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Alfonso Colasuonno writes poetry, short fiction, and for the screen. Alfonso is the co-founder of Beautiful / Losers Magazine (beautifullosersmag.com). He graduated from Beloit College with a BA in creative writing. Alfonso currently lives in Baltimore, Maryland.
Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer
Tyrese L. Coleman is a writer, wife, mother, and federal employee. Because she isn’t busy enough, she is also the fiction editor for District Lit, an online journal of writing and art. Tyrese often writes about issues relating to motherhood, the family, and pregnancy. Her essays have appeared or are forthcoming in Buzzfeed, mater mea, a website that celebrates black women at the intersection of career and motherhood, Brain, Child Magazine and elsewhere. She occasionally writes for the website, Romper, sister site to Bustle Magazine dedicated to young mothers. She also writes memoir. Her memoir and personal essays have appeared or are forthcoming at The Doctor T.J. Eckleburg Review, The Rumpus, upstreet literary magazine, and elsewhere. A lover of flash fiction, her short stories have appeared or are forthcoming in [PANK] Magazine Online, Queen Mob’s Tea House, the Tahoma Literary Review, Hobart, and elsewhere. Tyrese is drafting a chapbook of flash fiction and memoir entitled How To Sit. She is also working on a collection of short stories centered around an extended black southern family called Brown Grove. Tyrese grew up on a dirt road in Ashland, Virginia, the self-proclaimed “center of the universe.” She received her masters in writing from Johns Hopkins University and a B.A. in English Language and Literature from the University of Maryland in College Park. A member of the Maryland State Bar, she received her J.D. from the University of Baltimore. She lives in the Washington D.C. metro area but is a country girl at heart.