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CHRIS MARGOLIN: CO-EDITOR IN CHEIF

CHRIS MARGOLIN: CO-EDITOR IN CHEIF

Chris Margolin (he/him), CO-EiC of The Poetry Question and Co-Host of TPQ20, bleeds semantics & poetry. With almost 20 years in education, he has seen words change lives. He began TPQ when a student asked him to prove the relevancy of poetry in modern times; his work here strives to do just that.

COURTNEY MARGOLIN: C0-EDITOR IN CHEIF

COURTNEY MARGOLIN: C0-EDITOR IN CHEIF

Courtney Margolin, Co-EiC of The Poetry Question, and co-host of TPQ20, is a veteran educator and TBI survivor, known for her uncanny ability to find the perfect piece of reading to change the lives of those in her presence. Leading the charge on the TPQ20 podcast, she can bring your favorite author to tell their deepest secrets.

Chris L. Butler

Chris L. Butler

Chris L. Butler (he/him) is an Afro-Dutch poet and essayist from Philadelphia, PA and Houston, TX. He is the 2021 Kurt Brown Diverse Voices Fellow at the Solstice MFA Program, and the Associate Poetry Editor at Bending Genress. Chris is the author of BLERD: '80s BABY, '90s KID (Daily Drunk Press, 2021)

Jeni De La O

Jeni De La O

Jeni De La O (she/her) is an Afro-Cuban poet & storyteller in Detroit. She is the Managing Editor of Kissing Dynamite Poetry. Her passion is treating all poetry with the level of care an intentionality typically reserved for the classics.

REGGIE JOHNSON

REGGIE JOHNSON

Reggie Johnson (he/him) reigns from Cincinnati, Ohio. At the age of 9, he found a love for writing while on summer vacation. His rhythmic style of writing tells his personal story.

ZORA SATCHELL

ZORA SATCHELL

Zora Satchell (she/her) is a Twitter goblin as well as a poet! A member of The Estuary Collective, columnist for The Poetry Question & Drunk Monkey, & managing editor for Kissing Dynamite Poetry. A winter/spring fellow for Brooklyn Poets, but she doesn’t know how to YAWP.

MORDECAI MARTIN

MORDECAI MARTIN

Mordecai Martin (he/him) is a Jewish writer working in fiction, non-fiction, and Philadelphia. He wonders about whether good literature can make us better people, and how poets think of language.

RONNIE K. STEPHENS

RONNIE K. STEPHENS

Ronnie K. Stephens is a proud father of six and college English instructor. He is the author of two poetry collections and one young adult novel. His second collection, They Rewrote Themselves Legendary, won Best in Show at the New England Book Show. Stephens is also a contributing writer for Interrogating Justice, a social justice think tank. Currently, he is pursuing a PhD in English with an emphasis in diversifying the literary canon for the 21st century classroom.

WHITNEY HANSEN

WHITNEY HANSEN

Whitney Hansen (she/they) is a Midwestern writer and teacher who would fight God for half a sesame bagel. Their work is published/forthcoming in Pink Plastic House, Olney Magazine, Variant Literature, Nightingale & Sparrow, and more. She has been nominated for Best of the Net. Twitter: @whitneyhansen_

ALEX DANG

ALEX DANG

Alex Dang is a writer and poet from Portland, Oregon. A former TEDx speaker, Dang has competed at the National Poetry Slam, been a Portland and Eugene Poetry Slam Grand Slam Champion, and has performed in 7 counties. He has strong opinions about burgers. He wants to know what your favorite song is.

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