Jessica Turney-Lua 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, Chicana writer, is a Pushcart Prize nominated poet, award winning spoken word artist and a playwright. She is a UC certified California Naturalist. Her work has appeared in Fresno State's Club Austral Literary Magazine, Chicano Writers and Artists Association Journal, La Bloga, Poets Responding, Art of the Commune, Split This Rock, Nueva York Poetry Review, Di-Lirio Revista Literaria, Artivista Anthology, The Common, Farmworkers Portfolio, Issue #26 Amherst College. as part of a collection of original art songs composed for The Opera Remix, Fresno Grand Opera, and co-writer of Eclectic Collective plays: Encounter Intuitive,and Artista Invisible. She is the author of 31 Hummingbird by Editorial Xingao and a forthcoming full-length poetry collection, Segmented Bodies, from Prickly Pear Press.

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.

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Angela Chaidez Vincent writes poetry and fiction and has a background of livelihoods in engineering, mathematics, and programming. Her debut poetry collection ARENA GLOW (April 2024, Tourane Poetry Press) features poems about women with a daredevil oblique: rodeo queens, female gladiators, romantic scientists, and board game assassins. Angela's work has appeared in Oxford Review of Books, North American Review, 32 Poems, Atticus Review, and Bellevue Literary Review, among others. She lives in Fresno, California and is online at angelachaidezvincent.com.