Jennifer Falu recently won first place in NBC-TV’s Amiri Baraka Poetry Slam and was ranked third internationally in the 2014 Women of the World Poetry Slam. She has been a member of the 2006, 2009 and 2012 Nuyorican Poets Cafe Slam Teams, won the national Women of the World Poetry Slam in 2006, and ranked 3rd in the WOWPS in both 2009 and 2012. As a performer, Falu has shared the stage with Jennifer Holliday, Carl Thomas and Patti LaBelle. She recently made her film debut in “Mania Days”, alongside Katie Holmes.
Lara Mimosa Montes is the author of The Somnambulist, a noctural autobiography / mo(u)rning diary. Her poems and essays have appeared in BOMB, Boston Review, Fence, and elsewhere. She holds a PhD in English from The Graduate Center. She was born in the Bronx.