Thiahera Nurse is from Queens, New York by way of Trinidad and Tobago. She received her MFA in Poetry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is a proud member of the fourth cohort of First Wave at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her work can be found in The Rumpus, Callaloo, The Offing, and in the forthcoming edition of The BreakBeat Poets Anthology. She has received support from Callaloo, Tin House, and The Pink Door Retreat. She can be found writing sonnets about Ja Rule quietly in her room. She writes for black girls (the living and the dead). She is an expert in thinking aloud.
Gabriel Ramirez is a Afro-Latinx poet, activist, and teaching artist. Gabriel is a youth mentor at Urban Word NYC. Ramirez is a Willow Arts Alliance fellow, Watering Hole Fellow and participant of the Callaloo Writer’s Workshop. You can find his work in various spaces, including Youtube, and in publications like The Volta, Winter Tangerine, Blueshift Journal, Drunk in a Midnight Choir, VINYL, African Voices, in ¡MANTECA!: an Anthology of Afro-Latino Poetry (Arte Público Press 2017) and forthcoming in Bettering American Poetry Anthology (Bettering Books 2017).