Gina Abelkop is a Pisces and so is her dog. She's the author of Darling Beastlettes (Apostrophe Books, 2012) and Trollops in Love (Dancing Girl Press, 2011). themoonstop.blogpost.com
Joe Ahearn is the author of one full-length collection of poetry, Five Fictions (Sulphur River Review Press) and three chapbooks, synthetic (Firewheel Editions), Five Fictions (Mudlark Chapbook Series), and Kyoko At Play (Harvest Publications). His poetry, fiction, translations, criticism, and essays have been widely published, both in this country and abroad. He earned his M.F.A. at the University of Texas, where he was a fellow at the Michener Center for Writers and served on the editorial board for Bat City Review. He teaches writing courses in the M.F.A. program at Western Connecticut State University and in the Early College Start Program at Austin Community College.
Stephanie Anderson is the author of four chapbooks, including the forthcoming Sentence, Signal, Stain (Greying Ghost) and one full-length collection, In the Key of Those Who Can No Longer Organize Their Environments (Horse Less Press, August 2013). She lives in Chicago and edits the micropress Projective Industries.
Cara Benson is the author of the book (made). Her poems have appeared in NY Times, Boston Review, and Best American Poetry. Cara Benson is a chapbook, of which she is also the author. Her online home is http://www.necessetics.com/.
Julie Choffel is the author of The Hello Delay (Fordham, 2012) and the chapbook Figures In A Surplus (Achiote Press, 2010). She teaches at the University of Connecticut and curates the Edgings & Inchings reading series in Hartford.
Caroline Davidson is a writer and musician originally from Columbus, Ohio. She holds an MFA from the University of Colorado-Boulder. Her work has appeared in journals such as Sixth Finch, Tinge, Robot Melon, Word Riot, Gulf Stream, and others. She has written reviews for The Volta and blogs for Poetry Teachers NYC.
Adam Deutsch lives in San Diego, teaches college composition and writing, and has work recently or forthcoming in InDigest Magazine, Thrush, Spinning Jenny, and Jelly Bucket. He is the publisher at Cooper Dillon Books.
Laura Cesarco Eglin is a poet and translator from Uruguay. She is the author of two collections of poetry, Llamar al agua por su nombre (Mouthfeel Press, 2010) and Sastrería (Yaugurú, 2011), and a chapbook, Tailor Shop: Threads, translated by Teresa Williams and her (Finishing Line Press, 2013). Cesarco Eglin's work has appeared in literary journals in the US, UK, Mexico, and Uruguay. Her poetry and translations have been twice nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
Thomas Fink is the author of 8 books of poetry, including the forthcoming Joyride (Marsh Hawk Press, 2013) and a book of collaborative poetry with Maya Diablo Mason, Autopsy Turvy (Meritage Press, 2010), as well as three chapbooks. His work appears in The Best American Poetry 2007 (Scribner’s), selected by Heather McHugh and David Lehman. “A Different Sense of Power”: Problems of Community in Late-Twentieth Century Poetry (Fairleigh Dickinson UP, 2001) is his most recent book of criticism, and he is co-editor of Reading the Difficulties: Dialogues with Contemporary Innovative American Poetry, forthcoming from University of Alabama Press. His paintings hang in various collections. Fink is Professor of English at CUNY-LaGuardia.
Jennifer Firestone is the author of Flashes (Shearsman Books), Holiday (Shearsman Books), Waves (Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs), and from Flashes and snapshot (Sona Books). She is the co-editor of Letters To Poets: Conversations about Poetics, Politics, and Community (Saturnalia Books), and an Assistant Professor of Literary Studies at Eugene Lang College (The New School). She lives with her family in Brooklyn.
Tyler Gobble is associate editor of Magic Helicopter Press, lead editor of Stoked, and a contributor with Vouched Books. He is the author of four chapbooks, most recently 48 Pornos (Safety Third Enterprises, 2013).
