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Mrigaa Sethi is an Indian poet and writer. She received her MFA from New York University, and her writing has appeared in Folio, EpiphanyLantern Review, and elsewhere. She lives in Singapore, where she serves as managing editor of SG Now.

Collier Nogues is the author of The Ground I Stand on Is Not My Ground, selected by Forrest Gander as winner of the 2014 Drunken Boat Poetry Book Contest, and On the Other Side, Blue (Four Way, 2011). Her bilingual, digital collaboration with Hong Kong poets and programmers about the ongoing aftereffects of Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement launched in June 2016. Her work has been supported by fellowships and grants from the MacDowell Colony, the Ucross Foundation, Vermont Studio Center, and Lingnan University. She teaches creative writing in the Chinese University of Hong Kong’s MA Program in Literary Studies, and is a PhD Fellow at the University of Hong Kong, where she studies contemporary poetry’s response to US militarization. She also co-edits poetry for Juked and curates Hong Kong’s English-language poetry craft talk series.

Janine Joseph was born and raised in the Philippines and Southern California. She is the author of Driving without a License (Alice James Books, 2016), winner of the Kundiman Poetry Prize. Her poems and essays about growing up undocumented in America have appeared in Kenyon Review OnlineBest New Poets, Best American Experimental Writing, Zócalo Public Square, VIDA: Women in Literary Arts, and elsewhere. Her commissioned libretti for the Houston Grand Opera/HGOco include What Wings They Were: The Case of Emeline, “On This Muddy Water”: Voices from the Houston Ship Channel, and From My Mother’s Mother. A member of Undocupoets, Janine is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Oklahoma State University.

Ishion Hutchinson was born in Port Antonio, Jamaica. He is the author of two poetry collections, Far District and House of Lords and Commons. He is the recipient of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Whiting Writers Award, the PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award and the Larry Levis Prize from the Academy of American Poets, among others. He teaches in the graduate writing program at Cornell University. In addition to Tongue: A Journal of Writing & Art, he is also a contributing editor to The Common.

Colin Cheney is the author of Here Be Monsters, a National Poetry Series selection. His work has appeared in AGNI, American Poetry Review, Gettysburg Review, The Kenyon Review, Ploughshares, and Poetry. He has received a Pushcart Prize and a Ruth Lilly Fellowship. He is creator and co-host of the podcast Poet in Bangkok and hosts the Vinland Poetry reading series in Portland, Maine.

R. A. Villanueva’s debut collection, Reliquaria, won the Prairie Schooner Book Prize (U. Nebraska Press, 2014). New writing appears in Poetry, Guernica, The American Poetry Review, Prac CritThe Rialto, and widely elsewhere. His honors include a commendation from the Forward Prizes, a Ninth Letter Literary Award, and fellowships from Kundiman, the Asian American Literary Review, and the Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts. He lives in Brooklyn.

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