V.E. Duncan writes nonfiction by compulsion, poetry by inspiration, and reviews when the mood strikes. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing and has had her work published in several small literary journals. She’s traveled all over the United States and lived in California, Pennsylvania, and New York. Now, she lives second start to the left (yes, left) and straight on ’til morning. V.E. also has a cantankerous cat named Cleopatra. For more, visit her website: http://www.duncanheights.com
Rozlind Silva is a spoken word and slam artist from Los Angeles County. As part of her involvement in Say Word LA, she performed and competed in the international youth poetry slam, Brave New Voices (BNV). Additionally through Say Word LA, she worked to encourage literacy and art skills for students in inner-city schools. Competing twice at BNV, she also worked as an editor to former Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman and her magazine OnePenOnePage. Rozlind’s poetry appears on Russell Simmons’AllDefDigital Youtube channel. She was additionally awarded Runner-Up Youth Poet Laureate in 2015, and has served twice as an official Youth Poet Ambassador in Los Angeles County.