September 4 - GEN[DE]R[E] Non Conforming
ELÆ [LYNNE DESILVA-JOHNSON]
Elæ is a change agent working at the intersection of social and creative practice , transformationAL EDUCATION, and archive-facing radical publishing, informed by somatic and systemic reprogramming.
Joanna C. Valente
Joanna C. Valente is a ghost who lives in Brooklyn, New York. Joanna is the author of Sirs & Madams (Aldrich Press, 2014), The Gods Are Dead (Deadly Chaps Press, 2015) Marys of the Sea (The Operating System, 2017), Xenos (Agape Editions, 2016), Sexting Ghosts (Unknown Press, 2018), and No(body) (Madhouse Press, 2019). They are the editor of A Shadow Map: Writing By Survivors of Sexual Assault (CCM, 2017), and received a MFA in writing at Sarah Lawrence College. Joanna is also the founder of Yes, Poetry, as well as the senior managing editor for Luna Luna Magazine and an editor for Civil Coping Mechanisms.
Berry Grass is originally from rural Missouri, got their MFA in Tuscaloosa, and now lives & teaches writing in Philadelphia. They are the author of Hall of Waters (forthcoming in 2019 from The Operating System). When they aren't reading submissions as Nonfiction Editor of Sundog Lit, they're embodying what happens when a Virgo watches too much professional wrestling.
Joey De Jesus
Joey de Jesus is an undying manticore hidden behind dark agendas and a glamouring amulet. Joey edits poetry for Apogee Journal and is a recipient of the 2017 NYFA/NYSCA Fellowship in Poetry and lives in Queens. Poems have appeared in Barrow Street, Bettering American Poetry, Brooklyn Magazine, The Brooklyn Rail, BOAAT, Guernica, Puerto Rico en mi Corazon, Southern Humanities Review, The Volta, and elsewhere have been performed and installed in Artists Space, Basilica and The New Museum.
Zoe Tuck was born in Texas, became a person in California, and now lives in Massachusetts, where she is building the Threshold Academy, a bookstore and non-traditional educational / performance space. She co-curates the But Also house reading series. Zoe is the author of Soft Investigations (Daisy Mayhem Books 2019), Terror Matrix (Timeless, Infinite Light 2014), and is currently working on new poems and a critical book of trans poetics. Find out more at zoetuck.com.