Spring 2012


Jen Benka is the author of Pinko (Hanging Loose) and A Box of Longing With Fifty Drawers (Soft Skull), and has work included in Crossing State Lines (Farrar, Straus and Giroux). After nearly a decade in NYC where she was the Managing Director of Poets & Writers, she headed west to San Francisco and now works at 826 National. Jen keeps a blog of her poetry photos here.

Cara Benson is the author of the poetry books (made) and the forthcoming "Funny. Considering how heated it was."

Charles Bernstein is a writer living on the upper West side of Manhattan. He teaches pataque(e)rics at at the University of Pennsylvania. More info: epc.buffalo.edu.

Todd Colby has published four books of poetry: Ripsnort, Cush, Riot in the Charm Factory: New and Selected Writings, and Tremble & Shine, all published by Soft Skull Press. He keeps a blog at gleefarm.blogspot.com.

CAConrad is the author of A BEAUTIFUL MARSUPIAL AFTERNOON: New (Soma)tics (Wave Books, 2012), The Book of Frank (Wave Books, 2010), Advanced Elvis Course (Soft Skull Press, 2009), Deviant Propulsion (Soft Skull Press, 2006), and a collaboration with poet Frank Sherlock titled The City Real & Imagined (Factory School, 2010). He is a 2011 Pew Fellow, and a 2012 Ucross Fellow. Visit him at CAConrad.blogspot.com.

Sally Delehant lives in Chicago. Her first book of poems, A Real Time of It, is forthcoming from The Cultural Society in spring/summer 2012. Marcus DeMaio is a video artist and musician living and working in Western Massachusetts. You can see more of his work here and listen here.

Robert Fitterman is the author of 12 books of poetry. He grew up in Creve Coeur, a small suburb of St. Louis, Missouri. His boyhood street is still flanked by a Shell gas station on one side and a Mobile station on the other. He is the author of the long poem Metropolis, which has been published in 4 volumes. He is the founder of Collective Task — a collective of over 20 artists and writers (Patrick Lovelace Editions, 2010). Visual artists he's collaborated with include Tim Davis, Nayland Blake, Dirk Rowntree, Cheryl Donegan, Penelope Umbrico, and Klaus Killisch. He teaches at NYU and at the Bard College, Milton Avery School of Graduate Studies.

Noah Eli Gordon is the co-publisher of Letter Machine Editions, an editor with The Volta, and an Assistant Professor in the MFA program in Creative Writing at The University of Colorado-Boulder, where he currently directs Subito Press. His latest book is The Source.

Joshua Harmon is the author of two books of poems — Le Spleen de Poughkeepsie and Scape — and a novel, Quinnehtukqut. He lives in western Massachusetts.

Sawako Nakayasu's recently published books include Texture Notes and Mouth: Eats Color — Sagawa Chika Translations, Anti-Translations, and Originals. A book of ant poems is forthcoming from Les Figues Press. And colonies of ants are forthcoming everywhere nearby. sawakonakayasu.net

Amy Silliman is an artist living in Brooklyn. She is represented by Sikemma Jenkins & Co.

Jeannie Simms is a visual artist moving between Brooklyn and Cambridge.

Shannon Tharp is the author of The Cost of Walking (Skysill Press, 2011). As of late, she divides her time among Seattle, WA, Missoula, MT, and Gillette, WY. When in Seattle, she studies library science and works in archives at the University of Washington.

Tyrone Williams teaches literature and theory at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is the author of five books of poetry, c.c. (Krupskaya Books, 2002), On Spec (Omnidawn Publishing, 2008), The Hero Project of the Century (The Backwaters Press, 2009), Adventures of Pi (Dos Madres Press, 2011) and Howell (Atelos Books, 2011. He is also the author of several chapbooks, including a prose eulogy, Pink Tie (Hooke Press, 2011). His website is here.

Rebecca Wolff is the co-founder, editor, and publisher of Fence and Fence Books and The Constant Critic. She is the author of Manderley, Figment, and The King. Her first novel, The Beginners, was published in 2011 by Riverhead.


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Jen Benka reading Muriel Rukeyser's "The Road"


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