Jabari Asim is a professor of creative writing at Emerson College. A recipient of the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship, he is the author of several books, including A Taste of Honey: Stories, and the novels Only The Strong and Yonder.
Alysia Abbott runs the Memoir Incubator program at Grub Street and is the author of Fairyland, A Memoir of My Father. She has written for Real Simple, TheAtlantic.com, Salon, Vogue, Dame, and the Boston Globe, among other venues. She lives with her family in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Tomás Q. Morín is the author of the collection of poems Machete and the memoir Let Me Count the Ways, as well as the poetry collections Patient Zero and A Larger Country. He is co-editor with Mari L’Esperance of the anthology, Coming Close: Forty Essays on Philip Levine, and translator of The Heights of Macchu Picchu by Pablo Neruda. He teaches at Rice University and Vermont College of Fine Arts.
Josh Neufeld is a Brooklyn-based cartoonist. He is known for his nonfiction narratives of political and social upheaval, told through the voices of witnesses. Neufeld has been a Knight-Wallace Fellow in journalism, an Atlantic Center for the Arts Master Artist, and a Xeric Award winner. His works include the bestsellers A.D: New Orleans After the Deluge and The Influencing Machine: Brooke Gladstone on the Media. He is a faculty mentor in comics & graphics narrative for the Solstice Low-Residency Program.
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