Cameron Awkward-Rich is the author of two collections of poetry: Sympathetic Little Monster (Ricochet Editions, 2016) and Dispatch (Persea Books, 2019). His creative work has been supported by fellowships from Cave Canem, The Watering Hole, and the Lannan Foundation.
Also a scholar of trans theory and expressive culture in the U.S., Cameron earned his PhD from Stanford University's program in Modern Thought & Literature. His more critical writing can be found in Signs, Trans Studies Quarterly
, American Quarterly
and elsewhere, and has been supported by fellowships from Duke University's Program in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and the ACLS. His book The Terrible We: Thinking with Trans Maladjustment
was published by Duke University Press in Fall 2022. Presently, he is an assistant professor of Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
writes poems, essays, and other things. They are the author of three poetry collections: The World Keeps Ending, and the World Goes On (Ecco/HarperCollins, 2022), Soft Science (Alice James Books, 2019) and Floating, Brilliant, Gone (Write Bloody Publishing, 2014). Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Atlantic, the Paris Review, and elsewhere. A recipient of the Lily/Rosenberg Fellowship,Princeton’s Holmes National Poetry Prize, and the Elgin Award, Franny is Faculty in Literature at Bennington College and the founder of Brew & Forge. They are at work on an essay collection about Asian robot women, forthcoming from Ecco.
Britt Billmeyer-Finn is a psychotherapist, poet and playwright living in Northampton, MA. She has published two books of poetry, The Meshes (Black Radish Books, 2015) and Slabs (Timeless Infinite Light, 2016). She was a resident at SAFEhouse Arts in SF where she directed and produced her play Meshes an Iteration in Two Acts. She facilitates generative writing workshops through the tarot and is co-curator of the living room reading series, The But Also. She continues to publish poetry in La Vague Journal, Foglifter's anthology, Home is Where You Queer Your Heart and Baest:a journal of queer forms and affects. She is currently writing a collection of poetry called Sensational Gestational and a play called My Fellow Lesbian Wife.