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Jess Nieberg (they/them) is a queer Jewish poet living in Boulder, CO. They are currently completing their BA in creative writing at the University of Colorado. They were a semifinalist at the 2017 National Poetry Slam and currently run the Denver Mercury Cafe poetry slam. They have been an editor for two journals, Walkabout and Timber, and their work has appeared or is forthcoming in Entropy, Permafrost, Western Humanities Review, Lunch Ticket, Anti-Heroin Chic, among others. They love the color green and the sound of laughter, and they would very much like to pet your dog.

 

Wheeler Light lives in Broomfield, CO. He received his BA in creative writing from Naropa University. He grew up outside DC where he loved orange creamsicles more than anything. He is captivated by the intersection of nostalgia and truth. He is a Pushcart Prize nominee and the recipient of the 2017 IthacaLit Difficult Fruit Poetry Prize. His writing has appeared or is forthcoming in December, New Delta Review, and Hobart, among others. He is the author of Blue Means Snow (Bottlecap Press 2018).

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Devin Devine is a writer, comedian, and touring performer from Spokane, Washington. One of the organizers for Spokane Poetry Slam and a member of Spokane's 2015, 2017, and 2018 National Poetry Slam teams. She laughs and writes her way through issues of mental health, sexuality, sex positivity, and recovery. She is the author of three self-published chapbooks Feral Empathy, Crying on the Toilet, and her most recent Domestic & Fowl. devindevine.me for more information

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Aaya Perez is an intersectional genderqueer poet and polymath born and raised in NYC. Aaya has represented Urban Word NYC and New York City at the Brave New Voices Festival in 2016, and was a member of the 2018 Jersey City Slam Team, competing at the National Poetry Slam. They have performed at The Apollo Theatre, The Metropolitan Museum Of Art, The Lincoln Center, and The Washington Monument. They teach regular workshops in association with JC Slam and have had their work featured in and Rookie Magazine and Buzzfeed - among others. Aaya recently premiered their debut play “Meet Me At The Crossroads” in the theatrical anthology “If Wings Could Grow”, is one-fourth of the unapologetically millennial podcast “No Wifi”, and is currently working to be queer and black in this country.