Ankober Yewondwossen


Ankober is an Ethiopian first-gen born and raised in Seattle. She grew up attending and participating in poetry readings at Hugo House. In her early and mid-twenties, she traveled the

Jesse González

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Jesse González is a poet from the great state of New Jersey. He holds an MFA from the University of Oregon and a BA from Cornell University. He was a

Frances Cheong

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Frances Cheong was born and raised in Hong Kong. She has studied and lived in Singapore, England, and various cities in the United States. She received her PhD in molecular

Alia Fukumoto

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Alia graduated with a BA in English and a minor in women and gender studies from Seattle University. She enjoys walks in the park, reading, and playing frisbee. Being a

Aubrey Unemori

Aubrey Unemori

Aubrey Unemori is a writer, editor, and aspiring coffee connoisseur. She holds a BA in English with creative writing emphasis from the University of Washington and is the co-author of

Daniel Tam-Claiborne

Daniel Tam Claiborne

Daniel Tam-Claiborne is a multiracial author and essayist with a background in journalism, communications, and grant writing. His writing has appeared in Literary Hub, The Rumpus, SupChina, The Huffington Post, The Shanghai Literary

Jasmine Plaskon

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Jasmine Plaskon is a recent MFA graduate of Spalding University who moved to Seattle a year ago and hasn’t looked back since. Invested in living her best #workingartist life, Jasmine

Amy Lin

Amy Lin

The library will always be Amy Lin‘s first and best love—sorry, lovers! She has over sixteen years’ experience in small business with a focus on solution innovation. Her work at Hugo

Forest Longeway

Forest Longeway

Before uprooting their life and driving across the country with their pet rabbit, Forest Longeway graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a BA in Fiction Writing. They’ve spent the last decade

Louise Kincaid

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Louise Kincaid has worked in nonprofit management and development for over 25 years. Prior to joining Hugo House, she was the Development Officer at the Institute of Flight, Executive Director for