Irina Valerina is an author from Belarus. She has been a member of the Writers' Union of Russia since 2014. She is also a laureate of international literary competitions "World Cup of Russian poetry-2014" and "Baltic Championship in Russian poetry-2015» as well as winner of the international literary contest "Slavic Lira-2017" in the nomination "Spiritual Poetry" (2nd place). Her most recent poems have appeared "Havik" 2018 (USА)
Vijay R. Nathan is a supervising librarian in New York City. He is author of "Escape from Samsara" (2016) and "Celebrity Sadhana, Or How to Meditate with a Hammer", book 1 of the Paparazzo Poet Meditations. He is also the host of "The Truth to Power Show" on Radio Free Brooklyn which streams LIVE every Monday at 8AM.
Former girl scout Laura LeHew is obsessed with the creepy, creaky underbelly of life and whatever lies beyond. Widely published her collections include: Buyer’s Remorse (Tiger’s Eye Press—Infinities) poems on abuse, Becoming (Another New Calligraphy) a non-linear discourse on alcoholism and dementia, Willingly Would I Burn, (MoonPath Press) themed around math and science, It’s Always Night, It Always Rains, (Winterhawk Press) murder/noir and Beauty (Tiger’s Eye Press) fairy tales. Laura received her MFA from the California College of the Arts. She co-hosts a reading series, Poetry for the People. Laura owns and edits Uttered Chaos, a small press which publishes books of poetry by NW writers. She knows nothing of gardens or gardening but is well versed in the cultivation of cats. Find her here: utteredchaos.org lauralehew.com