Donna Hunt is a multiple Pushcart nominee, and her book, The Coastline of Antarctica, has recently been released from Finishing Line Press. Her poems have appeared in Tin House, Ithaca Lit, South Dakota Review, and Diagram, among other journals and anthologies. She was recently awarded a four-week full fellowship to the Vermont Studio Center. She is currently teaches at an international school in Princeton, NJ. Donna was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio and fell in love with the great Lake Erie and the Cleveland Indians. She has lived and taught in six states, plays the bassoon, sings alto, and is the greatest merch gal on the indie folk scene.
Malini Singh McDonald
Malini Singh McDonald was born and raised in Manhattan but is proud to call Queens her home. After all, she’s lived here half her life in Kew Gardens. When she isn’t doing all things theatre, she find solace in writing poetry. She is thrilled to be reading for Boundless Tales Reading Series. Her work has been published in Newtown Literary Journal and she is contributing to an upcoming book on Kew Gardens due in February. She loves being a tourist in her hometown.
Marianna Nash is a writer from Queens. When she was five, she found some construction paper and glue and wrote The Purim Rangers, a modern retelling of the Purim story with more fight sequences. Since then, her writing has appeared on CNN.com, HuffPost College and in Gloria Steinem’s Ms. magazine. She is a co-founder of the zine love coma.
Writer/musician/educator Alan Semerdjian’s poems and essays have appeared in several print and online publications and anthologies including Adbusters, Diagram, and Ararat. He released a chapbook of poems called An Improvised Device (Lock n Load Press) in 2005 and his first full-length book In the Architecture of Bone (GenPop Books) in 2009. His songs have appeared in television and film and charted on CMJ. Alan has performed and read all over North America. He currently teaches English at Herricks High School in New Hyde Park, NY, writes a monthly column, music reviews, and other kinds of prose for LI Pulse, and resides in New York City’s East Village.
Chandra Steele was a semi-finalist for the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award and had a short story published in “Pieces: A Collection of New Voices” after it won MTV’s Write Stuff competition. She just finished a screenplay and is working on a novel and (very occasionally) updates chandrasteele.com but much more frequently tweets @ChanSteele.