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  • Troy James Weaver

    Troy James Weaver was born and raised in Wichita, Kansas. His work has appeared widely online and in print.
  • Canese Jarboe

    Canese Jarboe is a writer and artist from rural southeastern Kansas. Their debut poetry collection vo/luptuary is forthcoming with YesYes Books in Fall 2020 and is a finalist for both the 2018 Pamet River Prize and 2018 Alice James Award. Canese is also the author of the chapbook dark acre, an installment in the ACME Poetry Series from Willow Springs Books and runner-up for the 2016 Sunken Garden Chapbook Award from Tupelo Press. A first-generation student and college dropout, they went on to receive a BA from Pittsburg State University and an MFA in Creative Writing from University of Idaho. Canese Jarboe’s poems have appeared in such journals as Indiana Review, Willow Springs, Puerto del Sol, Muzzle, TYPO, The Adroit Journal, Hayden’s Ferry Review, and elsewhere. They currently serve as a poetry reader for Boulevard. Canese lives and teaches in Louisiana.
  • Simone Savannah

    Simone Savannah is the author of Like Kansas (Big Lucks 2018). Her poetry manuscript Uses of My Body was a finalist for the 2018 Barrow Street Press Book Contest. She was a 2017 finalist for the Rita Dove Award in Poetry. Her poems have appeared in Black Girl Magic (BreakBeat Poets Vol 2), Ocean State Review, Big Lucks, GlitterMob, The Fem, Powder Keg, The Continental Review, and The Pierian. She holds a Phd in Creative Writing from the University of Kansas. She was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. She currently lives in Lawrence, Kansas and serves as the Academic Services Coordinator for the KU McNair Scholars Program. Places she considers important in Kansas include the Brown V. Board National Historic Site and the women of color mural at the Lawrence Public Library.
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