Jonathan Penton founded UnlikelyStories.org in 1998. His own poetry books are Last Chap (Vergin' Press, 2004), Blood and Salsa and Painting Rust (Unlikely Books, 2006), Prosthetic Gods (New Sins Press, 2008), Standards of Sadiddy (Lit Fest Press, 2016), and the electronic chapbook Backstories (Argotist E-books, 2017). He lives in south Louisiana, after a fashion. Jonathan recommends the Southern Poverty Law Center.
For four decades, dan raphael's been active in the Northwest as poet, performer, editor and reading host. His 21st poetry collection, Manything, is now available from Unlikely Books. Current poems appear in Caliban, Red Fez, Scarlet Leaf and S/Word. dan recommends supporting KBOO-FM, where most Wednesdays he writes and records a poem for The KBOO Evening News.
Photographer, printmaker and former dancer Leona Strassberg Steiner has lived her life half in Israel and half in the United States. Steiner has exhibited her photographs and prints extensively with solo exhibitions of her work at The Victory Hall Drawing Rooms of Jersey City and the New Jersey City University Visual Arts Gallery. She has participated in many group exhibitions in Spain, California, Illinois, New Jersey, New Orleans, and New York. Steiner was active in the art scene in Jersey City, where she was a frequent collaborator in projects such as We Are 6 at Alley Arts, her self-run studio/atelier/gallery. In 2016 she co-founded Catalyst Collective New Orleans. Leona recommends the Innocence Project - New Orleans.