Winter 2011


Steve Dickison, born 1956, Duluth, Minnesota, has since 1983 lived in Northern California. Director of the Poetry Center and American Poetry Archives at San Francisco State University. Poetry includes Disposed (The Post-Apollo Press, 2007; performance with composer/guitarist John Schott, April 2008) and Wear You to the Ball (ms., 2009; performances with composer/performer Bill Dietz, May 2009). Editor of the small press Listening Chamber and coeditor, with David Meltzer, of the music magazine Shuffle Boil, he lives in San Francisco,

Benjamin Friedlander is the author of The Missing Occasion of Saying Yes (Subpress, 2007) and Simulcast: Four Experiments in Criticism (Alabama, 2004). Citizen Cain is forthcoming from Salt. He teaches American Literature and Poetics at the University of Maine.

Arielle Greenberg is most recently the co-author, with Rachel Zucker, of the hybrid-genre Home/Birth: A Poemic (1913 Press, 2011), and co-editor, with Lara Glenum, of the anthology Gurlesque (Saturnalia, 2010) with Lara Glenum. She is the founder-moderator of the poet-moms listserv and is an Associate Professor at Columbia College Chicago. She lives in Evanston, IL with her family, and is watching the BBC documentary Planet Earth, which is a completely overwhelming experience.

Ish Klein grew up in Long Beach, NY. She’s lived all over the world and now lives in Amherst, MA. Her book Moving Day will be out in 2011 from Canarium books. A dvd of her videos will also be released from Poor Claudia of Portland, Oregon.

Noelle Kocot is the author of four books (two by Four Way Books and two by Wave Books), as well as a forthcoming book from Wave, The Bigger World in spring 2011. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including those from The American Poetry Review, The Academy of American Poets, The Fund for Poetry and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Bill Kushner is the author of Night Fishing (1980), Head (1986), Love Uncut (1990) and He Dreams of Rivers (2000) and In Sunsetland with You (2007). His work is anthologized in Up Late (4 Walls 8 Windows, 1987), In Our Time: The Gay and Lesbian Anthology (St Martin's, 1989) and Out of This World (Crown, 1991).

Geoffrey O’Brien is the author of 15 volumes of poetry and prose. His most recent books are The Fall of the House of Walworth: Madness and Murder in Gilded Age America (Henry Holt) and the poetry collection Early Autumn (Salt Publishing).

Kathy Lou Schultz’s most recent poetry collections are Biting Midge: Works in Prose (Belladonna) and Some Vague Wife (Atelos). She has poetry forthcoming in New American Writing and an article on Melvin B. Tolson and Langston Hughes in 1950s forthcoming in Contemporary Literature. She teaches African American literature and poetry and poetics at the University of Memphis.

David Trinidad’s most recent books are The Late Show (2007) and By Myself (with D.A. Powell, 2009), both published by Turtle Point Press. Dear Prudence: New and Selected Poems is forthcoming from Turtle Point in fall 2011. He lives in Chicago.

Steve Turtell is a poet who lives in New York City. His first book, Heroes and Householders was published in 2009 by Orchard House Press. His 2001 chapbook, Letter to Frank O’Hara is the 2010 winner of the Rebound Chapbook Prize given by Seven Kitchens Press and will be reissued with an introduction by Joan Larkin in 2011. He is currently at work on Peter Hujar: Portrait of the Life and Death of a Friendship, a memoir of his friendship with the photographer Peter Hujar.

Dana Ward lives is from Cincinnati. He has a couple of books coming out in 2011; first, the Squeakquel, from the Song Cave, & then, This Can’t Be Life, from Edge. He lives & writes inside a diamond.


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