Under The Belly of the Beast

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Dissonance Press
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6.0 X 9.0 X 0.3 inches | 0.44 pounds

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About the Author

Cori Bratby-Rudd (she, her) is a queer LA-based writer and co-founder of Influx Collectiv(e)'s Queer Poetry Reading Series. She graduated Cum Laude from UCLA's Gender Studies department, and received her MFA in Creative Writing from California Institute of the Arts. She has been published in Ms. Magazine, The Gordian Review, Califragile, PANK Magazine, Entropy, Crab Fat Magazine, among others. Cori was nominated as one of Lambda Literary's 2018 Emerging Writers. Her first manuscript Dis/owned was a semi-finalist for YesYes Book's 2019 Pamet River Prize and was also longlisted for PANK Magazine's 2019 Book Prize. Cori is a co-founder and Director of Programs at Dissonance Press. She edited their debut anthology titled Under The Belly of the Beast.

Ryka Aoki is a poet, composer, teacher, and novelist. Her latest novel, Light From Uncommon Stars is forthcoming from Tor/Macmillan in Fall 2021. Ryka's work has been recognized in publications including Vogue, Elle, Bustle, Autostraddle, PopSugar, and Buzzfeed. Her latest poetry appeared at the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, and she was honored by the California State Senate for "extraordinary commitment to the visibility and well-being of Transgender people." She lives in Los Angeles.

féi hernandez féi hernandez (b.1993 Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico) is an Inglewood-raised immigrant trans non-binary visual artist, writer, and healer. féi is an Advisory Board Member of Gender Justice Los Angeles and was one of the artists for Forward Together's 2019 Trans Day of Resilience Campaign. They are a Co-Founder of ING Fellowship which provides mentorship to Inglewood youth working on projects to counteract gentrification and was also a femmetor for the 2019-2020 Seeds of Liberación (SOL) leadership development program for young transgender, gender non-conforming, and intersex (TGI) people in Los Angeles. They are a certified Reiki and Akashic Records practitioner who utilizes a decolonial approach to ancestral energetic healing. féi collects Pokémon plushies.