From SPF Lit Mag: "ari k. castañeda holds an MFA in poetry. her first full-length collection, RAM, is forthcoming from Damaged Goods Press (2018). she is currently a second-grade teacher and lives in her hometown, Louisville, KY, with her two cats. her poems can be found, or are forthcoming, in the following: glitterMOB, Yes, Poetry, Crab Fat, Bone Bouquet, Leopardskin & Limes and so on. ari is passionate about increasing the presence & voice of minority & non-binary writers within the writing world. women writers, LGBTQIA+ writers, writers who are POC, gender non-conforming & gender fluid writers, disabled & body positive writers, & writers who confront their trauma… ari wants to read your work! she is looking for poetry that is concerned with gender, sexuality, race, and translation. poetry that surprises her with its lyric and twists her insides into knots with its honesty. poetry that experiments with form and voice, that is not afraid to be paradoxical."