W.J. Lofton is an activist, songwriter, poet, and the author of A Garden for Black Boys Between the Stages of Soil and Stardust. His writing advocates for social justice and equity for marginalized communities; specifically Black men and women. Lofton’s work has been featured in Meniscus Literary Journal, Connotation Press, Obsidian Magazine, Scalawag, Spiral Orb, and The Anthology of Transcendent Poetry. He is currently working on his second collection of poetry.