India Lena González (organizer) is a poet, editor, and multidisciplinary artist. She received her BA from Columbia University and her MFA from NYU’s Creative Writing Program. Her work is published or forthcoming in American Chordata, The Brooklyn Review, Harvard Review, Lampblack, PANK, Pigeon Pages, and Poetry Northwest, among others. fox woman get out! (BOA Editions, 2023), selected by Aracelis Girmay as part of the Blessing the Boats Selections, is her debut poetry collection. India is also a professionally trained dancer, choreographer, and actor and has had the pleasure of performing at Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, St. Mark’s Church, 92nd Street Y, La Mama, New York Live Arts, and other such venues. Instagram: @itsyagurlindia

Ananda Naima González is a writer, educator, and performer residing in Harlem, NY. She carries a BA and an MFA from Columbia University, in poetry and fiction respectively, and has taught at Gotham Writers Workshop. Her words have appeared in BOMB, McSweeney’s, Catapult, Apogee, The Southern Review, Lampblack, and Twin Bird Review. She has been a finalist for LitMag’s Virginia Woolf Award for Short Fiction,Bellingham Review’s Tobias Wolff Award for Fiction, Gulf Coast Journal’s Barthelme Prize for Short Prose, SmokeLong Quarterly’s Award for Flash Fiction, and Indiana Review’s 1/2K Prize, and was recently shortlisted for The Lascaux Review’s Prize in Flash Fiction. Her mission is to honor the inherently sacred ritual of living. In addition to writing, she is also a professionally trained dancer and an accomplished choreographer and filmmaker. Instagram: @ananda._panda.93

Maggie Millner is the author of Couplets. Her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, POETRY, Kenyon Review, BOMB, The Nation, and elsewhere. She is a Lecturer at Yale and a Senior Editor at The Yale Review.

Anahid Nersessian is the author of three books: Keats's Odes: A Lover's Discourse(Verso, 2022; University of Chicago Press, 2021), a finalist for the 2022 Pegasus Award for Poetry Criticism from the Poetry Foundation; The Calamity Form: On Poetry and Social Life (Chicago, 2020), and Utopia, Limited: Romanticism and Adjustment (Harvard University Press, 2015). She writes regularly for The New York Review of Books and has also published work in The London Review of Books, The Paris Review, New Left Review, and n+1. She lives in Los Angeles. Instagram: anahidnersessian

Ryan Cook (organizer) is a Brooklyn based genderqueer poet and events coordinator whose work specializes in queer mythologies, digital cultures, and curses. Instagram: @Ryan_patrick_cook.

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