Elle Aviv Newton is a writer, teacher, curator, cultural producer, editor and a fourth-generation native of Oakland, California. She is cofounder and editor of Poets Reading the News, a digital platform and event series bridging poetry and journalism, with J Spagnolo. Newton's writing and criticism has appeared in print, online, in newspapers, on numerous radio programs and podcasts, and was recently adapted for the stage. She hosts an ongoing digital poetry workshop with Delta_Glyph in San Francisco and regularly leads writing workshops and cultural events in the Bay Area and beyond. From 2015-2018 Newton was Writer in Residence at B4BEL4B Gallery in Oakland where she curated a number of key exhibitions and performances including a range of literary events and Believe the Hype: Propaganda, The Internet and New Activisms. She holds degrees in art criticism and history from Mills College where she studied with Moira Roth, who taught her everything she knows about possibility. She has traveled and lived abroad extensively, most notably in Bangkok. Presently she lives in Big Sur, California.