Amy Herschleb is the managing editor of FANZINE and poetry editor for Loose Change magazine. Her chapbook, Judy Paris, Judy Chicago, will be published by dancing girl press in 2014.
Brian Howe's poetry and sound can be found in Octopus, Effing Magazine, Cannibal, Drunken Boat, Esque, So and So, horse less, Apocryphal Text, and others, plus in three chapbooks: Guitar Smash (3rdness Press), This is the Motherfucking Remix (with Marcus Slease; Scantily Clad), and Foreign Letter (Beard of Bees). He works as a freelance arts, entertainment and culture journalist at Pitchfork, INDY Week, Edge Magazine, eMusic, and elsewhere. waxwroth.blogspot.com // glossolalia.bandcamp.com
Megin Jimenez's poems have appeared in Barrow Street, Denver Quarterly, La Petite Zine, LIT, Mantis, NOÖ Journal, and Sentence, among other journals. A graduate of The New School Writing Program, she works as a translator and lives in Brooklyn.
Caroline Knox's eighth poetry collection, Flemish, appeared from Wave Books in April, 2013. Her work is included in Postmodern American Poetry: A Norton Anthology, Second Edition. Her sixth poetry collection, Quaker Guns, received a Recommended Reading Award from the Massachusetts Center for the Book. He Paves the Road with Iron Bars was awarded the Maurice English Award 2005. She has received an NEA grant, two Massachusetts Cultural Council grants, and one from The Fund for Poetry. Her poems have appeared in American Scholar, Harvard, New Republic, Paris Review, Poetry, and Yale Review. Notes on "Poem for Other Poems": Rachel Hinton, "She Leaves to Sleep," Denver Quarterly 46/4, 52; Roberto Bolaño, "Labyrinth," The New Yorker, January 23, 2012, 67 [tr. Chris Andrews]; Katia Kapovich, "Happy Fainting," Cossacks and Bandits, Salt, 2007, 61; Blake Bailey, Cheever: A Life, Knopf, 2009, 258; John Matteson, The Lives of Margaret Fuller, Norton, 2012, 224; Michael Dennis Browne, "Peter," The New Yorker, April 9, 1966, 91; Julio Cortázar, Cronopios and Famas, Pantheon, 1969, 134 [tr. Paul Blackburn].
Krystal Languell is a member of the Belladonna* Collaborative and edits the journal Bone Bouquet. Her work has appeared in esque, La Fovea, DIAGRAM, and elsewhere, and her first book, Call the Catastrophists, was published by BlazeVox in 2011. She is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Pratt Institute and a 2013 Emerge Surface Be fellow at The Poetry Project.
Alexis Pope is the author of the chapbook Girl Erases Girl (dancing girl press, 2013). Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Columbia Poetry Review, Washington Square, Sixth Finch, Guernica, and iO, among others. She lives in Brooklyn.
Laura Relyea is a writer in Atlanta, GA, where she runs Vouched Books Atlanta. Her book reviews have been published in PASTE, Creative Loafing, Fanzine, PURGE Atlanta. She is also the Whipcracker and Momentum Chief of The Inman Park Squirrel Census, a venture that was named one of Kickstarter's Best of 2012. Her fiction and poetry has been published by NAP and Stoked. Her forthcoming chapbook, All Glitter, Everything, will be released by Safety Third Enterprises in Fall 2013.
Michael Rerick is the author of In Ways Impossible to Fold (Marsh Hawk Press), X-Ray (Flying Guillotine Press), and morefrom (Alice Blue Books, Shotgun Wedding series). Poems appear or are forthcoming in and/or, Gritty Silk, Harp & Alter, Moria, Spiral Orb, and Tarpaulin Sky. He currently teaches and lives in Tucson, AZ.
Anthony Robinson currently lives in Oregon but is bound for the midwest. Recent poems also appear in BPM, Gondola, and The Iowa Review. His first full-length volume of poetry is forthcoming from Skysill Press in 2014.
