Shana Bulhan Haydock
is biracial (half South Asian, half white.) A 21 year old South Asian queer disabled writer of colour, she grew up mostly in India. Currently living in Massachusetts, USA, Shana works as a freelance writer and artist. In her words, “I read a lot, and my apartment is full of my ever-growing collection of books. I am fond of sudden bursts of urgent writing in notebooks, as well as careful reevaluation of previously written poems. I have been published in the “Open Spaces India” collaborative anthology project with Kinaara
literary magazine, Cosmoqueer
zine, and Motif Mag
literary magazine. I am passionate about identity politics and social justice. I am dedicated to learning about the many different peoples and beings who have lived and live throughout time. I am invested in understanding and respecting their/our social histories. In the course of my learning so far, I have also realized that identity labels and constructs can be both significantly important and severely limiting. However, I think poetry can be an expression of endless fractals of experience.”
a resident of Brockport, NY, is a freelance writer who also runs a personal assistant business throughout Western New York State. Published in Story Bleed (Blog Nosh), Genesee Valley Parent, aaduna
, the Democrat and Chronicle
, and the American Cancer Society’s Choose You
Blog, Christine contributed creative non-fiction and poetry to Mother Muse
: A Collection of Poetry & Prose Celebrating the Joys & Challenges of Motherhood
as well as Motherly Musings
. Ms. Green initiated (and coordinates) the monthly Different Path Gallery Reading Series in Brockport, NY where she and colleagues keep the literary arts alive and well.
Ms. Green invites you to visit her blog: http://grownupsarelikethat.blogspot.com
is currently a long-term English substitute teacher for the Central Dauphin School District in south central Pennsylvania. Previously, she attended Lebanon Valley College for English Education and published poetry in the campus literary journal, Greenblotter.
Besides writing poetry, Natalie enjoys outdoor activities, playing guitar and reading new books. She has enjoyed traveling around the world and visiting Germany, Scotland, France and Switzerland. In addition, she was able to study abroad in Ormskirk, England. The inspiration for her poem "Climbing the Coaster" came from her part-time job as a ride operator at an amusement park.
Ronald M. Gauthier
is an author and librarian living in Atlanta. He has short fiction and nonfiction published in the Witness Literary Journal, Cigale Literary Journal, the Times-Picayune, the Atlanta Journal Constitution, the Atlanta Voice, Library Journal, the BCALA Journal
, Quarterly Black Books Rev
iew and Deep South Magazine
. His short story, Modern Black Boy
, a finalist in theGlimmer Train Short Story Contest,
will be published in the March 2013 issue of the Long Story
. His collection of short stories was a finalist in the Flannery ’O Connor Short Fiction Contest. He is the author of Killing Time: an 18 Year Odyssey from Death Row to Freedom
that won the Innocence Project Media Award, the Indie Award for Best Fiction, and it was selected by the Chicago Sun Times
as one of the best books of 2010.
Cyd Charisse Fulton
is a graduate of New York University, and was nominated for the 2012 Pushcart Prize. Her work is featured in the Stand Your Ground
anthology and Dovetail
anthology. Cyd’s poems have also been featured in aaduna
, Where We Meet: Our Love of Stories
fundraiser, New York University Bronfman Center’s Loss
Exhibit, NYU Gallatin School’s Writers in Progress Forum
, NYU’s 2012 Literary and Visual Arts Festival
, Hudson County Community College’s 2012 and 2013 Poetry and Spoken Word
event, the 2013 Ecodisciplinary Conference
, The Seward House Museum’s First Friday
gala, Louder Arts Poetry Slam, the Cave Canem Foundation, and Feeding Off of the North Star
the 100th Anniversary of the death of Harriet Tubman gala to celebrate her legacy.