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 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 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.

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