Anaïs Duplan is the author of Take This Stallion. Her poems and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in/on: Hyperallergic, Boston Review, The Journal, FENCE, PBS Newshour, the Ploughshares blog, Asymptote Journal’s blog, and other places. She directs the Center for Afrofuturist Studies, an artist residency program in Iowa City where she is an MFA candidate at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.
Christopher Soto aka Loma (b. 1991, Los Angeles) is a poet based in Brooklyn, New York. He was named one of “10 Up and Coming Latinx Poets You Need to Know” by Remezcla. He was named one of “30 Poets You Should Be Reading” by The Literary Hub.He was named one of “7 Trans & Gender Non-Conforming Artist Doing the Work” by the Offing.Poets & Writers honored Christopher Soto with the “Barnes & Nobles Writer for Writers Award” in 2016. Christopher Soto’sfirst chapbook “Sad Girl Poems” was published by Sibling Rivalry Press. His work has been translated into Spanish and Portuguese. He is currently working on a full-length poetry manuscript about police violence and mass incarceration. He founded Nepantla: A Journal Dedicated to Queer Poets of Color with the Lambda Literary Foundation and cofounded The Undocupoets Campaign.He interned at the Poetry Society of America and received an MFA in poetry from NYU.