Lauren K. Alleyne, author of Honeyfish, and Difficult Fruit is a poet and educator. Her award-winning work appears in venues such as The Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times, Tin House and Ms Muse, among others. She is assistant director of the Furious Flower Poetry Center at James Madison University.
Cameron Awkward-Rich, author of Dispatch, is a black, trans writer and educator, currently living in Northampton, Mass. His first collection of poetry was Sympathetic Little Monster. His second collection, Dispatch, was the winner of the 2018 Lexi Rudnitsky Editor’s Choice Award.