Kim Nall

Kim Nall is a poet and educator from Dallas, Texas. She holds a BA in Communication Studies from the University of North Texas and is an MFA candidate at Carlow University, where she co-curates and co-emcees the Raising Our Voices Alumni Reading Series. Her work has appeared in Poetry Quarterly, Red Wheelbarrow, and at the…

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Alan Gann

Alan Gann facilitates writing workshops and afterschool programming at Texans Can Academy, and wrote DaVerse Works, Big Thought’s performance poetry curriculum. A multiple Pushcart and Best-of-the-Net nominee, Alan is the author of three volumes of poetry: Better Ways to See (forthcoming from Assure Press), That’s Entertainment (Lamar University Literary Press), and Adventures of the Clumsy Juggler (Ink Brush Press). His nonexistent spare time is spent outdoors: biking, bird watching, and snapping photographs.

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Emily Ramser

Emily Ramser is a queer activist-teacher-scholar-poet living in Denton, Texas where they write, collaborate, and perform with the creative collective Spiderweb Salon and study blackout poetry. Check out their history of blackout poetry at https://www.thehistoryofblackoutpoetry.org/ and follow them on Twitter @RamsersRhetoric.”

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Shin Yu Pai

Shin Yu Pai is a poet, essayist and visual artist. She is the author of several books including Virga (Empty Bowl), ENSŌ (Entre Ríos), Sightings: Selected Works (1913 Press), Aux Arcs (La Alameda), Adamantine (White Pine), and Equivalence (La Alameda). She served as the fourth poet laureate of the city of Redmond from 2015 to…

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Poetry: Tim Cloward

Tim Cloward is a writer/educator who lives in Dallas, Texas. He holds a Ph.D. in Aesthetic Studies from the University of Texas at Dallas. The founder of the poetry/performance troupe Dancing Tongue, he has also worked with Poetry Circus and Question Authority, both acclaimed multi-disciplinary performance ensembles. His work has been seen in a number of…

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Lisa Huffaker

Lisa Huffaker’s poems appear in 32 Poems, Spillway, The Boiler, Able Muse, and other journals. Her project White Rock Zine Machine offers art and writing through sculptural vending machines. She has been a visiting artist at the Dallas Museum of Art and the Nasher Sculpture Center, and has an installation on view at Ro2 Art.…

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Jason Edwards

Jason Edwards is a native Texan. He toured with the Dallas Slam Team, placing second overall in the 1998 National Poetry Slam, and the Slam America national tour. In 2001, he formed Trigger Happy Jacks, a gay performance troupe featuring poetry, performance art, theatre and comedy. His newest book of poetry Let’s Run Away To…

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Matthew Pitt

Matthew Pitt grew up in St. Louis, lived in NYC, LA, the Mississippi Coast, and other various ports of entry, and is now Associate Professor of English at TCU, in Ft. Worth. He is author of two fiction collections: These Are Our Demands (Engine Books), a Midwest Book Award winner, and Attention Please Now (Autumn House Prize Winner). Individual stories…

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John Dorsey

John Dorsey lived for several years in Toledo, Ohio. He is the author of several collections of poetry, including Teaching the Dead to Sing: The Outlaw’s Prayer (Rose of Sharon Press, 2006), Sodomy is a City in New Jersey (American Mettle Books, 2010), Tombstone Factory, (Epic Rites Press, 2013), Appalachian Frankenstein (GTK Press, 2015) Being…

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Dinah Waranch

Dinah is a midwife. She writes mostly prose poetry that might come together eventually as memoir about a short Jewish woman growing up in a particular corner of London during a certain time, coming of age and giving birth in Jerusalem, mothering and midwifing and growing older in Dallas Texas. Visit her blog at https://www.dallasmidwife.com/dinahs-days-and-nights. Cove…

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