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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.

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, Prac Crit, Guernica, The American Poetry Review, The Wolf, and widely elsewhere. His honors include a commendation from the 2016 Forward Prizes, the inaugural 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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