Bonnie Wai-Lee Kwong has creations in video, dance, spoken word, live music and software. ravel, her first book, was a finalist for prizes by White Pine Press and New Rivers Press.  Her second book, The Quenching (Finishing Line Press, 2022), furthers her multilingual, experimental aesthetic.

The dance, music and poetry performance  Liriope at Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve was the culmination of Bonnie’s residency at Stanford University.  Her play There’s No Stopping to My Thoughts was staged at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center with a grant from the California Arts Council (CAC). She is in the process of constructing a new website for writing poetry collaboratively.

The Department of Peace is forthcoming with Sixteen Rivers Press in 2025.

Moira Magneson calls the Sierra foothills home and taught English composition for many years at Sacramento City College. Outside of teaching, she’s worn several hats including that of river guide, bike messenger, TV writer, and program manager for the El Dorado Arts Council where she spearheaded its Poetry Out Loud program and Veterans’ Voices, a writing workshop open to all veterans.

Her poems have appeared in a variety of journals, including most recently Scapegoat Review, The Ear, Horned Things, New Verse News, and California Fire and Water — A Climate Crisis Anthology. Moira is also the author of the chapbook He Drank Because (Rattlesnake Press, 2008). Her novel A River Called Home, a river fable illustrated by Robin Center, will be released in late fall 2024.

Her full-length collection of poems In the Eye of the Elephant will be published by Sixteen Rivers Press in 2025.