Judy Grahn is internationally known as a poet, writer, and cultural theorist. Her writings helped fuel, globally, second wave feminist, gay, and lesbian activism, as well as women’s and queer spirituality. Grahn is the author of fourteen books, including a memoir, A Simple Revolution: The Making of an Activist Poet. Her newest release is Hanging On Our Own Bones, a collection of signature nine-part poems including “A Woman Is Talking to Death,” and “Mental.” Forthcoming are stories in two anthologies, Strange Attractors, and Spoon/Knife 3, stories of creatures and neurodivergence.
Nick Walker is an autistic genderqueer author, speaker, educator, and aikido teacher. He is co-founder and Managing Editor of the worker-owned indie publishing house Autonomous Press, senior instructor of the Aikido Shusekai dojo in Berkeley, and a faculty member at California Institute of Integral Studies. Together with his longtime collaborator Andrew M. Reichart, Nick is co-creator of an ever-growing body of intricately interconnected sci-fi/fantasy stories collectively known as the Weird Luck Saga. His nonfiction work explores the edges and intersections of embodiment, neurodiversity, gender, spirituality, and transformative practice. Books in which Nick’s writings have recently appeared include Spoon Knife 2: Test Chamber; Spoon Knife 3: Incursions; and Diverse Bodies, Diverse Practices: Toward an Inclusive Somatics.