Bonnie Chau is from Southern California and received her MFA in fiction from Columbia University, with a joint concentration in literary translation. She has received fellowships from Kundiman, the Fine Arts Work Center, the American Literary Translators Association, and Vermont Studio Center, and her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Flaunt, The Offing, Joyland, Nat. Brut, The Felt, Bennington Review, Fence, and other journals. She works at an independent bookstore in Brooklyn and is assistant web editor at Poets & Writers. She is the author of the short story collection All Roads Lead to Blood (SFWP/2040 Books, 2018).

Raptor book: MACK

Cody Ross Romero is here at an incredibly lucky time when the words he needs to write himself free are well within reach. His poetry affirms that celebrating the dead can deepen our connection to the living. Cody recently received his MFA poetry at Sarah Lawrence College.  

Raptor books: MACK, Hurricane Butterfly

heidi andrea restrepo rhodes is a queer, sick/disabled, mixed-race, second-generation Colombian immigrant, poet, artist, scholar, & activist. Her first full-length collection “The Inheritance of Haunting” was chosen by Ada Limón for the 2018 Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize awarded by Letras Latinas, & will be published by University of Notre Dame Press in 2019. Her poetry has been published in As/Us, Pank, Raspa, Word Riot, Feminist Studies, Huizache, & Nat.Brut among other places. She is a member of the Canaries Collective, and is currently a doctoral candidate in political theory at the Graduate Center, CUNY.

Instagram: @vessels.we.are
Raptor book: The Great Good News of Your Own Voice

Kevin Salvaggio earned an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College in Spring 2018. Originally from Long Island, he prefers writing to speaking. His obsessions with family and houses—the spaces where our lives play out—are the foundation and walls around his work.

Raptor book: Hurricane Butterfly

Kortney Morrow is an emerging writer based in Toronto. Her work has been featured in the Red Rover Reading Series, the O, Miami Poetry Festival, MACK by Raptor Editing, and Louisiana Cultural Vistas. She is an alumnus of the 2018 Winter Tangerine Summer Workshop. During the day, she fundraises for the latest chapter of the 826 National Network, 826 New Orleans.

Instagram/Twitter: @iamkortney
Raptor book: MACK

Niyati Patel is a writer/poet based in New York City. She earned her MFA in Fiction from Sarah Lawrence College, and she writes short, riddled, homeless little things. Her chapbook is forthcoming from Raptor Press in December 2018. Ojalá (Papalota Negra, July 2018) has been published abroad in collaboration with illustrator Alejandra Marroquín & translated by Patricia Trigueros.

Raptor book: Woman as Threat

Sreshtha Sen is a writer from Delhi, India and one of the founding editors of The Shoreline Review, an online journal for and by south asian poets. She studied Literatures in English at Delhi University and completed her MFA at Sarah Lawrence College. Her work can be found published or forthcoming in BOAAT, Bitch Media, Breakwater Review, Hyperallergic, The Margins, MACK, Meridian, Split Lip Magazine and elsewhere. She was the 2017-18 Readings/Workshops fellow at Poets & Writers, and currently lives and teaches in Las Vegas as the 2018 BMI PhD Fellow in poetry.   

Instagram/Twitter: @sreshthasen
Website: The Shoreline Review
Raptor book: MACK