KATHRYN HARGETT is an undergraduate at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She has received fellowships from Kundiman and the UAB Honors College, and her work has been nominated for the Best of the Net Anthology. Her writing has been recognized by 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. She reads for Winter Tangerine. Her work has been published by or is forthcoming from Anomaly (FKA Drunken Boat), The Adroit Journal, The Miami Rail, 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 the Ploughshares blog. 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.
LYRIK COURTNEY is a nonbinary wraith and German Studies major at Agnes Scott College. They are an alum of various Winter Tangerine workshops and the Adroit Journal's Summer Mentorship Program. They have been published in journals such as Liminality, Ninth Letter, Blueshift, and Strange Horizons, and are a 2018 Winter Tangerine fellow.
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 student at High Technology High School in Lincroft, NJ. Her work has been recognized by the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, TEDx, the Patricia Grodd Poetry Prize for Young Writers, and the Poetry Society of the UK. From 2015-2016, she served as one of five student poets in the National Student Poets Program, the nation's highest honor for youth poets presenting original work. She works as blog correspondent for The Adroit Journal, and as a prose editor for TRACK//FOUR, a literary journal for writers of color.
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.
ASHIA AJANI is a junior Environmental Studies major specializing in environmental justice and food rights at Yale University. She is a poet and activist who combines her love of natural spaces and women of color to inform her writing. She is the co-president of WORD: Spoken Word at Yale. She recently ended a two year term as head coordinator of the Yale Women's Center, where she worked alongside other badass femmes to diversify their constituency. She is a Minor Disturbance Denver Youth Poetry alumni and took 4th place alongside her team at the 2014 Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam Festival. She was awarded honorable mention in the National YoungArts Foundation’s poetry section in 2015. She has been published in Rigorous Magazine, Atlas&Alice Magazine and The Hopper Magazine. She released her first chapbook, We Bleed Like Mango, in October.