This reading took place at the Cooley Ballroom, ASU Polytechnic Campus.
Monica Van Steenberg lives in Mesa, Arizona. She will be finishing her bachelor's degree in Literature, Writing and Film in December and is immediately beginning work on her Master in Education in January. Monica works as an academic advisor in the Hugh Downs School.
Dominick Hernandez was born and raised in New York. Currently he is beginning his junior year at ASU-Polytechnic Morrison School of Business in pursuit of this Business Administration degree. He has performed in the Westchester Community College Poetry Slam, Nuyorican Poets Café, Superstition Review Reading Series, and CET Artist Mic Night.
Tufik "Tom" Shayeb has been writing poetry since 1997. In addition to appearing in several local anthologies, he has published two chapbooks, to date, titled Cracked Verses (2007) and I'll Love You to Smithereens (2008), the second of which was expanded into a full length manuscript. In 2007, he was one of the National Forensic Association's Poetry Interpretation semi-finalists, and then in 2008 he advanced to the American Forensic Association's National Poetry Interpretation quarter-finalist rounds.