The Black Napkin Volume 1 Issue 3 - Page 48



Kenneth P. Gurney lives in Albuquerque, NM, USA with his beloved Dianne. His latest collection of poetry is Stump Speech. You may view publishing credits and learn a little more about him at his website

James Croal Jackson is a writer, musician, and occasional filmmaker whose work in film and TV in Los Angeles led to a rediscovery of his love of poetry. His poems have appeared in magazines including The Bitter Oleander, Lines+Stars, and Columbia College Literary Review. He is the winner of the 2016 William Redding Memorial Poetry Prize via The Poetry Forum. He lives in Columbus, Ohio. Visit him at

Justin Karcher is the author of Tailgating at the Gates of Hell from Ghost City Press. Recent works have been published in 3:AM Magazine, The Buffalo News, Plenitude Magazine, Melancholy Hyperbole, Foundlings, and more. He is the winner of the 2015 Just Buffalo Literary Center members' writing competition. He tweets @Justin_Karcher.

Jonathan Jacob Moore, or Jon Jon, is a Black Mexican bitchboi & hoodqueer poet from Detroit. He studies Writing Blackness in the 21st Century United States at Tufts University. Jon Jon is the Founding President of the Spoken Word Alliance at Tufts & appreciates good hugs, cold cheesecake, and motor-city-sweet-Black pettiness.

Kevin Rabas leads the poetry track at Emporia State University. He has seven books, including LISA’S FLYING ELECTRIC PIANO, a Kansas Notable Book and Nelson Poetry Book Award winner.

Justin Rogers is a poet, educator, and coach from the city of Detroit. Rogers is an advocate for literacy among inner-city youth, and the amplification of Black voices. Performing and teaching poetry with InsideOut Literary Arts, Rogers shares poems surrounding living and growing as a Black man in America. Official Facebook.