Cat Tyc & Nicole Shanté White

Photo: Shelton Walsmith

Cat Tyc

Cat Tyc is a Brooklyn based writer/videomaker whose work exists on the precipice of poetic mediology. She has an MFA in Writing from Pratt Institute. Her video/installation work has screened locally and internationally at spaces that include Recess, Microscope Gallery, Anthology Film Archives, CUNY Graduate Center, Brooklyn Museum, Kassel Fest and the PDX International Festival. She co-directs the Poet Transmit, a project that engages in the connections between poetry, transmission, and performance with focus on multiple modalities. Her most recent writings have been published in Weekday, The Sink Review, 6×6 and Fashion Studies Journal and she is the author of the chapbook An Architectural Seance (Dancing Girl Press, 2017).

Photo: Sincerely Lucian

Nicole Shanté White

Nicole Shanté White is definitely the quiet one yo mama warned you about. Currently residing in Brooklyn, this cluster of Midwest accents and Southern hospitality writes, dances, and teaches from a black queer womanist lens. She is a recipient of fellowships from Poets House, Willow Arts Alliance, and The Poetry Project. Her work can be found in Wussy Mag, The Feminist Wire, 92Y, Glitter Mob Mag, Wall Street, Yes, Poetry, and Word Riot. Nicole Shanté is a contributing staff writer for Sula Collective, a Work/Study Fellow at the Mark Morris Dance Center, and a Writer in Performance at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center. This Brave New Voices alumna has performed at several notable venues, but would rather you be impressed by her functional addiction to Ben & Jerry’s Half Baked ice cream.