FOUNDERS & EDITORS-IN-CHIEF
ELLE AVIV NEWTON
A poet, editor, art critic and curator, Elle Aviv Newton is a fourth-generation native of Oakland, California where she is writer in residence at B4BEL4B Gallery. She is coeditor and cofounder of Poets Reading the News. Newton also leads the publication’s editorial art and digital design. Learn more about her on her website.
J. Spagnolo is an activist, cultural producer and poet living in California. Spagnolo has shared poetry through radio shows, film festivals, podcasts, and events around the country. They adore poets who read the news.
COMMUNITY OUTREACH INTERN
Collin Spinney is a working poet from New Hampshire via Portland, Oregon. He graduated from Hamilton College in 2016 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Poetry and is currently working on a manuscript centered on work and labor.