New Assistant Editors
Kissing Dynamite is thrilled to introduce our two new assistant editors: Khalisa Rae and Jason Bates!
Khalisa Rae is a queer black activist, that speaks and writes with fierce rebellion. She published her first book Real Girls Have Real Problems, in 2012. Her recent work has been seen in numerous journals including Requiem Magazine, Dirty Chai, Tishman Review, the Obsidian, Anchor Magazine, New Shoots Anthology, Red Door, Red Press – Anatomy of Silence Anthology, among others. She is a finalist in the Furious Flower Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Prize and a winner of the Fem Lit Magazine Contest, and the Voicemail Poetry Contest. She is a former staff-editor of the QU Lit Mag, and currently serves as Co-editor and Co-Director of Athenian Press- literary safe space collective and indie press for women/femme/gnc/trans folks. Her full-length poetry collection is forth-coming.
Jason Bates once fed Pudge a tuna fish sandwich and is now an abomination. He founded the defunct literary influencers PunksWritePoemsPress and Spider Mirror Journal. His writing has appeared in Before I Leave...Lit Zine, Figroot Press, Bone & Ink, and Lingering In The Margins, a river city poets anthology. Is this a bio or two truths and a lie?