Sherese Francis is a southeast Queens-based poet, workshop facilitator, blogger and literary curator. She has published work in journals and anthologies including No Dear, The Pierian Literary Review, Bone Bouquet, African Voices, Newtown Literary, Blackberry Magazine, Kalyani Magazine, and Near Kin: A Collection of Words and Arts Inspired by Octavia Butler. Additionally, she has published two chapbooks, Lucy’s Bone Scrolls and Variations on Sett/ling Seed/ling. Sherese is also a board member of the small press Harlequin Creature and a core member of the Southeast Queens Artist Alliance. Her current projects include her Afrofuturism-inspired website, Futuristically Ancient; and her southeast Queens-based pop up bookshop/mobile library project, J. Expressions.