Saturday, May 20, 2017


Ananda Lima’s work has appeared in The American Poetry Review, Rattle, Rattle - Poets Respond, The Offing, Public Pool, Origins and other publications She has an MA in Linguistics from UCLA, was selected for the AWP Writer to Writer Program, and has attended workshops at Bread Loaf, Tin House and Sewanee, where she will return as staff in 2017. Ananda has taught at UCLA, Montclair State University and elsewhere. She is currently working on a full-length poetry collection centered on immigration and motherhood.

Roberto Carlos Garcia's first full collection, Melancolía, is available from Červená Barva Press and his chapbook amores gitano (gypsy loves) was published by Červená Barva Press in 2013. His poems and prose have appeared or are forthcoming in The New EngagementPublic Pool, Stillwater Review, Gawker, Barrelhouse, Tuesday; An Art Project, The Acentos Review, Lunch Ticket, Bold As Love Magazine, Entropy, PLUCK!: The Journal of Affrilachian Arts & Culture, The Rumpus, 5 AM Magazine, Wilderness House, Connotation Press- An Online Artifact, Poets/Artists, Levure Litteraire, and others. Roberto is the founder of Get Fresh Books, LLC, a cooperative press. Roberto holds an MFA in Poetry and Poetry in Translation from Drew University, and is an Instructor of English at Union County College. 

Andrew Blais is a stagehand who writes, with work published by The Brooklyn ReviewWV MagazineEdge City and elsewhere. Teaching: Brooklyn College; Marymount Manhattan College; and City Tech College, where his poetry won the inaugural Charles Hirsch Award for faculty writing. MFA, Brooklyn College; BA, SUNY-Binghamton. Andrew is working on his first volume of poetry and is the founder of Valley Book Works.