Charis Caputo is an MFA candidate in fiction at NYU, senior editor of LIBER, and former assistant editor of Women’s Review of Books.

S. C. Cornell lives in Brooklyn. She is at work on a novel.

Anna Godbersen is the author of several historical novels for young adults and the current Axinn Foundation writer-in-residence at NYU.

Heather Hewett is chair of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the State University of New York at New Paltz. She is the coeditor of #MeToo and Literary Studies (Bloomsbury 2021).

Chris Kraus is a writer and critic whose books include Summer of Hate, I Love Dick, After Kathy Acker, and Social Practices. She is a co-editor of the independent press Semiotexte.

Joy Ladin has published nine poetry collections, including winner of the National Jewish Book Award The Book of Anna; her tenth, Shekhinah Speaks, will come out in 2022.

Quinn Martin is a graduate of the creative writing program at NYU and is represented by Akin Akinwumi at Willenfield Literary Agency. Born on her front lawn, she now lives in Maine.

Noelle McManus is a writer-poet-linguist from Long Island, New York who has worked in feminist publishing since the age of eighteen.

Kholiswa Mendes Pepani is a writer from Johannesburg, South Africa, currently based in Portland, Maine. Her writing appears in Anti-Racism Daily, Amjambo Africa, and Hobart.

Claire Potter is professor of history at The New School for Social Research and coexecutive editor of Public Seminar.

Kathleen Rooney’s most recent novel is Cher Ami and Major Whittlesey. Her forthcoming poetry collection, Where Are the Snows (Texas Review Press, 2022), received the X. J. Kennedy Prize.

Rebecca Saltzman’s writing appears in The New Yorker, McSweeney’s, The Missouri Review, and elsewhere. She has an MFA from NYU and lives in New York City.

Laurie Stone’s books include Everything Is Personal and Streaming Now. A longtime writer for the Village Voice, Laurie was theater critic for The Nation and critic-at-large for NPR’s Fresh Air.

McKenzie Wark is professor of Media and Cultural Studies at The New School. Her books include Capital Is Dead, Reverse Cowgirl, and Philosophy for Spiders: On the Low Theory of Kathy Acker.

Meg Whiteford writes and edits novels, screenplays, comics, and essays from a tiny apartment near the river in Alphabet City, New York, New York.

On the cover: “Audre”

Elise Peterson’s digital collages are casually electrifying. “Audre,” on the cover, evokes Lorde’s distinct feminism by juxtaposing cozy intimacy and radical commitments. The last page of LIBER features Grace Jones circa 1985 perfectly balanced within Matisse’s La Danse (1909), effortlessly central. A writer, children’s book illustrator, and parent of a three-year-old, Peterson hosts the COOL MOMS podcast (recording live at SoHo House). In it, she interviews mothers who, like her, “prioritize their passions.” A longtime Brooklynite, she and her son Sargent moved to LA in 2019: “We are sitting in the sun and loving it.”

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