Sean Negus is a San Francisco-based poet, experimental writer and sometime digital/visual artist working in video, web design, and other mediums. He teaches composition, literature and critical thinking at San Francisco State University and other colleges in the Bay Area. Writing of his appears in WebConjunctions, Poecology, DUSIE, Otoliths, TINGE, and Beatdom. A videopoem of his, Recursionem Solaris, was selected for the Athens International Video Poetry Film Festival in 2016. In addition, he co-edited an issue of contemporary Brazilian poetry for DUSIE magazine.

Ariel Fintushel is a multimedia poet with an MFA from SF State and winner of the Mark Linenthal Award for poetry. Her work has been published in A3 Review, Red River Review, Everyday Genius, Bop Dead City, The Ekphrastic Review, Bad Ken: A Journal of Place, Baltimore University’s Welter and elsewhere. She is also a visual artist who enjoys handmade broadsides, facilitating workshops for the unhoused, and co-curator of the annual Joshua Tree Experiential Arts & Writing Retreat. She is the mother of two little girls, Phoebe and Uma. Fintushel enjoys making audio and also illustrated poems and is interested in the desert as a place of deprivation and miracles, latent energy, adventure, malice, and mysticism.