Gina Abelkop lives in the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas with a pug named Ava. She is the founder/editor of Birds of Lace Press and her first book, Darling Beastlettes, came out in 2012 from Apostrophe Books. themoonstop.blogspot.com
John Ashbery's most recent poetry collection is Quick Question (Ecco). Last year he received a National Humanities Medal, presented by President Obama at the White House. For more information see http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/john-ashbery.
Cynthia Arrieu-King is an assistant professor of creative writing at Stockton College and a former Kundiman fellow. Her books include People are Tiny in Paintings of China (Octopus 2010), By a Year Lousy with Meteors (Dream Horse Press 2013) with Ariana-Sophia Kartsonis and Manifest (Switchback Books 2013). Her poems and reviews will appear this year in The Denver Quarterly, Diode, and The Kenyon Review.
Charles Bernstein's new book is Recalculating. More info at EPC.
Noel Black is the author of Uselysses from Ugly Duckling Presse and the forthcoming chapbook La Goon from Furniture Press Books. His translation of Mara Pastor's Llamamé Lactea/Children of Another Hour is also forthcoming this year from Argos Press. He is currently at work on a new .PDF-only press, and co-curates the Say Hello to Your Last Poem reading series in Colorado Springs with poet and printer Aaron Cohick of NewLights Press. He lives with his wife, artist Marina Eckler, and their two children in Colorado Springs.
Laynie Browne's most recent books include: The Ivory Hour (Spuyten Duyvil, 2013), and Roseate, Points of Gold (Dusie, 2011). Recent editorial projects include a collection of writings celebrating the life and work of poet Stacy Doris on thevolta.org. She is co-editor of I'll Drown My Book: Conceptual Writing by Women (Les Figues Press, 2012).
Ryan Eckes lives in South Philadelphia. He's the author of Old News (Furniture Press 2011), Valu-Plus (Furniture Press 2014), and other books. Much of his work can be read on his blog, Old News.
Marina Eckler is a visual artist working in a wide array of materials and media. She studied bookarts and printmaking at San Francisco State University and will receive her MFA in Visual Arts from Maine College of Art in May, 2013. She currently teaches art at UCCS in Colorado Springs where she lives with her husband, poet Noel Black, and their two children.
Cari Freno (b. Cleveland, Ohio) has exhibited her work both nationally and internationally including venues in Chongqing, China and Berlin, Germany. Her work has been exhibited at Redux Contemporary Art Center in Charleston, SC and national exhibitions include group shows in Kansas City, Missouri, Richmond, Virginia, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She spent time in Williamsport, Pennsylvania as an artist-in-residence at The Pajama Factory and lives and works in Philadelphia, PA.
Dorianne Laux debuted "Solstice, 2012" at an AWP reading for the River Styx themed issue, The End of the World. To learn more about River Styx themed issues, go to http://www.riverstyx.org/themed/. The footage that accompanies the poem was filmed by Dorianne Laux from a New York City apartment overlooking the Hudson River as the transformers of New Jersey blew out during Super Storm Sandy.
Timothy David Orme is a writer and filmmaker. His short films have shown at large and small festivals and art galleries all over the world. He is the author of Oponearth (BlazeVOX 2013) and Catalogue of Burnt Text (BlazeVOX 2009) as well as two chapbooks, most recently the first chapter of his novel Reflummuxology: Or, A Navel Inverse (Alice Blue Books 2012). For more about Tim, visit timothydavidorme.com.
Cole Swensen's most recent books are Gravesend (U. of California, 2012) and Stele (Post-Apollo, 2012). She teaches at Brown University.
Jason Varone combines video and painting with appropriated news footage and electronic data, removing any distinctions or boundaries between them. His "videopaintings" underline the impermanence and constant bombardment of transmitted information to a society that is fixated on alternately obsessing over or ignoring electronic messages. His artwork has been exhibited in many venues including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Boston Center for the Arts, The British Film Institute, The International Center of Photography and Art in General in New York City.
Catherine Wagner is an acrostic for the letters in her name, which you may recognize as an acrostic for the letters in her name.
Andrew Zawacki has published four volumes of poetry: Videotape (Counterpath, 2013), Petals of Zero Petals of One (Talisman House, 2009), Anabranch (Wesleyan, 2004), and By Reason of Breakings (Georgia, 2002). His translation of French poet Sébastien Smirou, My Lorenzo, appeared last year from Burning Deck.
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