Autumn 2012


Michele Battiste and Aaron Angello met in the English graduate program at the University of Colorado. She is the author of Ink for an Odd Cartography and the forthcoming Uprising (2013), both from Black Lawrence Press. He is the co-creator of Poemedia and a contributing artist at the Museum of Glitch Aesthetics. Each one rarely knows the poets the other raves about.

John Emil Vincent teaches at Concordia University in Montreal. He includes well over 80,000 words and phrases, but well less than 100,000 translated words. He's abbreviated. 

Mark Harris is the author of Burl (Red Moon Press, 2012). He lives in the suburban New Jersey flatlands southwest of the Hudson-Raritan Estuary. His daughter insists he is a gray seal.

Sue Landers is the author of 248 mgs., a panic picnic, Covers, and 15: A Poetic Engagement with the Chicago Manual of Style. The poems that appear here are from my newest project called FranklinStein — a mash up of The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, The Making of Americans, and a history of Germantown, the Philadelphia neighborhood where I grew up. 

Pattie McCarthy is the author of four collections of poetry from Apogee Press: bk of (h)rs, Verso, Table Alphabetical of Hard Words, and the forthcoming Marybones (December 2012). She is also the author of the recent chapbook L&O, from Little Red Leaves, and the forthcoming chapbook scenes from the lives of my parents, to be published by Bloof Books in 2013. A 2011 Pew Fellow in the Arts, she teaches literature and creative writing at Temple University in Philadelphia.

Lara Mimosa Montes is the curator of the blog WORN OUT JOY. She is currently at work on a poetry manuscript titled VISUAL AND OTHER PLEASURES.

Catie Rosemurgy's most recent book is The Stranger Manual (Graywolf Press). She has received a Rona Jaffe Foundation award, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, and a Pew Fellowship in the Arts. She lives in Philadelphia and teaches at The College of New Jersey.  

Raphael Rubinstein is a poet and art critic whose poetry collections include The Basement of the Café Rilke (Hard Press) and The Afterglow of Minor Pop Masterpieces (Make Now). This year The Song Cave will publish his chapbook The Cry of Unbalance, with drawings by Trevor Winkfield. He is a Professor of Critical Studies at the University of Houston and lives in New York City.

G. Ryan Spain is a poet living in Raleigh, NC and pursuing an MFA at NC State University. He is currently working the word "exsanguinate" into a poem, and he enjoys sandwiches in taxi cabs.

Pilar Timpane is a freelance video artist, photographer, and editor living in Durham, N.C. She associate producer and assistant editor for the award-winning Rutgers University film Atlantic Crossing: A Robot’s Daring Mission. She also was a producer of “Finding Our Pathways” through the Institute for Women’s Leadership. Pilar is a Masters candidate at Duke University Divinity School with an interest in theology, documentary arts, and social change.  More of her work appears at

John Timpane is Media/TV/Books Editor of the Philadelphia Inquirer. His poetry has appeared in Sequoia, Vocabula Review, Per Contra, 5_Trope, Wild River Review, Poetdelphia, and elsewhere. His books include (with Nancy H. Packer) Writing Worth Reading (NY: St. Martin, 1994); It Could Be Verse (Berkeley, Calif.: Ten Speed, 1995); (with Maureen Watts and the Poetry Center of San Francisco State University) Poetry for Dummies (NY: Hungry Minds, 2000); (with Roland Reisley) Usonia, N.Y.: Building a Community with Frank Lloyd Wright (NY: Princeton Architectural Press, 2000), and a book of poetry, Burning Bush (Ontario, Canada: Judith Fitzgerald/Cranberry Tree, 2010).

In lieu of a bio, Michael Snediker writes that "I'm opting for a list of movies in James Franco's pipeline (I'm imagining them as a Huffington Post slideshow):

  1. James Franco in a single-take film version of Walden, directed by Malick.
  2. A new version of The Scarlet Letter starring Mia Wasikowska, intentionally indistinguishable from every other period film (e.g. all past and future Brontė adaptations) starring Mia Wasikowska (Franco as Dimmesdale)
  3. Philip Seymour Hoffman in a Whitman biopic, directed by Todd Haynes (Franco as a dying Civil War soldier, for all of twenty seconds).

Corey Zeller's work has appeared in The Kenyon Review, The Literary Review, Caketrain, Keyhole, PANK, Hobart, Redivider, The Awl, and others.  He has pieces scheduled to appear in Diagram, Mid-American Review, Puerto del Sol, West Branch, Salt Hill, MAKE: A Chicago Literary Magazine, New York Tyrant, Barrelhouse, and an anthology Saul Williams is putting together for MTV Books. His book Man vs. Sky is forthcoming from YesYes Books in February 2013.  He serves as an associate editor at Mud Luscious Press and a social media wrangler for H_NGM_N BOOKS.


"Follow the Red dots Music" by Bubblyfish, video by Raquel Meyers.