Falling; and Don’t Kill the Birthday Girl: Tales from an Allergic Life, a disability memoir. She also edited Vinegar and Char: Verse from the Southern Foodways Alliance. She lives in Washington, DC.

Andy Fogle is the author of Across from Now and Arc & Seam: Poems of Farouk Goweda, co-translated with Walid Abdallah (forthcoming). Nonfiction and collage are in Gargoyle, Parks and Points, Pine Hills Review, and Right Hand Pointing, and music’s at fogle.bandcamp.com. He’s from Virginia Beach and now lives in upstate NY.

Kori Johnson lives in Washington, D.C. and works to advance safe, equitable transportation for people of all backgrounds. Art and storytelling play a key role in her professional practice of designing and implementing community engagement programs around active transportation. In her free time, she enjoys art, reading, writing, and cooking vegetarian food.

Jose Padua’s first book, A Short History of Monsters (published by the University of Arkansas Press), was chosen by Billy Collins as the winner of the 2019 Miller Williams Poetry Prize. He lives with his wife (the poet Heather L. Davis) and children in Washington DC.

Richard Peabody wears many literary hats. He taught fiction writing at Johns Hopkins University for 15 years. His Gargoyle Magazine (founded 1976) will release issues 74 and 75 by the end of 2021. He has edited (or co-edited) 26 anthologies, including Mondo Barbie and A Different Beat. Guinness on the Quay was published by Salmon Poetry in 2019.

Amy Young is a former poet laureate of Alexandria. Her poems have been performed by the 21st Century Consort and the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble and have been anthologized most recently in Ghost Fishing: An Eco-Justice Poetry Anthology and Rocked by the Waters: Poems of Motherhood. She teaches at The Lab School of Washington and writes with the Surrey Street Poets.

Katherine E. Young is the author of Woman Drinking Absinthe and Day of the Border Guards and editor of Written in Arlington. She is the translator of Anna Starobinets, Akram Aylisli, Inna Kabysh, and numerous Russophone poets; she was named a 2017 NEA translation fellow. She served as the inaugural poet laureate for Arlington, Virginia. https://katherine-young-poet.com/