Dani Gabriel

Dani Gabriel is a queer/gender fluid poet and writer, the author of “The Woman You Write Poems About” (Civil Defense Poetry), coauthor of “Molotov Mouths” (Manic D Press), and author of the forthcoming “SAM!” (Penny Candy Books)…

Connie Post

Connie Post served as Poet Laureate of Livermore, California (2005 to 2009). Her work has appeared in many journals, including The Aurorean, Atticus Review, Calyx, Comstock Review, Cold Mountain Review, Slipstream, River Styx, Spoon River…

Elaine Brown

Elaine Brown aka Poet E Spoken is the co-host of My Word Open Mic at Cafe Leila in Berkeley. She recently released her 1st CD entitled “Every Knee.” Her work has appeared in Porter Gulch Review in 2016 and Poetry Express Magazinein 2018.…

Jacki Rigoni

Jacki Rigoni writes within the found spaces of single parenting her three children in the San Francisco Bay area, where she serves at Poet Laureate of Belmont, California. She has an M.A. in English from UC Berkeley and is a credentialed teacher.…

Dorothy R. Santos

Dorothy R. Santos is a Filipina American writer, curator, and researcher whose academic interests include digital art, computational media, and biotechnology. Born and raised in San Francisco, California, she holds Bachelor’s degrees in Philosophy…

Anita Felicelli

Anita Felicelli is the author of CHIMERICA: A NOVEL (forthcoming from WTAW Press) and the short story collection LOVE SONGS FOR A LOST CONTINENT (Stillhouse Press), which won the 2016 Mary Roberts Rinehart Award. Anita's essays, reviews, and…

Jenny Rogneby

Jenny Rogneby was born in Ethiopia, but was given away for adoption when she was one year old. She grew up in northern Sweden, studied criminology at Stockholm University, and became an investigator in the Stockholm City Police Department. Her…

Frances Dinkelspiel

Frances Dinkelspiel is the co-founder and executive editor of Berkeleyside. She is also the author of two non-fiction narratives: "Towers of Gold" and "Tangled Vines."

Shizue Seigel

Shizue Seigel is a Japanese American writer and visual artist who draws from her family’s World War II incarceration and post-war struggles in segregated Baltimore, Occupied Japan, farm labor camps and skid-row hotels. She dropped out of the…

Leticia Hernández-Linares

Leticia Hernández-Linares is a poet, interdisciplinary artist, and author of "Mucha Muchacha, Too Much Girl" (Tía Chucha Press, 2015). She is also the co-editor of "The Wandering Song: Central American Writing in the United States." A recipient…