KATHRYN HARGETT is a college kid from Alabama, Pushcart nominee, and a Kundiman fellow in poetry. Her work has been recognized by universities and organizations such as Princeton University, the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities, the National YoungArts Foundation, the Alabama Writers Forum, the Poetry Society of the United Kingdom, and others. Her work has been published in or is forthcoming from Anomaly, |tap| magazine, the Adroit Journal, the Blueshift Journal, A-Minor Magazine, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, Cosmonauts Avenue, and elsewhere.
SHEREEN LEE lives within reach of a beehive, some rivers, and a Mars bar. Perpetually suffering from caffeine withdrawal, she occupies herself with writing trolley problem memes. Her poetry is featured in Alexandria Quarterly, Expression, and elsewhere.
KATHERINE LIU attends Adlai E Stevenson High School in Illinois. Her writing has been recognized by the National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the National YoungArts Foundation, Princeton University, Gannon University, Brigham Young University, and IGGY & Litro, among others, and was nominated for Best of the Net. Her poetry appears in BOAAT, Red Paint Hill, Alexandria Quarterly, and Tinderbox Poetry Journal.
RACHANA HEGDE is a sixteen-year-old poet from India who collects words and other oddities. Her work is a study in chaos and blurred memories, and she is dissonant in the company of strangers. Her poetry has been published in Alexandria Quarterly, Moonsick Magazine, and Hypertrophic Literary. You can find her reading, drowsy-eyed, or at www.ink-smudgedfingers.tumblr.com.
ANIKA PRAKASH is a junior in high school and the editor-in-chief of Red Queen Literary Magazine. She currently serves as a co-news editor for Two Views Magazine and a poetry editor at Parallel Ink. Her work has appeared in Venus Magazine and L'Ephemere Review and is forthcoming in Halo Lit Mag, deLuge, Hobart, and Moledro Magazine.
EILEEN HUANG is a junior at High Technology High School in Lincroft, New Jersey. She previously served as the 2015 Northeast National Student Poet, and participated as a mentee in the 2016 Adroit Summer Mentorship Program. Additionally, her work has been featured by The Best Teen Writing and TEDx.
ANNIE FAN attends Rugby High School in Warwickshire, England, where she tries to synthesize and integrate. Recently, she was a Foyle Young Poet in 2015, and her work is either stuck to the fridge or her hair or published in the Blueshift Journal, the Cadaverine, the Eunoia Review and CASTILLO.
DESTINEE FILMORE is a senior at Howard W Blake High School who dedicates her time to improving her community, her schoolwork, and her perpetual journey as an artist. Her work has been recognized by the National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, giving her the ability to compel younger artist to push past their conventional notions of fine art and to create pieces littered with their social, political, and economic beliefs. You can find her quietly penciling ideas in one of her numerous sketchbooks or hunting through literary works for inspiration. Her work can be found exhibited in a local gallery or held captive in a Cuban cigar box.
LYRIK COURTNEY is a high school senior who sits at the cultural intersection of African-American and nonbinary gender. The nature of their existence is oftentimes disorienting. A native Floridian, their work is forthcoming in Issue XII of Polyphony H.S. They can be found tweeting at @lyrik_c.