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Buttered Roll (he/his/him) is a self-taught poet, painter, performer, and not-so-complex carbohydrate who resides in Hoboken, NJ. “Exile in Orange,” Buttered Roll’s first solo visual art show, took place at SMUSH Gallery, from March 2021 through May 2021. https://www.smushgallery.com/exileinorange. Buttered Roll released his first book Quarantine: Solo, in August 2020. Buttered Roll’s poetry has been published in Soup Can Magazine, The Esthetic Apostle, and Breadcrumbs Magazine. Buttered Roll has been a featured reader at Pine Barrens Jam, great weather for MEDIA, WAYE reading series, and Backroom Broadsides. Buttered Roll’s second book, Disjecta Dismembra, was self-published on September 22, 2022.
Kim Brandon is a poet, artist, activist, and storyteller. Her work has been included in stage performances, anthologies, and journals. This year, her work was included in Peregrine’s Black Poets Speak collection. She is a 2021 Brooklyn Poets’ Poet of the Week and a VONA alumnus. She has attended Wild Seed retreats and Cave Canem Writers workshops. She is the founder of Brooklyn Society Writers group and the host of writing workshops for people of color. This year her work centers on the revolutionary power of Black love. She is hoping to publish her first poetry collection Red Honey in 2023.
Prince A. McNally is a widely published teaching poet and spoken word artist, who facilitates workshops for kids in crisis through schools and outreach programs, utilizing poetry and creative writing as a means of expression and self-discovery. His poems have appeared in numerous literary publications and anthologies, such as Boog City, Spill Words, Tuck Magazine, Dissident Voice, Jerry Jazz Musician, and The Blue Mountain Review, to name a few. He is a recipient of a Poets and Writer’s Grant and has been nominated for Best of the Net and Pushcart Poetry Prize. He currently resides in Brooklyn, N.Y.