Micki Reaman was CALYX’s Managing Editor. Other members of the Young Women’s Editorial Collective: Amy Agnello, Maria Braganza, Sonia Gomez, Laura McFarland, Zola Mumford, Teri Mae Rutledge, Mira Shimabukuro, and Megan Smith.
“Their work is powerful and sometimes disturbing.” —Library Journal
“Radiating the enthusiasm and conviction of its authors and editors, this rich sampling of talent is an unabashed celebration of subjectivity.” —Publishers Weekly
“Sistas, you sing, make my spine shiver: what you know, I know—the diaspora of your lives crystallizing in words, the pissed-off frantic sweet lyric the resounds for all of us here in present tense. My thanks to you.” —Lois-Ann Yamanaka, author of Wild Meat and the Bully Burgers
“Wonderful…. [A] lively, engrossing collection of writing and art by emerging talent.” —Tee A. Corinne, author of The Cunt Coloring Book
“Present Tense is bound to speak also for the future! A rich, vibrant collage of poetry, stories and essays…. Here is a carnival of writers whom we would all be wise to listen to, a generation that has now come into its own.” —Shirley Geok-lin Lim, author of Among the White Moon Faces