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Creative Nonfiction Writer, Poet
East Lansing, MI
Ahimsa Timoteo Bodhrán is the author of _Antes y después del Bronx: Lenapehoking_, winner of the New American Press Chapbook Contest; and the editor of an international queer Indigenous issue of _Yellow Medicine Review: A Journal of Indigenous Literature, Art, and Thought_. Conceived in Niagara Falls, he was born in 1974 on El Día de la Madre in the South Bronx, raised in Lenapehoking, and has lived in Deutschland, Aztlán, and Tongva, Muwekma Ohlone, and Anishinaabe territories. A Brooklyn College M.F.A., he is an American Studies Ph.D. candidate at Michigan State University. A community organizer for over two decades, his award-winning poetry and nonfiction appear in over a hundred publications in Africa, the Américas, Asia, Australia, Europe, and the Pacific. The author of a second chapbook, _South Bronx Breathing Lessons_, he is completing _Yerbabuena/Mala yerba, All My Roots Need Rain: mixed-blood poetry & prose_ and _Heart of the Nation: Indigenous Womanisms, Queer People of Color, and Native Sovereignties_.
Sault Sainte Marie, MI
Julie Brooks Barbour is the author of the chapbook Come To Me and Drink (Finishing Line Press, 2012). She received an MFA in Creative Writing from UNC-Greensboro and is a recipient of an Artist Enrichment Grant from Kentucky Foundation for Women. Her poems have appeared in The Greensboro Review, The Louisville Review, UCity Review, Waccamaw, Kestrel, Diode, damselfly press, Referential Magazine, Prime Number Magazine, and on Verse Daily, and anthologized in Migrations: Poetry and Prose for Life's Transitions, and Bigger Than They Appear: Anthology of Very Short Poems. Her book reviews have appeared at The Rumpus, Barn Owl Review, and storySouth. She teaches at Lake Superior State University where she co-edits the journal Border Crossing.