Issue No. 4 - Edición No. 4
Juliana Delgado Lopera is a Colombian writer, educator, and oral-historian based in San Francisco. Her work has been published in Forum, Revista Canto, Transfer, Black Girl Dangerous and SF Weekly, among others. Juliana has performed her work at Red Light Lit, Radar Productions, Beast Crawl, Action Fiction and Lit Quake. She’s the author of Cuéntamelo! an illustrated bilingual collection of oral histories by LGBT Latina/o immigrants awarded the Regen & Ginaa Grant from Galería de la Raza and a 2014 National Queer Arts Festival Grant from the Queer Cultural Center in San Francisco. She teaches Creative Writing at San Francisco State University (SFSU), is the former fiction editor of Fourteen Hills, holds a B.A. from University of California - Berkeley and is an MFA Candidate at SFSU.
Laura Cerón Melo is a Colombian editorial designer, print lover, and illustrator working as a graphic and web designer in San Francisco. She is an advocate and enthusiast of self-publishing. She has self published a variety of chapbooks, zines, small books in collaboration with the Colombian art collective Tyrannus Melancholicus. She has also self-published De Suna en Suna (2011), an interactive journal exploring the passing of time in Bogotá, and Plastic Panties, a Spanglish queer zine with her partner. She recently worked on a series of relief ink linocut prints for the Colombian Marriage Equality campaign. She holds a degree in communication and product design, and has worked for McSweeney's and La Silueta Ediciones publishing house.
Miguel M. Morales grew up working as a migrant farmworker. He is president of the Latino Writers Collective, a Lambda Literary Fellow, and a Macondista. His work appears in Primera Página: Poetry from the Latino Heartland, Cuentos del Centro: Stories from the Latino Heartland, From Macho to Mariposa: New Gay Latino Fiction, Hibernation and Other Poems by Bear Bards, Pilgrimage Magazine, the Lambda Literary Review, and the forthcoming Joto: An Anthology of Queer Xicano & Chicano Poetry.
Heidi Andrea Restrepo Rhodes is feminist, second-generation Colombian immigrant, writer, and political activist. Committed to the arts as a practice of creative justice and community healing, much of her work seeks to act as social documentation, as well as provocation. Her creative writing has been seen or is forthcoming in Wilde, Brown and Proud Press, The Progressive, Yellow Medicine Review, Write Bloody’s We Will Be Shelter, and the 2014 National Queer Arts Festival. She currently lives in Brooklyn.
Dan Vera is a writer, editor, and literary historian living in Washington, DC. He is the author of two poetry collections: Speaking Wiri Wiri (Red Hen, 2013), the inaugural winner of the Letras Latinas/Red Hen Poetry Prize, and The Space Between Our Danger and Delight (Beothuk Books, 2008). His poetry has been included in the writing curricula at colleges and universities and has appeared in various journals, including Notre Dame Review,Delaware Poetry Review, Gargoyle, and Little Patuxent Review, in addition to the anthologies Queer South, Divining Divas, and Full Moon On K Street. Named a 2014 Top Ten "New" Latino Author to Watch (and Read) by LatinoStories.com, he's edited the gay culture journal White Crane, co-created the literary history site, DC Writers’ Homes, and chairs the board of Split This Rock Poetry.