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Janelle Elyse Kihlstrom lives in the Washington, D.C. area, where she received an M.A. in Writing from Johns Hopkins University in 2008. Her poems and book reviews have appeared in a number of journals, including Gargoyle and The Iowa Review. Her chapbook, Blue Trajectory, was published by Dancing Girl Press in October 2011. She edits the online journal Melusine.
Poet, Spoken Word Artist
I am a Tamil American writer, performing artist, and lawyer whose family immigrated from Sri Lanka. Based in Washington, DC, I am a Kundiman fellow, poetry coordinator at BloomBars, a poetry events host at Busboys and Poets, senior poetry editor at Jaggery, and co-editor of Beltway Poetry Quarterly.
Creative Nonfiction Writer, Poet
Egyptian-American thinker, poet and author of 6 books in 4 genres. His latest book, Balancing Acts: New & Selected Poems (1993-2015) debuted at #1 on Amazon's Hot New Releases. Lababidi has been featured on NPR, Best American Poetry, AGNI, World Literature Today, On Being with Krista Tippett and has participated in international poetry festivals throughout the USA, Eastern Europe as well as the Middle East. Twice nominated for a Pushcart Prize, his writing has been translated into several languages, including: Arabic, Hebrew, Slovak, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Dutch, and Swedish.