Join No, Dear Magazine and Small Anchor Press in celebrating the launch of
>Joshua Escobar's Califorkya Voltage
>Marwa Helal's I Am Made To Leave I Am Made To Return
The first two chapbooks in ND/SA's 2017-2018 TRANSFORMIGRATION series.
More information here: nodearmagazine.com/chapbooks/
tavonne s. carson is a lover and a writer living in Harlem, New York. She is a VONA/Voices alum, a graduate of the New School's Creative Writing MFA program and a serious, serious auntie. Her writing has been published in Gastronomica: The Journal of Food and Culture, The Daily Beast, The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts and Apogee. You can find her almost regularly at iammybestthing.wordpress.com.
Mel Elberg is a cyclical homosexual garden variety poet at large.
In the summer of 2016, DJ Ashtrae (Joshua Escobar) graduated from the Master of Fine Art program at Bard College where he was the Dean’s Fellow in Writing, as well as the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California at Berkeley, where he was a Merit Fellow. He is a CantoMundo fellow. He lives in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn with dj lil piñata. IG: djashtrae17.
Marwa Helal is a poet and journalist. Her work appears in Apogee, Hyperallergic, the Offing, Poets & Writers, the Recluse, Winter Tangerine and elsewhere. Her work is forthcoming in the anthologies Bettering American Poetry 2016 and Best American Experimental Writing 2018. She is the author of I AM MADE TO LEAVE I AM MADE TO RETURN (No, Dear/Small Anchor Press, 2017) and Invasive species (Nightboat Books, 2019). Helal is the winner of BOMB Magazine’s Biennial 2016 Poetry Contest and has been awarded fellowships from Poets House, Brooklyn Poets, and Cave Canem. Born in Al Mansurah, Egypt, Helal currently lives and teaches in Brooklyn, New York. She received her MFA in creative nonfiction from The New School and her BA in journalism and international studies from Ohio Wesleyan University.
Leila Ortiz was born on the Lower East Side and raised in Park Slope, Brooklyn. She is of Irish, Puerto Rican, and Cuban descent and is a social worker in NYC public schools. Leila is the author of Girl Life (Recreation League, 2016) and A Mouth is Not a Place (dancing girl press, 2017).
Sahar Romani was born and raised in Seattle and lives in Jackson Heights, Queens. Her poems appear in the Offing, Asian American Writers’ Workshop and 92Y’s Podium. She is an MFA candidate at New York University and a recipient of the 2017 Poets House Emerging Poets Fellowship.