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Katy Tosh, Andrea Abi-Karam, Alyn Mare & Neon Mashurova

Katy Tosh is a queer new york jew who has been living in the bay area for the last 7 years and has just moved home to brooklyn. She is weirdly obsessed with bunnies and hates writing bios about herself. She just published her first chapbook, For the Queerdos and the Misandrists, with Mess Editions Press. 

Andrea Abi-Karam is an arab-american genderqueer punk poet cyborg, writing on the art of killing bros, the intricacies of cyborg bodies, trauma & delayed healing. Their first full length book EXTRATRANSMISSION is forthcoming from Kelsey Street Press early 2018. Andrea's chapbook, THE AFTERMATH (Commune Editions, September 2016), attempts to queer Fanon’s vision of how poetry fails to inspire revolution. With Drea Marina, Andrea cohosts Words of Resistance, a monthly radical queer open floor poetry night aimed at creating space for folks to share their work, especially if unpolished and messy. Andrea is both a writer, printer, & publisher whose founding small press project Mess Editions seeks to publish emerging writing from queers, people of color, and those involved in social movements yet uninvolved in poetry & art scenes.

Alyn Mare writes from the Sonoran desert, against the border for the party. They are working on a collection of rattlesnakes.

NM Esc traces origins to Coney Island, post-Soviet diaspora, and the 90’s Internet. They have written four chapzines as Reno Dakota for a project that explores dissociation, dislocation, travel, legibility, and Americana road kitsch, the latest of which, Between Ghosts is out on Mess Editions. Their microchap, Last week's weather forecast made me nervous is available August 15th as part of Ghost City Press's summer series. They live in Brooklyn where they co-curate the TFW reading series and are a collective member at the Silent Barn.