Juanjo Bazán is (at least in this universe) a writer and software engineer based in Madrid, Spain, with an interest in science and poetry. He holds science degrees in Math and Astrophysics, and got an M.A. in Creative Writing from Hotel Kafka writers' workshop. You can find him on Twitter.
Konner is a writer and activist currently working on his M.F.A. in Poetry at the Solstice program at Pine Manor College in Boston. He graduated from Providence College. Konner has also written articles for Trans.Cafe.
Gabriel Noel is in his final year at Boston University. In addition to scribbling in dollar notebooks, he has a deep interest in understanding the nature of perspective during the slim time he’s been allotted here. He is also a soccer aesthete.
By engaging the vampiric archetype, Butler and Gomez write black queer lives into an eternal future where we can continue our coalition building, our resistance of hegemony, and the creation of chosen families.
History treated people like me as curiosities, freaks, and monsters of legend. Human monstrosity is something we've been writing about in SF/F/Spec for as long as genre writing has existed, and that's forever. Writing about myself in those terms, at least in my verse, feels like both reclamation and rebellion.
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