Leena Joshi is an artist, poet, and educator working across sculpture, video, performance, and text. Their work tends to the labor of appearance, illness, and desire for queer, racialized, and gendered people. Their projects often use the digital and virtual as spaces to explore a shifting, insufficient, and expansive definition of personhood. Leena’s written works can be found in SFMoMA’s Open Space, baest: a journal of queer forms and affects, Berkeley Poetry Review, the Felt, Monday: the Jacob Lawrence Gallery Journal, and TAGVVERK, among others. They hold an MFA from the University of California, Berkeley's department of Art Practice and work as the Digital Media Instructor at Creative Growth Arts Center in Oakland, California.
Sophia Dahlin is a poet in the East Bay. She teaches generative poetry workshops, co-runs two reading series, and edits, with Jacob Kahn, the chapbook press Eyelet. Her first book, Natch, came out from City Lights in 2020.
Small Press Traffic is a Bay Area seedbed for poets who push boundaries in the arts. We present programs, publications, and curatorial opportunities with an ethos of radical inclusivity. Committed to this mission since 1974, we highlight diverse, multidisciplinary, and intergenerational practitioners in our public programs, and prioritize equity, accessibility, and collaboration in our working model. SPT also stewards an archive of small press material produced and circulated in the Bay Area over the last half century.