Salah Badis is a poet, translator, and journalist from Algeria. She is a founding member of Nafha magazine, which takes a holistic approach to the news to seek truth. Badis is also a music and cultural researcher.
Bajan Matur is a poet and journalist from Turkey. Her work engages with the struggles of her people, with threads of mysticism and mythology running through her work. She has published nine books and has been translated into 24 languages.
Leigh Marshall is an MFA student in the Playwriting Workshop.