A poet, editor, teacher, designer and arts curator, Elle Aviv Newton is a fourth-generation native of Oakland, California and a graduate of Mills College. 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 editor and cofounder of Poets Reading the News. You can learn more about her at: www.elleavivnewton.com


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J Spagnolo is a poet, activist, teacher, and cultural producer in Berkeley, California. Spagnolo has shared poetry through radio shows, film festivals, podcasts, publications, and events around the world. Along with Newton, Spagnolo cofounded and edits Poets Reading the News. Connect with them via Twitter.