Winter 2012


Adam Fitzgerald is founding editor of Maggy poetry magazine. His poems, essays and interviews have appeared online and in print for Poetry, Boston Review, The Brooklyn Rail, Washington Square, Fortnight Journal, and others. He teaches at The New School and Rutgers University and lives in the East Village.

Joanna Fuhrman is the author of four books of poetry, most recently Pageant (Alice James Books 2009) and Moraine (Hanging Loose Press 2006), as well as the chapbook The Emotive Function (Least Weasel Press 2011). For more information, visit

Chris Girard is an experimental collage poet based in Los Angeles whose work explores embodiment and identity. He holds two MFAs and is currently a Ph.D. student at Goldsmiths, University of London. His website is continuously updated with new poetry projects at

Leonard Gontarek is the author of Déjà Vu Diner and Zen For Beginners. His poems have appeared recently in Hanging Loose, Handsome, The Straddler, Verse, and Poet Lore. He was the 2010 Philadelphia Literary Death Match champion.

Matt Hart is the author of several books of poems, including Wolf Face (H_NGM_N BKS, 2010), LIGHT-HEADED (BlazeVOX, 2011) and Sermons and Lectures Both Blank and Relentless (Typecast Publishing, forthcoming). A co-founder and the editor-in-chief of Forklift, Ohio: A Journal of Poetry, Cooking, & Light Industrial Safety, he lives in Cincinnati and plays in the band TRAVEL.

Kevin Killian’s books include Shy, Little Men, Bedrooms Have Windows, Arctic Summer, Argento Series, I Cry Like a Baby, Action Kylie, Impossible Princess, and two volumes of Selected Amazon Reviews. He lives in San Francisco, where he works with the local poets theater, writes art criticism and teaches the young.

Wayne Koestenbaum’s newest books are Humiliation (Picador, 2011), The Anatomy of Harpo Marx (University of California Press, 2012), and Blue Stranger with Mosaic Background (Turtle Point Press, 2012).

David Lehman’s recent books include A Fine Romance: Jewish Songwriters, American Songs, which won the 2010 Deems Taylor Award from ASCAP, and the poetry collections When a Woman Loves a Man and Yeshiva Boys. He teaches in the graduate writing program at the New School in New York City.

Farid Matuk’s first full-length collection, This Isa Nice Neighborhood (Letter Machine, 2010), was a finalist for the Norma Farber Prize, earned honorable mention in the Arab-American Book Award, and was chosen by Geoffrey G. O’Brien for inclusion in the Poetry Society of America’s New American Poets series. He is the author of the chapbooks Riverside (Longhouse, 2011) and Is It the King? (Effing, 2006) and a contributor to the volume Scubadivers and Chrysanthemums: Essays on the Poetry of Araki Yasusada (Shearsman, 2012). New poems appear or are forthcoming in Critical Quarterly (UK) and

Jena Osman’s latest book is The Network (a 2009 National Poetry Series selection published by Fence Books). Her book Public Figures is forthcoming from Wesleyan University Press.

Matilda Gertrude Paulin is a poet and visual artist, who was born and raised in Kentucky. She graduated from the Art Academy of Cincinnati in 2011 with a BFA in Painting.

Mark So is a composer living in Los Angeles. His work explores ordinary situations through varied open theaters of perception and action, often proceeding through simple methods of recording/transcription/reading, as well as changing experiences of silence. Realizations of his pieces have ranged from instrumentals, spoken texts and various performed actions, to tapes, films, quasi-installations and other, more fanciful/obscure manifestations. For more information, visit

Jared Stanley is the author of Book Made of Forest and four chapbooks, including How the Desert Did Me In. He lives, reads, writes, rides bicycles and identifies plants and birds in Reno, Nevada.

Gabie Strong is a multidisciplinary artist creating work about nature, technological entropy, power and social resistance. Her work has been exhibited at Pitzer Art Galleries, LAXArt, and the Torrance Art Museum. Strong received her M. Arch from SCI-Arc and her MFA in Studio Art from UC Irvine.

Catherine Wagner is the author of Nervous Device (forthcoming in fall 2012 from City Lights) and three prior books from Fence. She lives in Oxford, Ohio and teaches at Miami University.


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