Lee Ann Roripaugh is a poet who loves to take photographs. Her photographic eye is drawn, magpie-like, to things that shine, reflective surfaces, bright colors, and safety cones. Her photographs can be found on the covers of South Dakota Review, and also at her photoblog: http://heartichoke.shutterchance.com/
Tomaž Šalamun lives in Ljubljana, Slovenia. He taught Spring semester 2011 at Michener Center for Writers at The University of Texas. His recent books translated into English are Woods and Chalices, Poker, There's the Hand and There's the Arid Chair, The Blue Tower, and On the Tracks of Wild Game.
Christoper Salerno's books of poems include ATM (Georgetown Review Prize, 2014), Minimum Heroic (Mississippi Review Prize, 2010), and Whirligig (2006). What I Tried Knighting, a chapbook of new and recent poems, will appear from Poor Claudia in late 2013. Currently, he's an Assistant Professor of English at William Paterson University where manages the new journal, Map Literary.
Paul Siegell is the author of three books of poetry: wild life rifle fire, jambandbootleg, and Poemergency Room. Paul is a senior editor at Painted Bride Quarterly, and has contributed to Black Warrior Review, Redivider, and elsewhere exciting. Kindly find more of his work—and concrete poetry t-shirts—at "ReVeLeR @ eYeLeVeR."
Scott Spanbauer is an editor and translator, and teaches Spanish at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He recently completed an English translation of Laura Cesarco Eglin's Sastrería.
Nick Sturm is the author of How We Light, forthcoming from H_NGM_N BKS, as well as a number of chapbooks including, with Wendy Xu, I Was Not Even Born (Coconut) and, with Carrie Lorig, Nancy and The Dutch (NAP). Poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Black Warrior, Typo, jubilat, Sixth Finch, and elsewhere. He is from Akron, Ohio, and lives in Tallahassee, Florida.
Michael Thomas Taren is a recent graduate of the Iowa Writer's Workshop. His poems appeared in Colorado Review, Poetikon, SUPERMACHINE, I.D.I.O.T, and Fence. His chapbook 08 September 2009 was published by Factory Hollow Press, Amherst, MA. His translations of Šalamun were published by Public Space, Poetry Review (UK), Fence, Jubilat, LIT, Poetry London, and elsewhere. His book Puberty was 2009 finalist for The Fence Poetry Series. His book Motherhood was 2010 finalist for The Fence Poetry Series. He spent 9 months (2010 – 2011) in Slovenia on Fulbright. At the moment is the guest of Santa Maddalena Foundation in Italy.
Emily Toder is the author of Science (Coconut Books, 2012) and the chapbooks Brushes With (Tarpaulin Sky, 2010), I Hear a Boat (Duets, 2010), and No Land (forthcoming this fall from Brave Men Press). Her second collection, Backfire, will be published by Coconut in 2014. She lives in Massachusetts near a cemetery and by birds.
Lina ramona Vitkauskas is the author of SPINY RETINAS (Mutable Sound, 2014); A Neon Tryst (Shearsman Books, 2013); HONEY IS A SHE (Plastique Press, 2012); and THE RANGE OF YOUR AMAZING NOTHING (Ravenna Press, 2010). She is the recipient of the Henry Miller Memorial Library Ping Pong Journal Prize (selected by Eleni Sikelianos) and The Poetry Center of Chicago's Juried Reading Award (selected by Brenda Hillman). Publications include The Awl, DIAGRAM, Tarpaulin Sky, The Chicago Review, The Toronto Quarterly—among many others. With Larry Sawyer, she has co-edited milk magazine (since 1999). She is also a faculty member at the Chicago School of Poetics. Her website is www.linaramona.com.
Joe Wenderoth, Professor of English at UC Davis, has published five books: three books of poems, a book of essays, and a novel, Letters To Wendy's, which has been adapted for the stage several times, most notably by Bruce McCulloch, of Kids In The Hall fame. A new book of poems, If I Don't Breathe How Do I Sleep, is forthcoming from Wave Books in 2014. "Corrections" is part of a book of essays, Where God Is Glad, that is still in progress.
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