Airea D Matthews’s first collection of poems, Simulacra, received the 2016 Yale Series of Younger Poets Award (Yale University Press, 2017). She is a recipient of a 2016 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award. Her work has appeared in Best American Poets 2015, American Poet, Four Way Review, The Indiana Review, Michigan Quarterly Review and elsewhere. She lives in Detroit, Michigan.
Ladan Osman is the author of The Kitchen-Dweller’s Testimony. Her writing and photographs have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Columbia Poetry Review, Prairie Schooner, Rumpus, Transition, Washington Square Review. Osman is a contributing culture editor for The Blueshift Journal. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.