Steffi Drewes, Sara Wintz and Melissa Buzzeo

Steffi Drewes is author of the chapbooks Magnetic Forest, Cartography Askew, and History of Drawing Circles. Her poems have appeared in 6x6, Aufgabe, Eleven Eleven, Monday Night, New American Writing, No Tell Motel, Zen Monster, and in the anthology It’s night in San Francisco but it’s sunny in Oakland. She works as a freelance writer and organizes Featherboard Writing Series at Aggregate Space Gallery in Oakland.

Sara Wintz was born in Los Angeles and studied literature and writing at Mills College, Oxford University, and Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard. Her first book, Walking Across A Field We Are Focused On At This Time Now (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2012) is an epic poem about the 20th century that explores the foundations of facts, time, and social identity. Wintz is the editor of two anthologies of poetry and a contributing editor to Ugly Duckling Presse’s annual performance art sourcebook, Emergency Index. The recipient of a grant from The Fund for Poetry (2013), Wintz is at work on a second book of poems and a book of interviews with contemporary women poets called Conversations with Women.

MELISSA BUZZEO writes a literature of encounter, but also: descent, healing, refusal. She is the author of four full-length books: The Devastation (2015), For Want and Sound (2013), Face (2009) and What Began Us (2007). She teaches creative writing at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn and maintains a radical palm reading practice. At one time, she went to Cornell and then to Iowa. Currently she is working on a specific kind of memoir simply called Writing.