Dia Felix & Litia Perta

Dia Felix is the author of the poetry book YOU YOU YOU (Projective Industries, 2017) and the Lambda-nominated Nochita (City Lights/Sister Spit, 2014). She curates the reading series GUTS at Dixon Place, works at the The Metropolitan Museum of Art as a video shooter/editor, and lives in East Harlem.

Litia Perta is an Aries sun whose journey this time around is the Libran task of learning balance, diplomacy, pleasure. She is interested in transformation, and in collaborating to develop innovative ways (pedagogical, linguistic, theoretical, economic, spiritual and poetic) to support the transformations we came here to live through. Recent work is included in the group exhibition Ours is a City of Writers at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, as well as in the inaugural issue of Sublevel Magazine organized through the CalArts Creative Writing program and spearheaded by Maggie Nelson and Janice Lee. She teaches at the University of California, Irvine and lives in Los Angeles with her cat Lucha Libre, her Leo love, and their eight-month old child. Life for her these days is a humbling exercise in gratitude.