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Andrea Abi-Karam and Kay Gabriel
Andrea Abi-Karam is an arab-american genderqueer punk poet-performer cyborg, writing on the art of killing bros, the intricacies of cyborg bodies, trauma and delayed healing. Andrea’s debut EXTRATRANSMISSION (Kelsey Street Press, 2019), a poetic critique of the U.S. military’s role in the War on Terror, was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for Transgender Poetry. Simone White selected their second assemblage, Villainy for publication in Fall 2021 at Nightboat Books. They are a Leo, currently obsessed with queer terror and convertibles. Kay Gabriel is a poet and essayist. She is the author of Kissing Other People or the House of Fame (Rosa Press, 2021), as well as the chapbook Elegy Department Spring / Candy Sonnets 1 (BOAAT Press, 2017). Kay has received fellowships from Lambda Literary, the Poetry Project, and Princeton University, where she recently completed her PhD. She's a member of the editorial collective for the Poetry Project Newsletter. Find her recent writing in the Brooklyn Rail, Poem-A-Day, TSQ and Social Text.