Lauren Brazeal Garza is a disabled writer and Ph.D. candidate in literature at the University of Texas at Dallas. Her published poetry collections include Gutter (YesYes Books, 2018), a memoir-in-verse that chronicles her homelessness as a teenager. She has also published three chapbooks, including Santa Muerte Santa Muerte: I was Here Release Me, forthcoming from Tram Editions in 2023. Her work has appeared in Poetry Northwest, Waxwing, and Verse Daily among many other journals. She lives in Dallas and can be found haunting her website at www.lbrazealgarza.com
A native of the Pine Barrens region of southern New Jersey, John Repp has lived in Erie, Pennsylvania for many years. His reasonably priced (especially ordered via his website) most recent book is The Soul of Rock & Roll: Poems Acoustic, Electric & Remixed, 1980-2020, published by Broadstone Books. Visit his website at www.johnreppwriter.com to discover more about him, his work, and a few of his obsessions.
Rhonda Zimlich teaches writing at American University in Washington DC. She writes about current events, trauma, and the unbreakable spirit of youth. Her work has appeared in Brevity, Past-Ten, Dogwood Journal, and others. When she’s not writing or teaching, she is busy over-momming her teens and wrestling with her deaf puppy, Zero (her kitty, Athena, serves as referee). Read more about her work at www.RhondaZimlich.com and visit her on Twitter @RhondaZimlich
Miryam Sas is a professor of comparative literature and film & media at UC Berkeley. She's working on a creative nonfiction book, Finding Zbaraz, from which these pieces were cut. Her most recent book Feeling Media, is out November 2022 from Duke University Press.