Grace Carmona-Yong is 12 years old. She is in seventh grade at the Taos Charter School. She loves writing and exploring the new, unidentified worlds inside her mind. She also likes to spend time outdoors and do crafts. Currently, she is navigating between the logical and creative sides of her mind, trying to figure out where to go. She writes to express all of the intangible things in the world.
Veronica Golos is the author of three award-winning poetry collections: A Bell Buried Deep, Vocabulary of Silence, and Rootwork. She is the co editor of the Taos Journal of International Poetry & Art, former Poetry Editor for the Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion; she is faculty for Tupelo Press's Writers Conference, and Acquisitions Consultant for 3: A Taos Press. She has given talks at IAIA, the Dine Women's Writers Conference, the National Haiku Conference and has been curator for April is National Poetry month for SOMOS.
Demetria Martinez is a poet, writer and activist. Her books include two poetry collections, The Devil's Workshop, and Breathing Between the Lines (Univ. of Az. Press); Confessions of a Berlitz Tape Chicana (essays, Univ. of Ok. Press); and the novella, The Block Captain's Daughter (Univ. of Oklahoma Press). Her widely translated novel, Mother Tongue (Ballantine), was inspired by her indictment and subsequent acquittal on charges related to conspiring against the United States government to smuggle refugees into the U.S. as part of the 1980s sanctuary movement. Martinez is the founder and coordinator of the Voces de Libertad poetry workshops at the Santa Fe county youth detention facility. Website: www.DemetriaMartinez.com