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 many Mars bars. Perpetually suffering from caffeine withdrawal, she occupies herself with writing trolley problem memes. Her work has been featured or is forthcoming in the Adroit Journal, Alyss, Juked, and elsewhere, and has been recognized by the Telluride Association and Hollins University. She also serves as Blog Manager for the Blueshift Journal.
KATHERINE LIU is a student at Harvard College. She reads, snacks, and occasionally tends to her succulents. Her poetry appears in BOAAT and Tinderbox Poetry Journal, among others, and has been nominated for Best of the Net.
RACHANA HEGDE is an 18 year old Indian writer from Hong Kong. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in DIALOGIST, Lockjaw Magazine, Diode, and The Blueshift Journal. Her work has been recognized by the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Find her at www.rachanahegde.weebly.com.
ANIKA PRAKASH is a junior in high school and the editor-in-chief of Red Queen Literary Magazine. Her poetry has been recognized by the Adroit Journal and Writers' Theatre of New Jersey and her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Platypus Press, Noble Gas Qtrly, Hobart, The Ellis Review, Halo Lit Mag, and deLuge, among others.
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.
A Foyle Young Poet, ANNIE FAN attends Rugby High School in Warwickshire, England. Their work appears in Ambit, Powder Keg, and CALLISTO, among others, and has been recognised by Christ Church and Corpus Christi Colleges, as well as Hollins and Lancaster Universities. One day, they'd like to see the Earth from Space; hot tea and the sea will do, for now.
DESTINEE FILMORE is a student at Spelman College 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 artists 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 student at Agnes Scott College 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.