Heather Derr-Smith, James Diaz, Jennifer Juneau
Heather Derr-Smith is the author of Tongue Screw (Sparkwheel Press, 2016), The Bride Minaret (University of Akron Press, 2008), and Each End of the World (Main Street Rag Press, 2005). She received a BA from the University of Virginia and an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Heather was born in Dallas and spent most of her childhood in Fredericksburg, Va.
James Diaz is the author of This Someone I Call Stranger (Indolent Books, 2018) and three full-length collaborative manuscripts with poet Elisabeth Horan. He is founding editor of the literary arts & music journal Anti-Heroin Chic. His work has appeared most recently in Psaltery & Lyre, The Ekphrastic Review, Quail Bell Magazine and Autumn Sky Poetry Daily (for which his poem, “The Balance Between Us,” was nominated for the Best of the Net.) In his steadfast commitment to providing a platform for radically underrepresented and marginalized voices, he will be publishing the diverse works of death row inmates from San Quentin in the coming months in collaboration with their liaison Nicola White, who manages Art of San Quentin. He currently resides in upstate New York.
Jennifer Juneau is the author of More Than Moon (Diaphanous Press, 2017), a finalist for the National Poetry Series. Her work has appeared in journals including the American Poetry Journal, Cincinnati Review, Columbia Journal, Evergreen Review, Seattle Review, and Verse Daily, among others. Jennifer lives in New York City.