A native New Yorker, James Penha has lived for the past quarter-century in Indonesia. Nominated for Pushcart Prizes in fiction and poetry, his stories appear in the many journals and anthologies, including the 2018 Lambda Literary Award winning anthology His Seed. His dystopian poem “2020” is part of the 2017 Not My President collection. His essay “It’s Been a Long Time Coming” was featured in The New York Times “Modern Love” column in April 2016. Penha edits TheNewVerse.News, an online journal of current-events poetry.