Saretta Morgan and Asiya Wadud
Saretta Morgan is the author of the chapbooks, Feeling Upon Arrival (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2018) and room for a counter interior (Portable Press @ Yo-Yo Labs, 2017) as well as a forthcoming full-length collection Plan Upon Arrival (Selva Oscura/Three Count Pour, 2020). Her work considers privacy and physical space in narrative. Her most recent writing considers Black migration to the southwest, particularly as it relates to natural resource management, indigenous erasure and contemporary border policies. She has received fellowships and residencies from the Jerome Foundation, Arizona Commission on the Arts, Headlands Center for the Arts, the Center for African American Poetry and Poetics and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, among others. She lives in Phoenix, Arizona where she volunteers with Mariposas Sin Fronteras and No More Deaths Phoenix. She teaches creative writing at Arizona State University.
Asiya Wadud is the author of Crosslight for Youngbird, published by Nightboat Books in 2018 and recently completed a collaboration of songs and poems, day pulls down the sky… a filament in gold leaf, with Okwui Okpokwasili. Her book Syncope (Ugly Duckling Presse) will be out later this year and No Knowledge Is Complete Until It Passes Through My Body will be out in 2020. She teaches poetry at Saint Ann’s School and leads an English conversation class for new immigrants at the Brooklyn Public Library.