Former journalist and current novelist writing about society, diversity, and military issues.
Sophia E. Terazawa
A poet interested in decolonization.
R. Flowers Rivera
A native of Mississippi, R. Flowers Rivera is an award-winning poet, and the author of two books. She completed a Ph.D. in English, specializing in African American literature and creative writing, at Binghamton University. Xavier Review Press published her debut poetry collection, Troubling Accents (July 2013), which received a nomination from the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters and was selected by the Texas Association of Authors as its 2014 Poetry Book of the Year.
Rivera’s second collection, Heathen (February 2015) was published by Lotus Press, Inc., and distributed by Wayne State University. It has been selected by poet and literary activist E. Ethelbert Miller as the winner of the 2015 Naomi Long Madgett Poetry Award. This award was established by Lotus Press to recognize an outstanding book-length manuscript by an African-American poet.
- Making Tech Spaces Safe for Diverse Faces (Model View Culture)
- Minority Tech site
- Flying Mexicans (The Kenyon Review)
sara inés calderón
- Sarah Ines Calderon (Personal Website)
- Sarah Ines Calderon (LinkedIn)
I’m a part of a poetry/writing community that is filled with other people of color who’s talents are among the best in the nation – we are constantly fighting to take up space in the midst of whiteness and trying to halt the perpetuation of erasure. Let us know what we can do!
I’m a visual artist and writer living in Fort Worth, TX
- Framing Desire: The Big Picture (Fort Worth Weekly)
- In Living Color (Fort Worth Weekly)
- Christipher Blay Loves Loli Kantor's Work, Hates Photography. Sorta. (Art and Seek)
- Personal Website
- In The Wake of Michael Brown and Eric Garner Verdicts, Don't Use Martin Luther King Jr. To Justify Your Racism (Bustle)
- 7 Responses I Get To My Non-English Name, From Silence to Confusion (Bustle)
- #NigerianLivesMatter Is A Demand For Justice, Not Just for Western Media Attention (Bustle)
- Why I'm Only Reading Books By Writers of Color in 2015 (Bustle)
- 6 Podcasts Hosted By Women Of Color, Because There's Life Beyond Ira Glass, I Promise (Bustle)
ire’ne lara silva
author of furia (poetry, Mouthfeel Press, 2010) which received an Honorable Mention for the 2011 International Latino Book Award and flesh to bone (short stories, Aunt Lute Books, 2013) which won the 2013 Premio Aztlan, placed 2nd for the 2014 NACCS Tejas Foco Award for Fiction, and was a finalist for Foreward Review’s Book of the Year Award in Multicultural Fiction.
author of forthcoming collection of poetry, blood sugar canto.
recipient of the 2014 Alfredo Cisneros del Moral Award, the Fiction Finalist for AROHO’s 2013 Gift of Freedom Award, and the 2008 recipient of the Gloria Anzaldua Milagro Award, as well as a Macondo Workshop member and CantoMundo Inaugural Fellow.
She and Moises S. L. Lara are currently co-coordinators for the Flor De Nopal Literary Festival.
- Website (Ire'ne Lara Silva)
H. Drew Blackburn
- Dallas' Deadly After-Hours Parties Carry On, No Matter How Many Times The Cops Shut Them Down (The Dallas Observer)
- Whatever Happend to the Best Music Writing Series? (Vice)
- The Cathedral of Hope Is More Than Just The Largest LGBTQ Church In The World (Central Track)
- Keep It 100: We Rated Rappers On The Madden Scale (The Concourse)
- The Real Negrodamus: On Chris Rock's Hilariously Prescient Born Suspect (The Concourse)