Erik Anderson is the author of a book of lyric essays, The Poetics of Trespass (Otis Books/Seismicity Editions, 2010). Recent work has appeared in The Los Angeles Review of Books, The Seneca Review, Unstuck, West Branch, and others. He currently teaches nonfiction writing at Franklin & Marshall College and lives in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
J’Lyn Chapman serves as Core Candidate Assistant Professor of Writing & Poetics in the Jack Kerouac School at Naropa University. She is a regular contributor to the online journal for interview projects, The Conversant. Her work has been published in Conjunctions, Fence, Sentence, Sleepingfish, and American Letters & Commentary, to name a few. Calamari Press published the chapbook, Bear Stories
Ryan Clark, a native Texan, has dedicated years of his life to homophonic translation and is particularly interested in the reparative potential of appropriative writing, including how poetry responds to violence and subjugation, symbolic and otherwise. He has spent the past few years as Senior Editorial Assistant for Spoon River Poetry Review (SRPR) and is a regular contributor to the SRPR blog. His poetry has appeared in Smoking Glue Gun, Tenderloin, Seven Corners, Similar:Peaks, and Fact-Simile. He currently teaches composition at Savannah State University.
Jill Darling has two poetry collections: Solve For (BlazeVOX, ebooks) and begin with may: a series of moments (Finishing Line Press). And she’s had work published in /NOR, Aufgabe, 580 Split, Quarter After Eight, Phoebe, factorial, Horse Less Review, and forthcoming in Denver Quarterly and Two Serious Ladies. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from Colorado State and a Ph.D. in Twentieth-Century American Literature and Culture from Wayne State. She teaches at Eastern Michigan University and University of Michigan-Dearborn.
Michael du Plessis teaches Comparative Literature at USC and is the author of The Memoirs of JonbBenet by Kathy Acker, the chapbook Songs Dead Soldiers Sing, and, as Vanessa Place, as part of Place’s “Factory” series, the chapbook, Thank You for Reading.
Steve Evans was born in 1965 and grew up in southern New Jersey and southern California. He was educated at UC San Diego (BA) and Brown (PhD). Since 1999 he has served on the Poetry and Poetics faculty at the University of Maine, where he also co-directs the National Poetry Foundation, coordinates the New Writing Series, and tends the website www.thirdfactory.net. His criticism has appeared in The Nation, The Baffler, The Poker, Aerial, Jacket, Qui Parle, and in his own “Notes to Poetry” project. In 2001 he edited After Patriarchal Poetry: Feminism and the Contemporary Avant-Garde. He is presently at work on a book-length project tentatively titled “The Poetics of Phonotextuality: Timbre, Text, and Technology in Recorded Poetry.”
Andy Fitch’s most recent book is Sixty Morning Talks. Ugly Duckling soon will release his Sixty Morning Walks and Sixty Morning Wlaks. With Cristiana Baik, he is currently assembling the Letter Machine Book of Interviews. He has collaborative books forthcoming from 1913 and Subito. He edits Essay Press and teaches in the University of Wyoming’s MFA program.
Kass Fleisher‘s novel Dead Woman Hollow was released by SUNY Press (Excelsior Editions) in 2012. She also authored Talking Out of School: Memoir of an Educated Woman (Dalkey Archive Press, 2008); The Adventurous (experimental prose; Factory School, 2007); Accidental Species: A Reproduction (experimental prose; Chax Press, 2005); and The Bear River Massacre and the Making of History (nonfiction; SUNY Press, 2004). Short work has appeared in The Iowa Review, Denver Quarterly, Mandorla, Notre Dame Review, Postmodern Culture, and The Los Angeles Review of Books, and she writes plays and screenplays with her partner, Joe Amato.
Megan Kaminski is the author of Desiring Map (Coconut Books, 2012) and seven chapbooks of poetry, most recently Wintering Prairie (Dusie, 2014). Her current work Deep City explores the body and the city as architectures in crisis. She lives in Lawrence, Kansas, where she teaches creative writing and literature at the University of Kansas and curates the Taproom Poetry Series downtown.
Brenna Lee is an editor of Gesture: Press & Journal, where she writes the 666 Interview Series focusing on experimentation and conceptualism in the arts. She also co-directs the transmedia outlet Blooming Plants with her husband. Brenna lives and writes in Pittsburgh.
Sueyeun Juliette Lee grew up three miles from the CIA. Her books include That Gorgeous Feeling (Coconut Books) and Underground National (Factory School) as well as several chapbooks, most recently A Primary Mother (Least Weasel Series at Propolis Press). She writes poetry reviews for the Constant Critic and is a poetry editor for the Asian American Writers’ Workshop. She lives in Philadelphia where she teaches and edits Corollary Press.
Ella Longpre is the author of the chapbook, The Odor of the Hoax Was Gone (Monkey Puzzle, 2013). Her work has appeared in elimae, Summer Stock, Dinosaur Bees, NOÖ Journal, and Everyday Genius. Longpre received the Anne Waldman Fellowship in 2013 at the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics.
