Teka Lark is a journalist, essayist, and poet who has had a tumultuous relationship with dramatic monologue and satire. She is the the founder of VELO an editorial journal on space, race, and transportation , and a segment producer on Pacifica’s Feminist Magazine. Her journalism has appeared in Bustle, Truth Dig, Montclair Local, Next City, Village Voice, Ebony, Counterpunch, Time, Streetsblog, USA Today, NJ.com, Bloomfield Life, and Zocalo. She is an alumna of Mount St. Mary's College. Her poetry has appeared in Dryland Lit, LA Review of Books, Angel City Press, Spectrum: An Anthology of Southern California Poets, and Tia Chucha Press: Coiled Serpent: Poets Arising from the Cultural Quakes and Shifts of Los Angeles. Her book Queen of Inglewood was released on Word Palace Press last year. She lives in Halcyon Park.