KEVIN ANGLADE (Founder/President) is an emerging writer, hip-hop poet, actor, and educator from Queens, New York. He published his first book, Tales of the 23rd Precinct (a short-story collection) through his indie press, Flowered Concrete in January of 2013. Moreover, Anglade was featured on NBC's final season of The Debrief with David Ushery in 2014 where he provided insight and purpose about his press as a small publisher in NYC. Anglade holds an A.S. in Theatre, B.A. in English, and an M.A. in English from Queens College. He currently teaches 7th & 8th grade English Language Arts in Hartford, Connecticut and is the author of the poetry collection “Life Comes From Concrete”: a poetry memoir (2016).
NICHOLAS NICHOLS (Acquisitions Editor) is a 25 year-old poet and photographer based in Brooklyn, NY. He is a Brooklyn College alumnus and is an original founding member of their Slam Team, a Black and Latino Male Initiative (B.L.M.I.) ambassador, a photography team member of Hillsong NYC, a 2015 Watering Hole Fellow, and a National Black Writers Conference (at Medgar Evers College CUNY) Committee member. Nichols was also awarded fellowships for Cave Canem and Callallo in 2016. Currently, he is working on his manuscript and hopes to impact and build community as he continues to grow as a person and artist.