Jacki Rigoni serves as Poet Laureate of Belmont, California. Her book, Seven Skirts, is forthcoming from Paloma Press this fall. See more of Jacki’s work at womanuprising.com.
Tanuja Mehrotra Wakefield’s poems have been published in numerous journals and anthologies. Her book, Undersong, was published in 2019 by FutureCycle Press. She has an MFA in Poetry from San Francisco State University, an MA in English from Tulane University, and a BA in English from Wellesley College. She served as the poet laureate of Belmont from 2015 to 2018 where she still lives with her family. She currently works as an editor for newsela.com.