Fall 2010


Bios

Bill Berkson lives in San Francisco. His recent books are Portrait and Dream: New & Selected Poems; Lady Air; and Not an Exit, with drawings by Léonie Guyer. A new collection of his art writings, For the Ordinary Artist, will appear from BlazeVox Books this fall.
 
Heather Bowlan is a writer and activist living in Long Beach, California. Her poetry has appeared in How2 and Gulf Stream, and she is a contributor to make/shift magazine.
 
Randall Couch edited and translated Madwomen: The Locas mujeres Poems of Gabriela Mistral (University of Chicago Press, 2008), which won Britain's biennial Popescu Prize for Poetry Translation and was one of two finalists for the PEN Award for Poetry in Translation. A frequent panelist on the podcast series PoemTalk sponsored by the Poetry Foundation, PennSound, and Kelly Writers House, he has published essays and book chapters on Ezra Pound, Gabriela Mistral, Harryette Mullen, and on ethics and reception in poetry translation. His poems have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies including Best New Poets 2005. In 2000 and 2008 he was awarded poetry fellowships by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.
 
John Coletti is the author of Mum Halo (Rust Buckle Books 2010), Same Enemy Rainbow (fewer & further 2008), and Physical Kind (Yo-Yo-Labs 2005). He recently served as editor of The Poetry Project Newsletter and co-edits Open 24 Hours Press with Greg Fuchs.
 
Thomas Devaney is a poet and critic. He teaches at Haverford College and is the editor of ONandOnScreen. Every day he says reverse/forward, this is how he gets through his day. His website is thomasdevaney.net.
 
Emily Dickinson once wrote to Thomas Wentworth Higginson; ‘Candor—my Preceptor—is the only wile.’ This is the right way to put it.”
                                               — Susan Howe
On Dickinson: http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/155
 
Shonni Enelow is a playwright and doctoral candidate in Comparative Literature at the University of Pennsylvania. Her plays have been performed in New York and Los Angeles, at the Williamstown Theater Festival, and at Small Press Traffic’s Poets Theater in San Francisco. Her new solo theater piece, "My Dinner with Bernard Frechtman," will go into its second run Invisible Dog art center this spring. Writing has appeared in T Style: The New York Times Style Magazine, Theater Topics, PomPom, Birddog, Try, and as the mini-chapbook "Nietzsche is a Girl, or, Shonni and Kathleen Have Boyfriends." She lives in Brooklyn.
 
Greg Fuchs is included in a variety of anthologies and the author of numerous books of poetry. His latest is Moving Pictures, published by Lew Gallery, a San Francisco-based small press. Fuchs has published articles, essays, and interviews in many journals and magazines. Recently he has written an interview with Eileen Myles, a memorial of painter Michael Goldberg, and a brief history of University Woods Park in the Bronx. He is currently writing a series of poems located in the Morris Heights section of the Bronx, the legendary home of hip-hop. He is a member of Subpress publishing collective. Fuchs is co-editor with John Coletti of Open 24 Hours, which publishes poetry in the spirit of the mimeo-revolution of the 1960s. Fuchs lives in the Bronx with his wife, the artist, Alison Collins, and their son, Lucas Raphael Collins-Fuchs.
 
Since kindergarten, Ian Keenan has been drawing people without their arms.
 
Brendan Lorber is the Editor of Lungfull! Magazine. He is the author, most recently, of Gold Star. He is working on an occasional video interview project called Secret Laboratory.
 
Paul Siegell is the author of three books of poetry: wild life rifle fire (Otoliths Books, 2010), jambandbootleg (A-Head Publishing, 2009) and Poemergency Room (Otoliths Books, 2008). He is an editor at Painted Bride Quarterly, and has contributed to The American Poetry Review, Coconut, EOAGH, NOÖ, Rattle and many other fine journals. He has also been featured in two national music and culture magazines, Paste and Relix, as well as the Philadelphia City Paper and elsewhere exciting. Kindly find more of Paul’s work at ReVeLeR @ eYeLeVeL.
 
Rodrigo Toscano’s latest books are Collapsible Poetics Theater and Globo-Exilio-Ejercito. Toscano is the artistic director / writer for the Collapsible Poetics Theater. His polyvocalic pieces, plays, and body-movement poems, have been performed at the Disney Redcat Theater, Ontological-Hysteric Poet’s Theater Festival, Poet’s Theater Jamboree, and Yockadot Poetics Theater Festival. Toscano was a New York State Fellow in Poetry, and his writing has appeared in Best American Poetry. Toscano’s Spanish language poetry can be found in the anthology Malditos Latinos, Malditos Sudacas. His English poetic works have been translated into Dutch, French, Italian, German, Catalan, and Portuguese. He works in Manhattan at the Labor Institute, and lives in Brooklyn.
 
John Wheelwright’s friends called him Wheels.
On Wheelwright: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Wheelwright
 
Sarah Zar is a northern-dwelling, non-migratory bird. She currently teaches at Montclair University, paints on just about anything that moves (itself or her), writes songs, and plays the singing saw with Shayfer James, and other sorted specimens of cryptozoology. She has a collection of imaginary avians that enjoy flying around her neck when the winds are rising. She is an editor for ONandOnScreen.
 

 

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Photos of performances by Trisha Brown accompanied by Blue Nile’s
"A Walk Across the Rooftops"