Daniel Morris is Professor of English at Purdue University. He is author of Lyric Encounters (Bloomsbury, 2013), The Writings of William Carlos Williams: Publicity for the Self (University of Missouri Press, 1995), Remarkable Modernisms: Contemporary American Authors on Modern Art (University of Massachusetts Press, 2002), The Poetry of Louise Glück: A Thematic Introduction (University of Missouri Press, 2006), and After Weegee: Essays on Contemporary Jewish American Photographers (Syracuse University Press, 2011). He has also published two volumes of poetry, Bryce Passage (Marsh Hawk Press, 2004) and If Not for the Courage (Marsh Hawk, 2010).
Kristen Park is an ecosomatic writer of the littoral zone. As a Naropa University MFA graduate, Kristen found the language to investigate samskara. She writes in edges. Her published work can be found in Gesture Literary Journal. Cofounder of the Inukshuk Collective, she generates somatic writing exercises and coordinates poetry-movement events. When not choreographing in the bathtub or writing in the sand, she teaches composition at Johnson & Wales University and Bryant University in Historic Rhode Island.
M. NourbeSe Philip is a poet, essayist, novelist, and playwright who lives in the space-time of the city of Toronto. Her most recent work, zong!, is a genre-breaking poem that engages with ideas of the law, history, and memory as they relate to the transatlantic slave trade. Her honors include the Pushcart Prize, the Casa de las Americas prize for She Tries Her Tongue; Her Silence Softly Breaks and fellowships from the Guggenheim and Rockefeller (Bellagio) Foundations.
Chris Pusateri is the author of several books, mostly recently Common Time (Steerage, 2012), which was shortlisted for a Colorado Book Award. He lives in Denver and works as an outreach librarian. Several of his out-of-print books are freely available here.
Bin Ramke’s first book won the Yale Younger Poets Award in 1979; Missing the Moon from Omnidawn (fall 2014) will be his twelfth. He teaches at the University of Denver where he holds the Phipps Chair in English and where he edited the Denver Quarterly for seventeen years. He teaches on fall terms at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He edited over eighty books of poems for the University of Georgia Press.
Evelyn Reilly’s books of poetry include Apocalypso and Styrofoam, both published by Roof Books, as well as Fervent Remnants of Reflective Surfaces, from Portable Press at Yo Yo Labs, and Hiatus, from Barrow Street Press. Essays and poetry have recently appeared in Omniverse, the Eco-language Reader, Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment and Verse, as well as the &NOW Awards2: The Best Innovative Writing and The Arcadia Project: Postmodernism and the Pastoral.
Lisa Robertson is a Canadian poet and essayist who now lives in the Vienne region of France, in a hamlet with a population of four humans and three dogs. During her time in this place she has published two books: Nilling, a book of prose essays and Revolution: A Reader, edited and annotated in collaboration with Matthew Stadler. Other recent collaborations have been a sound-based performance project with the poet Stacy Doris, as The Perfume Recordist, and text/image installation work, with the artist Kathy Slade. Coach House Books will publish her next book, a long poem called Cinema of the Present. She is currently a visiting professor at Princeton University.
Ariella Ruth is a poet born on the Devil’s Night in Boston, Massachusetts. She is the Co-founder of Roots + Limbs, a collaborative project with artist Jeremy Jacob Schlangen. She received her BA in Poetry from The New School and her MFA in Writing and Poetics from the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics. Her work has appeared in Other Rooms Press, Epiphany, The Pulchritudinous Review, Bombay Gin, Esque Magazine, CAConrad’s video journal Jupiter 88, Gesture Literary Journal, The OR Panthology: Ocellus Reseau, and Yew Journal.
Eric Selland‘s new book is Arc Tangent (Isobar Press, Tokyo, 2013). His translations of Modernist and contemporary Japanese poets have appeared in a variety of journals and anthologies. He is also the author of The Condition of Music (Sink Press, 2000) and Still Lifes (Hank’s Original Loose Gravel Press, 2012). His translation of The Guest Cat, a novel by Takashi Hiraide, was on the New York Times Bestseller list in February of 2014. Eric currently lives in Tokyo where he works as a translator of economic reports. You can find Eric on his blog: The New Modernism.
Juliana Spahr‘s most recent book was co-written with David Buuck. It is called Army of Lovers. It is available from City Lights.
Robert Spellman was Chair of the Visual Arts program at Naropa University from 1996 to 2003. He continues to teach in the Visual Arts, MFA Theater, and Religious Studies programs. Robert has worked as a painter, graphic designer, illustrator, piano re-builder, and musician. His work is exhibited nationally and internationally and appears in numerous publications. Robert has practiced and taught Buddhist meditation for forty years. He was director of Dorje Khyung Dzong, a rural retreat center, and Karma Dzong, an urban meditation center in Boulder, Colorado. He is also co-founder of Mountain Water, an artist’s retreat in the wilds of southern Colorado. Visit his website.