JP Howard aka Juliet P. Howard is a Cave Canem graduate fellow. She is the author of SAY/MIRROR, a debut poetry collection published by The Operating System (2015) and a chaplet "bury your love poems here" (Belladonna Collaborative*, 2015). JP curates and nurtures Women Writers in Bloom Poetry Salon (WWBPS), a forum offering women writers at all levels a venue to come together in a positive and supportive space. She is the recipient of a 2015 and 2014 Brooklyn Arts Council Community Arts Fund Grant on behalf of the Salon. JP is an alum of the VONA/Voices Writers Workshop, as well as a Lambda Literary Foundation Emerging LGBT Voices Fellow. She was a finalist in The Feminist Wire’s 2014 1st Poetry Contest and in the poetry category for the Lesbian Writer's Fund of Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Feminist Wire, Split this Rock, Nepantla: A Journal for Queer Poets of Color, Muzzle Magazine, Adrienne: A Poetry Journal of Queer Women, The Best American Poetry Blog, MiPOesias, The Mom Egg, Talking Writing and Connotation Press. JP holds a BA from Barnard College and MFA in Creative Writing from the City College of New York. Her essay about the growth of the Salon is featured in the Nov/Dec 2015 issue of Poets & Writers Magazine: http://www.pw.org/content/from_poets_writers_inc_22 The Salon has also been featured in English Kills Review in January 2016 as part of the NYC Reading Series Census, an ongoing project to catalogue the contemporary literary scene.