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Lyncia Begay is a newly emerging Diné writer and artist based out of so-called Arizona who creates nonfiction pieces, acutely focused on the impacts of colonization. Her work often features elements of prose, poetry, essay, and story. Her essay, The Glittering World, is forthcoming in the anthology, Science of Story. As a person, Lyncia’s interests consist of creating community projects geared toward cultural revitalization and indigenous education systems. Lyncia has also graduated with a Masters in Creative Writing from Northern Arizona University.  

Taylor Brorby is a contributing editor at North American Review and sits on the Editorial Board of His work has appeared in The Huffington Post, Earth Island Journal, and High Country News. Taylor has received fellowships from the National Book Critics Circle, the MacDowell Colony, and the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture. He is at work on three separate books about the Bakken oil boom, growing up gay on the Northern Great Plains, and diabetes and climate change.

Christopher Cokinos's poetry collection The Underneath won the New American Press Poetry Prize and was published last year. With Julie Swarstad Johnson, he is co-editor of Beyond Earth's Edge: The Poetry of Spaceflight, forthcoming from the University of Arizona Press in October 2020. He's had recent prose and poetry in Dark Mountain and Scientific American. He's happily observing the Moon through his telescope and writing about it in a nonfiction manuscript. His article on the science and exploration of lunar ice is forthcoming in Sky & Telescope. He's not on social media so he can't tweet this, but he encourages readers to support 8can'twait and the National Association of Black Journalists.

William Cordeiro is the author of Trap Street (forthcoming from Able Muse). He has work appearing or forthcoming in Best New Poets, The Cincinnati Review, Copper Nickel, DIAGRAM, Fourteen Hills, Nashville Review, Poetry Northwest, Salamander, Sycamore Review, the Threepenny Review, Zone 3, and elsewhere. He coedits the small press Eggtooth Editions. He is grateful for a grant from the Arizona Commission on the Arts, a scholarship from Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and a Truman Capote Writer’s Fellowship, as well as residencies from ART 342, Blue Mountain Center, Ora Lerman Trust, Petrified Forest National Park, and Risley Residential College. He received his MFA and PhD from Cornell University. He lives in Flagstaff, where he teaches in the Honors College at Northern Arizona University.

Anahi Molina is a writer based in New Orleans, Louisiana. Her work has appeared in The Millions, The Rumpus, and New Orleans Review.








Brian Craig Petersen is an associate professor in Geography, Planning and Recreation at Northern Arizona University. He serves on the Sustainable Communities graduate program steering committee and has served as the interim director for the program. He received his PhD in Environmental Studies at the University of California Santa Cruz. His research focuses broadly on the social dimensions of climate change. He recently co-authored a book with Diana Stuart and Ryan Gunderson called Climate Change Solutions: Overcoming the Capital-Climate Contradition. His work also focuses on wilderness, public lands, biodiversity conservation, sustainability, and city planning. He recently served as the Chair of the City of Flagstaff Sustainability Commission for three years.

Hannah Pralle is a writer from Chinle, AZ.







Christopher Schaberg is the Dorothy Harrell Brown Distinguished Professor of English at Loyola University New Orleans and author of Searching for the Anthropocene (Bloomsbury, December 2019). His latest book, Grounded (University of Minnesota Press, November 2020), reflects on COVID-19's impact on commercial flight and air travel.



Claire Sipos is working as a graphic artist and studying photography as well at the visual arts at NAU. She is also a writer, artist, color enthusiast, lover of light, and aspiring filmmaker. 

Jake Skeets is Black Streak Wood, born for Water’s Edge. He is Diné from Vanderwagen, New Mexico. He holds an MFA in poetry from the Institute of American Indian Arts. Skeets is a winner of the 2018 Discovery/Boston Review Poetry Contest and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Skeets edits an online publication called Cloudthroat and organizes a poetry salon and reading series called Pollentongue, based in the Southwest. He is a member of Saad Bee Hózhǫ́: A Diné Writers’ Collective and currently teaches at Diné College in Tsaile, Arizona. He is the author of Eyes Bottle Dark with a Mouthful of Flowers.

Tone Smith writes, researches, and give talks about ecological economics, degrowth, and the need for a social-ecological transformation. She is an active member of Rethinking Economics Norway where she heads the advisory board, and also active in Stay Grounded for whom she recently edited the report "Degrowth of Aviation." Smith has formerly worked for the Austrian Ministry of Sustainability, the OECD, Statistics Norway, and taught at several Austrian Universities.

Diana Stuart studies environmental issues related to agriculture and food systems. Her past work included studies on wildlife conservation on farmland, leafy greens and corn production, animal agriculture, water pollution, fertilizer use, and climate change adaptation and mitigation in agriculture. Her current and future work will examine climate change impacts on Arizona agriculture and adaptation scenarios with a focus on water resources. Diana’s work is very applied while also engaging critical social theory. She enjoys teaching and working with students on projects to foster positive social change. She also enjoys biking, hiking, swimming, knitting, reading, dancing, and spending time with her family.

RobinLi Uber is the science editor for Carbon Copy. She studied documentary journalism and science communication at Northern Arizona University. She now lives in Tucson, Arizona where she is enjoying the heat and riding the wave, working toward a Master’s in Sustainable Communities.





Yutsi is a developer, geographer, and artist from Louisiana who creates video games, code experiments, and interactive fictions that explore the hidden geographies, conspiracies, folklore, and environmental histories of the Deep South. More at

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