Lisa Andrews, Adam Giannelli, Joseph Legaspi, Richard Jeffry Newman
Lisa Andrews is the author of The Inside Room (Indolent Books, 2018) and Dear Liz (Indolent Books, 2016). Her poems have appeared in Gargoyle, Painted Bride Quarterly, and Zone 3. A graduate of Hunter College, Andrews received an MA in English Literature and an MFA in Creative Writing from NYU. Recipient of a New Voice Poetry Award from the Writers Voice of the West Side YMCA, Andrews has had residencies at Blue Mountain Center, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the Vermont Studio Center, and studied acting at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, artist Tony Geiger.
Adam Giannelli is the author of Tremulous Hinge (University of Iowa Press, 2017), winner of the Iowa Poetry Prize, and the translator of a selection of prose poems by Marosa di Giorgio, Diadem (BOA Editions, 2012). His poems have appeared in the Kenyon Review, New England Review, Ploughshares, Yale Review, FIELD, and elsewhere. Giannelli is a doctoral candidate in literature and creative writing at the University of Utah.
Joseph O. Legaspi is the author of the poetry collections Threshold (Cavankerry, 2017) and Imago (Cavankerry, 2007), as well as the chapbooks Aviary, Bestiary (Organic Weapons, 2014), selected for the inaugural David Blair Memorial Chapbook Prize by Vievee Francis; and Subways (Thrush Press, 2013). His work has appeared in POETRY, New England Review, Best of the Net, Orion, and the Academy of American Poets Poem-a-Day. A Fulbright Scholar and New York Foundation for the Arsts (NYFA) Fellow, Legaspi co-founded Kundiman (www.kundiman.org), a non-profit organization supporting Asian American writers and literature. He lives in Queens, New York.
Richard Jeffrey Newman is the author of Words for What Those Men Have Done (Guernica Editions 2017), The Silence of Men (CavanKerry Press 2006), and For My Son, A Kind of Prayer (Ghostbird Press 2016), as well as three books of translation from classical Persian poetry, most recently The Teller of Tales: Stories from Ferdowsi’s Shahnameh (Junction Press 2011). Newman is on the executive board of Newtown Literary, a Queens, NY-based literary nonprofit and curates the First Tuesdays reading series in Jackson Heights, NY. He is Professor of English at Nassau Community College in Garden City.