Morgan Parker, author of Who Put This Song On? and Magical Negro, is a poet, essayist, and novelist. She is also the author of the poetry collections There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé and Other People’s Comfort Keeps Me Up At Night.
Kiki Petrosino, author of White Blood: A Lyric of Virginia, is the recipient of a Fellowship in Literature from the National Endowment for the Arts. Her earlier collections are Witch Wife: Poems and Hymn for the Black Terrific: Poems. She is Professor of Poetry at the University of Virginia.
Jared Pool is a multi-instrumentalist based in Richmond, Va. He performs with the Legendary Ingramettes, the Sherman Holmes Project, Larry Keel, and many other bluegrass, gospel, and rock ‘n’ roll groups throughout Virginia.
Axel Presas, author of Las veces que Azrael no se detuvo / The Times that Azrael Didn’t Stop, is from Cuba. He lives in Atlanta, Ga., where he works as a visiting assistant professor of Spanish Language and Afro-Latin American Cultures at Emory University. Presas is a short story writer, critic, translator, and poet, and he has published widely.