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Oscar Guardiola-Rivera

freedom fighter from Latin America, poet, award-winning author, and  philosopher in exile.

Oscar is the author of such critically acclaimed books as What If Latin America Ruled the World?(Bloomsbury, 2010) winner of the Frantz Fanon Award, and Story of a Death Foretold. The Coup Against Salvador Allende (Bloomsbury, 2013) shortlisted for the 2014 Bread & Roses Award, both selected among the best non-fiction publications of the year. More recently, In Defence of Armed/Art Struggle (Bogota: UTadeo, 2019),  and the poetic novel Night of the World (The 87 Press, 2021). He’s a Fellow of the RSA and teaches at Birkbeck College, University of London. His docu-series “Art & Fire: A Journey in Five Films”, co-produced with Hay Festivals is available at   

Peter Radley

poet amongst other things

so what to bio

what should i say

influences favorites 

old and new

that sway

how can i capture

all that makes me

in so few words  never

mind the years that

have had their way

may i suggest just reading

the poems (or not) more

said there than i

could possible say

fears to allay

Sean Murphy


Sean Murphy has appeared on NPR's "All Things Considered" and been quoted in USA Today, The New York Times, The Huffington Post, and AdAge. A long-time columnist for PopMatters, his work has also appeared in Salon, The Village Voice, Washington City Paper, The Good Men Project, Memoir Magazine, and others. His chapbook, The Blackened Blues, was published by Finishing Line Press in July, 2021. He has twice been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, and served as writer-in-residence of the Noepe Center at Martha's Vineyard. He’s Founding Director of 1455 ( To learn more, and read his published short fiction, poetry, and criticism, please visit and @bullmurph.

Turner Roth

Poet, Essayist & Playwright

Turner Roth is a poet, essayist, and playwright. He received an MA in Philosophy from Université Paris 8 and Kingston University, London. He lives and works in New York City as a political organizer and on issues of housing and homelessness.

Starr Davis

Poet & Essayist

Starr Davis is a poet and essayist whose work has been featured in multiple literary venues such as The Kenyon Review, the Academy of American Poets’ Poem-a-Day, the Rumpus, So to Speak, and Transition. She holds an MFA in creative writing from the City College of New York and a BA in journalism and creative writing from the University of Akron. She tutors marginalized groups of young African American female writers for the nonprofit organization Seeds of Fortune. She is a 2021-2022 PEN America Writing For Justice Fellow. She is the creative nonfiction editor for TriQuarterly.

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David Groff


David Groff is the author of Clay, chosen by Michael Waters for the Louise Bogan Award, and Theory of Devolution, selected by Mark Doty for the National Poetry  Series. An independent book editor and publishing consultant, he teaches in the M.F.A. Creative Writing Program at The City College of New York.

Adam Merzel

Poet and Writer

Adam tends to view himself as a professional student and an amateur wine person. Amidst all the tension and simmering anxiety, he'll occasionally do his homework and make poems happen. Examples of these can be found poorly edited in The Menteur Magazine, and elsewhere unpublished, flailing about in various folders and flash drives. He aspires to get to all the unread novels on his bookshelf, and continue deigning society with a productive presence for as long as he possibly can.

Jonathan Memmert

Poet and Writer

Jonathan Memmert is a poet, writer, and reader who doesn’t think life makes a lot of sense at times and is continually fascinated by how many twists and turns we encounter daily. He lives in Manhattan and is an MFA candidate at The City College of New York in Harlem.
His poetry has been published in 433, Global City Review,and Promethean.

Mordecai Martin 


Mordecai Martin is an Ashkenazi Jewish writer working somewhere between New York, Philadelphia and Mexico City. He is inspired by the work of Grace Paley, Isaac Babel, and YL Peretz. His work has appeared in Sortes, Gone Lawn, TIMBER Journal, X-Ray, and Peach Magazine, among others. He tweets @mordecaipmartin and blogs at

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