Lawrence Giffin & Cheena Marie Lo

Lawrence Giffin

Lawrence Giffin is the author of several books of poetry, including Plato’s Closet, White Future, and Christian Name. His work has been anthologized in Against Expression and Best American Experimental Writing 2015. More can be found at He lives in New York City.

Cheena Marie Lo

Born in Manapla, Philippines, Cheena Marie Lo is a genderqueer poet based in Oakland, California. They co-founded the Manifest Reading Series, which featured mainly queer experimental artists and writers. They currently coordinate a youth art program at California College of the Arts, and co-edit the literary journal, HOLD. Their first book, A Series of Un/Natural/Disasters is forthcoming from Commune Editions in April 2016.

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