Jason Jimenez lives in Oakland, California. He is the co-author of a book of poetry and stories, “Summer Idea No.6.” His first novel, The Wolves, was published March 2014 by Publication Studio. He tweets often @jimenezwrites
and blogs at www.anti-climacus.blogspot.com
Mae Ramirez holds an MFA in Creative Writing and a BA in English Education from California State University, Long Beach. She has designed and led writing workshops across Southern California and co-found ¡DUENDE! Long Beach, a grassroots community arts organization that provided creative programming and mentoring for youth. She was a member of CSULB’s nationally-competing Slam Poetry team for two years, and in 2012, a mentor/coach for the Long Beach Youth Slam Poetry team. Mae spent much of her adolescence playing bass guitar in the backyards and small venues of East L.A.’s early 2000s punk/ska scene where she experienced first-hand the transformative power of community- and identity-building through art exploration. Her poetry traces the structure of identity, religion, family, adolescence, love, and sexuality, seeking ultimately to renovate or demolish these constructs. Originally from Montebello, CA, she currently resides in Berkeley, CA.
Sirama Bajo is a poet of Chorotega descent who is working as an herbalist and yerbera in the Curanderismo tradition. Her work, like her ancestors, resists printing, but still has appeared in The Emerald Tablet (Bootstrap Press) and Titmouse Magazine. Her Moon is in Aries. She lives in Huichun, Muwekma Territory, Oakland, CA.