Seema Yasmin is a poet, doctor, professor and journalist who lives in Texas by way of England. Her writing explores how religion influences sexuality and the ways in which women of color reclaim their bodies, sexual agency and power. She trained in journalism at the University of Toronto and in medicine at the University of Cambridge.
Shelley Wong lives in Oakland, California. She earned a BA in English from UC Berkeley and an MFA in creative writing from the Ohio State University, where she was a poetry editor for The Journal. Her poems have appeared in Crazyhorse, Drunken Boat, The Margins, Vinyl, The Normal School, and other journals. She is the recipient of a 2017 Pushcart Prize, a Kundiman fellowship, and scholarships from Fine Arts Work Center and Napa Valley Writers’ Workshop.
Tina Schumann is the author of two poetry collections, Praising the Paradox (Red Hen Press, 2019) and As If (Parlor City Press, 2010), which was awarded the Stephen Dunn Poetry Prize. Her work was a finalist in the National Poetry Series, Four Way Books Intro Prize and the New Issues Prize. She is the recipient of the 2009 American Poet Prize from The American Poetry Journal and a Pushcart nominee. She is the curator and editor of the forthcoming anthology Two-Countries: U.S. Daughters and Sons of Immigrant Parents (Red Hen Press, 2017). Her poems have appeared in various publications and anthologies including The American Journal of Poetry, Ascent, Cimarron Review, Crab Creek Review, and Midwest Quarterly.