Ralvell Rogers II

Editorial Intern and Poetry Reader

Ralvell is an ambitious storyteller and educator from Kansas City, Missouri, who focuses on realistic fiction and reflective and experimental poetry. His writing has been published and can be found in many journals including River City Poetry, Heartland, Rigorous, Flinthills Review, Genre: Urban Arts, and Cathexis Northwest Press, and he was the youth reflection speaker for the Kansas City Chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Council’s 2016 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. Before graduating with his Bachelor of Arts Degree in English, Creative Writing at Emporia State University, Rogers founded and presided over the Black Artists’ Club and was the first student-recipient of the Presidential Award for Distinguished Service to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in 2018. Currently, Ralvell lives in Arlington, Virginia.