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HIWOT ADILOW received her BA in anthropology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she was a member of the First Wave Hip Hop and Urban Arts Learning Community. She is a fellow of the 2016 Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop and recipient of the 2018 Brunel International African Poetry Prize. Her work appears or is forthcoming in Nepantla, Winter Tangerine, and The Offing, and has been anthologized in The BreakBeats Poets Vol 2.0: Black Girl Magic (Haymarket Books, 2018). She is author of the chapbook In the House of My Father (Two Sylvias Press, 2018). She is native of Philadelphia, PA.

JASON ALLEN-PAISANT is a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in the School of Modern Languages and the Centre for World Literatures at the University of Leeds. A graduate of the University of the West Indies in Jamaica, he recently received the PhD in English and French from Oxford University in the UK. He is author of Théâtre dialectique postcolonial: Aimé Césaire et Derek Walcott (Classiques Garnier) and his poetry has been published in POUI, Cossack Review, and sx salon.

ANDRE BAGOO is author of Trick Vessels (Shearsman Books, 2012), BURN (Shearsman Books, 2015), and Pitch Lake (Peepal Tree Press, 2017). His poetry has appeared in journals such as Boston Review, Cincinnati Review, St. Petersburg Review, and The Poetry Review. He was awarded the Charlotte and Isidor Paiewonsky Prize by The Caribbean Writer in 2017.

CHRIS BLADE is a graduate of the Royal College of Art, London, where he received a BA and a master's degree in glass work. He is currently MD of Cumbria Crystal, the last remaining luxury crystal manufacturer in the UK. He has also served as Head of Commissioning, Enterprise, and the Studio, at the National Glass Centre, University of Sunderland.

DARIUS BOST is an assistant professor of ethnic studies in the School for Cultural and Social Transformation at the University of Utah. He is the author of Evidence of Being: The Black Gay Cultural Renaissance and the Politics of Violence (University of Chicago, December 2018).

RIZVANA BRADLEY is Assistant Professor of film and media studies, as well as African American studies, at Yale University. This Williams College graduate, who recently received the PhD degree from Duke University, was a Helena Rubinstein Critical Studies Fellow at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. Currently she is a visiting Research Fellow in the History of Art at the University College, London. As a manuscript, her forthcoming book, Resurfaced Flesh: Black Aesthetics Unbound, received a Creative Capital Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant. In addition to serving as guest editor of a special issue of the journal Women and Performance, she has published articles in TDR, Rhizomes, and Black Camera: An International Film Journal, and was also recently appointed Assistant Editor at the journal boundary 2.

TIANA CLARK is the author of Equilibrium (Bull City Press, 2016), selected by Afaa Michael Weaver for the 2016 Frost Place Chapbook Competition. Her first full-length debut collection, I Can't Talk About the Trees Without the Blood (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2018) won the 2017 Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize. Clark is the winner of the 2017 Furious Flower's Gwendolyn Brooks Centennial Poetry Prize and 2015 Rattle Poetry Prize. She was recently the 2017–2018 Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellow at the Wisconsin Institute of Creative Writing. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in The New Yorker, Kenyon Review, American Poetry Review, New England Review, Best New Poets 2015, and elsewhere. Clark is the recipient of scholarships to the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, Sewanee Writers' Conference, and Frost Place Poetry Seminar. She teaches creative writing at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville.

SOYICA COLBERT, Associate Professor, is Chair of the Department of Theater and Performance Art at Georgetown University. She is author of The African American Theatrical Body: Reception, Performance, and the Stage and editor of The Psychic Hold of Slavery: Legacies in American Expressive Culture. She has also published essays in such venues as Black Performance Theory, Boundary 2, New England Theater Journal, The Cambridge Companion to James Baldwin, and others.

FRED D'AGUIAR, a native of London who grew...


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