Ft. Rio Cortez, Jayson P. Smith, Yanyi
Rio Cortez is a Pushcart-nominated poet, living & working in Harlem. Rio has received fellowships from Poet's House, Cave Canem and Canto Mundo Foundations. Her manuscript I Have Learned to Define a Field as a Space Between Mountains was selected by Ross Gay as the inaugural winner of the Toi Derricotte & Cornelius Eady Chapbook Prize, now available from Jai-Alai Books. https://www.riocortez.com/
Yanyi is a poet and critic based in Brooklyn, New York. He is a 2017-2018 Asian American Writers Workshop Margins Fellow and contributing editor at Foundry. The recipient of a 2015 Emerging Poets Fellowship from Poets House, Yanyi's poems and criticism have appeared in Model View Culture, cellpoems, The Cortland Review, and DIARY, chaplet #193 at Belladonna* Collaborative. Find him at yanyiii.com.