Mari Herreras is a fifth-generation Tucsonan who loves her desert city for all its good, bad and ugly. As a hobby she regularly gets pissed at the local powers-that-be. When she’s not scowling and writing poetry, she keeps her son and mom close, as well as the sad cholla in the front yard she won’t give up on. Her first book of poems, At Grande and Congress, is out April 2023 from R&R Press.
Photo by Noelle Rosario Haro-Gomez
Cal Freeman is a poet and essayist from Dearborn, MI. He is the author of the book Fight Songs, and his writing has appeared in many journals including Southword, The Moth, Passages North, Hippocampus, Southwest Review, and The Poetry Review.
He is the recipient of the Devine Poetry Fellowship (judged by Terrance Hayes) and winner of Passages North’s Neutrino Prize.
Cal currently serves as Writer-In-Residence with InsideOut Literary Arts Detroit and teaches at Oakland University.
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