Julene Tripp Weaver is a psychotherapist in Seattle, Washington. Her three poetry books are, Truth Be Bold—Serenading Life & Death in the Age of AIDS, No Father Can Save Her, and Case Walking: An AIDS Case Manager Wails Her Blues. Herpoems can be found online at: Anti-Heroin Chic, Riverbabble, River & South Review, The Seattle Review of Books, The Unprecedented Review, the HIV Here & Now Project, and a creative nonfiction piece published by Yellow Chair Press, In The Words of Women International 2016 Anthology. Find more of her work at www.julenetrippweaver.com.
Cheryl Latif was raised by a mother who was busy acquiring a PhD in English, so Cheryl attended her own kind of university. Prompted by her mom, Cheryl’s poetry was first published in Between Sheets, a Cal State Stanislaus literary magazine (1978). It was her first submission, and she swears it was simply beginner’s luck.
She has subsequently been published in a variety of local, regional and national publications. She curated/hosted a popular poetry reading in San Diego and has served as a judge for several poetry contests. Her poetry manuscript reached semi-finalist status in The Word Works annual contest and continues to be a work in progress.