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Poet, storyteller, and essayist Roberto Carlos Garcia is a self-described “sancocho […] of provisions from the Harlem Renaissance, the Spanish Poets of 1929, the Black Arts Movement, the Nuyorican School, and the Modernists.” Garcia is rigorously interrogative of himself and the world around him, conveying “nakedness of emotion, intent, and experience,” and he writes extensively about the Afro-Latinx and Afro-diasporic experience. Roberto's third book [Elegies] is forthcoming from Flower Song Press. His second poetry collection, black / Maybe, is available from Willow Books. Roberto’s first collection, Melancolía, is available from Červená Barva Press.
His poems and prose have appeared or are forthcoming in POETRY Magazine, The BreakBeat Poets Vol 4: LatiNEXT, Bettering American Poetry Vol. 3, The Root, Those People, Rigorous, Academy of American Poets Poem-A-Day, Gawker, Barrelhouse, The Acentos Review, Lunch Ticket, and many others.
Lynne McEniry, MFA, is the author of the poetry collection, some other wet landscape. Her poems, which appear in numerous journals and anthologies, have been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and have been twice-recognized for the Allen Ginsberg Poetry Award.
They have been widely published in journals and anthologies and have been used in collaboration with other creative arts projects. Lynne shares her time collaborating on and curating poetry for various projects with ARTS By The People.
She screens and edits manuscripts for Get Fresh Books, individual poets, and various journals, and leads poetry workshops upon request. Born in Yonkers, NY, Lynne lives in Morristown, NJ, where she also teaches at Saint Elizabeth University.
Natalia Broe learned how to read when she was 4, and she’s loved words ever since. Natalia has always been captivated by poetry and enjoys going to readings.
Natalia always believes the glass is half-full and explores all opportunities that come her way. She is interested in art, film, Japanese anime, meeting new people, Bossa Nova, NYC, and the rain.
Allison Bird Treacy is a poet and literary critic whose work contends with the history and representations of disability in literature, explores fictional ecologies, and draws on somatic practices as a source of inspiration.
Bird's work has appeared in or is forthcoming from Cider Press Review, Pilgrimage, Room, and others, and her essay "Aut Lit by Neurotypicals; or, Another Case of 'Where Are the Women?'" was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Bird lives in Western Massachusetts with her wife and too many cats, and bakes a lot of gluten-free bread.
Juan Wynn, Jr. is a poet living in New Jersey. He previously served as a consultant at the Bloomfield College Writing Center and currently is an educator in West Nyack, NY at a school you wish you went to as a kid. His three poems in Banyan Review are his debut publication.
Sean is a poet and writer from Baltimore, Maryland, where he served as the founding writer-in-residence at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Centre. His poetry and reviews have appeared in Pleiades, Urbanite, bath magg, and Trumpet, among others. Sean currently resides in Dublin, Ireland.