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Gregory Crosby is the author of Walking Away From Explosions in Slow Motion (The Operating System, 2018), as well as the chapbooks Spooky Action at a Distance (The Operating System, 2014) and The Book of Thirteen (Yes Poetry Press, 2016).For more than a decade he worked as an art critic, columnist and cultural commentator in Las Vegas, where he served as a poetry consultant for the Cultural Affairs Division and was instrumental in the creation of the Poets Bridge public art project. Asiya Wadud is the author of Crosslight for Youngbird, published by Nightboat Books in 2018 and day pulls down the sky … a filament in gold leaf, written collaboratively with Okwui Okpokwasili (Belladonna/Danspace, 2019). Her collections Syncope (Ugly Duckling Presse) and No Knowledge Is Complete Until It Passes Through My Body (Nightboat Books) are forthcoming in 2019 and 2020, respectively. Jericho Brown is the recipient of a Whiting Award and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University and the National Endowment for the Arts. His first book, Please, won the American Book Award, and his second book, The New Testament, won the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award and was named one of the best of the year by Library Journal, Coldfront and the Academy of American Poets. His newest collection is The Tradition (Copper Canyon, 2019).