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Jessica Turney was raised in Madera, California and graduated with her MFA in Poetry from Fresno State. She has been published in MAYDAY Magazine, NELLE, A Sharp Piece of Awesome, and was a finalist in Frontier’s OPEN prize. She also received the Ernesto Trejo Poetry Prize from the Academy of American Poets. Jessica is the Reading & Writing Specialist for Fresno State's TRiO Student Services Success Program & Student Services Success Veterans. She currently lives in Fresno with her partner and their two cats, Minerva and Zucchini.




Aideed Medina is a poet and spoken word artist. She is currently serving as president of Reforma del Valle Central, advocating for libros y comunidad. Her work has appeared in Fresno State's Club Austral Literary Magazine, Chicano Writers and Artists Association Journal. Online on La Bloga, Poets Responding, Art of the Commune, and as part of a collection of original art songs composed for The Opera Remix, Fresno Grand Opera. She is currently working on a collection of poems related to her exploration of California's natural history.




Mariah Bosch is a queer Chicana from Fresno. She is a recent graduate of the Fresno State MFA program in Creative Writing and her work can be found on Poets.org, Hobart, Cosmonauts Avenue, and elsewhere.




Jefferson Beavers is a Chicano/pocho writer based in Fresno. He works as a communication specialist in Fresno State's English Department, where he supports graduate students in the MFA Creative Writing Program. His poetry and creative nonfiction have been published in Flies, Cockroaches & Poets, Wild Blue Zine, In the Grove, and the San Joaquin Review. He is the interviews editor for The Normal School magazine.