Nikki Burian is a queer, nonbinary slam poet living in Portland, OR. Nikki primarily uses they/them but welcomes any and all pronouns. They are a recipient of the 2011 Iowa Poetry in Public awards, has been featured in Woke Monozine, and is a 2018 National Poetry Slam representative of the Portland team. They are the author of two very okay chapbooks: I Hope My Cat Doesn't Have Self-Esteem Issues (2016) and Kindergarten Memory Spiral (coming spring 2018).