Past Guest Editors

Drawn from contributors, guest editors are a crucial part of our ever-expanding community. Their generous gift of time and attention to Foglifter’s editorial conversation is indispensable in making each issue a testament to the vitality of queer literary expression today.

Volume 3 Issue 2

Emily Dezurick-Badran

Emily Dezurick-Badran

Guest Editor, Prose

Emily Dezurick-Badran is a writer, artist, librarian, and roller derby player living in San Francisco. Her stories have appeared in Smokelong Quarterly, The Stockholm Review of Literature, Tin House Online, and elsewhere. She’s currently working on a novel.

Volume 4 Issue 1

Jason Villemez

Jason Villemez

Guest Editor, Prose

Jason Villemez teaches creative writing at Boston University, where he received an MFA in 2016. Before graduate school he worked as a journalist for the PBS NewsHour and Philadelphia Gay News. He is currently at work on a short story collection about LGBT people. He lives in Philadelphia with his husband.
Madeline Gobbo

Madeline Gobbo

Guest Editor, Prose

Madeline Gobbo is a writer, illustrator, and producer. With reporter Jessica Placzek, she produced season three of SFMOMA’s art podcast Raw Material, Landfall. Her recent fiction appears in Black Candies: Gross and Unlikeable, Wolfman New Life Quarterly, and Cosmonauts Avenue. Her collaborative fiction with Miles Klee appears in Joyland, Territory, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, and Wigleaf. Find her at http://www.madelinegobbo.com/

Dino Foxx

Dino Foxx

Guest Editor, Poetry

Dino Foxx, born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, is a nationally presented actor, singer, dancer, writer, spoken word poet, hip-hop artist, arts educator and activist. He is a founding member of Tragic Bitches (a Queer Xicana/o Performance Poetry Collaborative), a company member with Jump-Start Performance Co. and an emcee with the band, The Push Pens. His poetry has been published in such collections as Mariposas: A Modern Anthology of Queer Latino Poetry (Floricanto Press), the 19th issue of Suspect Thoughts: A Journal of Subversive Writing (2007), and Queer Codex: Chile Love (Evelyn Street Press/allgo). Foxx will also be featured in the upcoming poetry collection Joto: An Anthology of Queer Xicano & Chicano Poetry through Kórima Press.

Volume 4 Issue 2

Isabella Esser-Munera

Isabella Esser-Munera

Guest Editor, Prose

Isabella Esser-Munera teaches English to fourteen year olds in Brooklyn, NY and is an advocate of children everywhere. Her work has appeared in Maudlin House Press, Anti-Heroin Chic, XRAY, and elsewhere. She tweets at @esserisst. Find her at https://www.isessermunera.com/

Megan Milks

Megan Milks

Guest Editor, Prose

M./Megan Milks is the author of Kill Marguerite and Other Stories, winner of the 2015 Devil’s Kitchen Reading Award in Fiction and a Lambda Literary Award finalist. They have published work in many journals including Fence, LIT, and Black Warrior Review, and are the author of three chapbooks, most recently The Feels, an exploration of fan fiction and affect. Find them at http://meganmilks.com/

Robert F. Santiago

Robert F. Santiago

Guest Editor, Poetry

Roberto F. Santiago is the author of Angel Park (Lethe, 2015), a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award in Poetry, and LIKE SUGAR (Nomadic, forthcoming). Recent work appears in Ninth Letter, Love Jets, and Apogee. Roberto lives in San Francisco and is an MSW candidate at UC Berkeley. Look for Robert at https://therfsantiago.com/

Yujane Chen

Yujane Chen

Guest Editor, Poetry

Yujane Chen is a queer migrant poet from Taiwan. They are a Pink Door Fellow, Kundiman Fellow, & the curator of Dispatches From The Stars, a literary space for migrant artists of color. They are currently earning a B.A. in Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley, where they are a member of the 2018-2019 CalSLAM CUPSI Team.

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