Leora Fridman, Kamden Hilliard, Ali Power & Robert Booras

Leora Fridman is an interdisciplinary artist, organizer and educator based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Leora is the author of My Fault, selected by Eileen Myles as winner of the 2015 Cleveland State University First Book Poetry Competition. She is also the author of several chapbooks of poems and translations, including Precious Coast from Hangman Books, and Eduardo Milán: Poems from Toad Press. Among always lots of projects, Leora hosts the self/body care shop HOME/BODY, co-edits Spoke Too Soon: A Journal of the Longer, and forms one fourth of the social practice collective The Bureau.

Kamden Hilliard is a poet, writer, and educator running through Hawaii with their woes, which include fellowships from The Davidson Institute and Callaloo. Kamden prefers Kam and won the 2015 Stanley and Evelyn Lipkin Poetry Prize. Kam is a co-editor at Jellyfish and their work has appeared in (or will drift into) Juked, Entropy Magazine, Bodega, Word Riot, The Atlas Review, and other lovely places.

Robert Booras received a BA from the University of Michigan and a MFA from Brooklyn College. He created and edited thirteen issues of SPAWN (Sunset Park Art & Writing Newsletter) before cofounding UpSet Press with Zohra Saed. THE NEW NIGHT OF ALWAYS is his first book of poems.

Ali Power is the author of the book-length poem A Poem for Record Keepers (Argos Books, 2016) and the co-editor of the volume New York School Painters & Poets: Neon in Daylight (Rizzoli, 2014). Power’s poems have appeared in the Brooklyn Rail, LIT, No, Dear, The Pen Poetry Series, Stonecutter, and elsewhere. From 2007 to 2015, she was an editor at Rizzoli Publications in New York. Currently, she is pursuing her master’s degree in social work at New York University and co-curates the KGB Monday Night Poetry Reading Series.