Apogee Issue 09 Launch featuring tavonne s. carson, T.K. Dalton, Phoebe Glick, 최 Lindsay, Sade LaNay, Sean D. Henry-Smith, Daniel Penny & Wawa

tavonne s. carson is a lover and a writer currently living in Harlem, New York, but forever home in Erie, Pa. She is a graduate of the New School's Creative Writing MFA Program and a serious, serious auntie. She finds inspiration in her family and in thinking too much (which she is starting to believe isn't really a "thing"). You can find her almost regularly at iammybestthing.wordpress.com.

T. K. Dalton’s writing has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and appears or is forthcoming in The Millions, Southeast Review, Radical Teacher, Tahoma Literary Review, The Common, Front Porch, and elsewhere. He is writing a memoir focused on disability in his life and family, particularly through his relationship with deafness and American Sign Language. Tim is the Prose Editor for The Deaf Poets Society, a quarterly digital journal publishing disability literature and art.

Phoebe Glick is a writer, editor and organizer concerned with preserving queer intimacies under a State which endeavors to eradicate them. She is the author of the chapbook Period Appropriate (dancing girl press 2016), and her prose has been published at Entropy, the Fanzine, Queen Mob's Teahouse, The Feminist Wire and elsewhere. She has her MFA in Writing from Pratt Institute, is an editor at The Felt, and hosts Living Conditions, a reading series to benefit individuals in precarious positions due to our messed up world.

최 Lindsay is a diasporic Korean poet and a student at UC Berkeley, where they study literature and philosophy, and work as the managing editor of Berkeley Poetry Review. They were selected as a finalist in Omnidawn's 2016 chapbook contest, and have poems published or forthcoming in HOLD: A Journal, The Felt, and Omniverse. They can be found on Twitter @chwelinji.

Sade LaNay is a poet and artist from Houston, TX. Sade is the author of Dream Machine (co-im-press, 2014) and self portrait (Birds of Lace, forthcoming) with poems featured in the Electric Gurlesque and Bettering American Poetry anthologies. They are a graduate of the MFA in Creative Writing at the Pratt Institute in Bed-Stuy.

Sean D. Henry-Smith is a poet and photographer intrigued by their intersections. He is a recipient of the 2017 Poets House Emerging Poets Fellowship and his first chapbook, Body Text, was selected by Lucas de Lima for the New Delta Review 2015-2016 Chapbook Competition. Sean's poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Tammy JournalNew Delta ReviewTagvverkApogee Journal, The Offing, and Drunken Boat. You can find him online at @surrealsermons and seanhenrysmith.com.

Daniel Penny is a critic, journalist, and poet with an MFA in creative nonfiction from Columbia University. His writing has appeared in Boston Review, New Republic, The New Inquiry, The Rumpus, The Village Voice, Slice Magazine, and others. He teaches writing at Parsons and Columbia and reads fiction at The New Yorker. You can follow him @dwpenny.

Wawa (also published as Lo Mei Wa) is a Hong Kong poet. She received her degrees in Philosophy and has been a soprano, an indie singer, a lyricist, an art and design magazine editor, a philosophical counselling assistant, and a cowherd in Hong Kong. Some of her work can be found in Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, Guernica Daily, The Margins, Hawai'i Review, and the anthology Quixotica: Poems East of La Mancha. Her collaborative work with artists has been featured in various art exhibits, and in a Radiophrenia Glasgow broadcast. She is the author of Pei Pei the Monkey King (Tinfish Press, 2016).