FOUNDERS & EDITORS
ELLE AVIV NEWTON
A poet, editor, teacher, community organizer and arts curator, Elle Aviv Newton is a fourth-generation native of Oakland, California. Newton’s writing has appeared in print, radio and digital space, and was recently adapted for the stage. She regularly leads writing workshops and curates exhibitions, performances, and community happenings in California and elsewhere. She is cofounder and editor of Poets Reading the News. Learn more about her and get in touch via 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 world. Spagnolo leads the publication’s marketing and operations. Connect with them via Twitter.
COMMUNITY OUTREACH FELLOW
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.