notes

 

Jeff Alessandrelli is the author of the little book Erik Satie Watusies His Way Into Sound (Ravenna) and three chapbooks, including Don't Let Me Forget To Feed The Sharks (Poor Claudia). His work has appeared in Denver Quarterly, Pleiades, DIAGRAM, Salt Hill, Western Humanities Review, Gulf Coast,and Boston Review, among others. THIS LAST TIME WILL BE THE FIRST (2014), from Burnside Review Press, is his first full-length collection of poetry. 

 

Stella Corso lives in Greenfield, MA, where she runs a vintage clothing shop called Pale Circus. Some of her recent work can be found or is forthcoming in jubilat, Jellyfishnotnostrums, and Caketrain. She is a founding member of the Connecticut River Valley Poet's Theater.

 

Drew Gardner is the author of Sugar Pill (Krupskaya), Petroleum Hat (Roof), and Chomp Away (Combo). His CD of conducted music and poetry is Flarf Orchestra. He lives in New York City.

 

Noah Eli Gordon lives in Denver, CO. He teaches graduate courses in poetry, poetics, publishing, and nonfiction for the University of Colorado–Boulder's MFA program, where he also directs Subito Press. His recent books include The Year of the Rooster from Ahsahta Press and The Source from Futurepoem, as well as Novel Pictorial Noise, which was selected by John Ashbery for the National Poetry Series and subsequently chosen for the San Francisco State Poetry Center Book Award. More info here: Noah Eli Gordon.

 

David Greenspan helps edit Birdfeast, a delicious quarterly of poetry. His work has recently appeared in Hobart and West Branch. Say hi at DavidGreenspan.blogspot.com

 

Alina Gregorian is the author of Flying Bark, a forthcoming chapbook from Monk Books, and Flag for Adjectives, a forthcoming chapbook from Diez. Her poems have appeared in Sink ReviewBoston ReviewGlitterPony, and other journals. She curates a video poetry reading series at the Huffington Post, co-curates Triptych Readings, and co-edits the collaboration journal Bridge. She teaches creative writing at Rutgers University and lives in Brooklyn, NY. 

 

Dana Inez is a graduate of the M.F.A. program at Sarah Lawrence College. Her work has most recently appeared in Terminus Magazine, and is forthcoming in Unsaid and The Cortland Review.

 

Lauren Ireland is the author of The Arrow (Coconut Books, 2014) and Dear Lil Wayne (Magic Helicopter Press, 2014), as well as two chapbooks, Sorry It's So Small (Factory Hollow Press, 2011) and Olga & Fritz (Mondo Bummer Press, 2011). She lives in Seattle with her husband and her husband's cat.

 

Mike Krutel is the author of the chapbook Best Poems. He is a co-curator of THE BIG BIG MESS READING SERIES and an Assistant Editor for the online poetry journal Pinwheel. His poems can be found in places likeStokedinter/ruptureForklift, OH, and NOÖ. He lives in Akron, OH.

 

Kate Litterer is an alum of the University of Massachusetts Amherst MFA Program for Poets and Writers & a current candidate for an MA/PhD in Composition and Rhetoric at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her poems have appeared in or are forthcoming from Forklift, Ohio, h_ngm_n, Ilk, inter|rupture, Jellyfish, Phantom Limb, Sixth Finch, The Destroyer, and are featured in the forthcoming anthology, Please Excuse This Poem (Viking, 2015). Check her out at www.bestevercatparty.tumblr.com.

 

Bernadette Mayer's poetry has been praised by John Ashbery as "magnificent." Brenda Coultas calls her a master of "devastating wit." Mayer is the author of more than two dozen volumes of poetry, including Midwinter Day, Sonnets, The Desires of Mothers to Please Others in Letters, and Poetry State Forest. Recently published are her works The Helens of Troy, NY, Studying Hunger Journals, and Ethics of Sleep. A former director of the Poetry Project at St. Mark's Church in the Bowery and co-editor of the conceptual magazine 0 to 9 with Vito Acconci, Mayer has been a key figure on the New York poetry scene for decades. Her most recent chapbook, Uncle Andrew's Pile of Pads, will be published by Coconut Books in the fall of 2014.

 

Monica McClure'sdebut collection, Tender Data, will be published by Birds, LLC this year. She is the author of the chapbooks Mood Swing, from Snacks Press, and Mala, forthcoming from Poor Claudia. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Tin House, The Los Angeles Review, The Lit Review, Lambda Literary Review's Spotlight Series, The Awl, Spork Press, Similar: Peaks::, and elsewhere. She curates Atlas, a collaboration series of visual artists and poets, and lives in New York City.

 

Robert McDonald's writings have appeared in many online and print journals, including H_ngm_n, New Word Writing, Skydeer Helpking, and Court Green, among others. He lives in Chicago, works at an independent bookstore, and blogs now and then at http://livesofthespiders.blogspot.com.

 

Iris Moulton lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Her work can be found in Parcel, Fugue, Gigantic, and more recently in her book Tofu of Kansas (Sensitive House). For more: irismoulton.com.

 

Cate Peebles is the author of three chapbooks: Taco Truck to Awesometown (2008), 9 Poems (Eye For an Iris Press, 2013), and the forthcoming James (Dancing Girl Press). Her work has previously appeared in the Boston Review, Lit, Tin House, Octopus, and elsewhere, and is soon to appear in Denver Quarterly and Handsome. She co-edits the online magazine Fou and lives in Brooklyn. 

 

Michael Schiavo is author of The Mad Song

 

Katie Jean Shinkle is the author of one novel, Our Prayers After the Fire (Blue Square Press, forthcoming), and four chapbooks, most recently Baby-Doll Under Ice (Hyacinth Girl Press, forthcoming) & There Are So Many Things That Beg You For Love (Patasola Press, forthcoming). She is the Associate Editor of Denver Quarterly. 

 

Mark Wallace is the author and editor of more than fifteen books and chapbooks of poetry, fiction, and essays. Most recently he has published a book-length prose poem, Notes from the Center on Public Policy, and a novel, The Quarry and The Lot. He lives in San Diego, California, and teaches at California State University San Marcos.

 

Nikki Wallschlaeger's work has been featured in DecomP, Esque, Word Riot, Spork, Likewise Folio, Horse Less Review, Storyscape Journal, The Account (forthcoming), & others. She is also the author of the chapbook The Frogs at Night (Shirt Pocket Press) and the chapbook I Would Be the Happiest Bird (Horseless Press). She lives in Milwaukee, WI, and you can reach her at www.nikkiwallschlaeger.com.

 

Michael Joseph Walsh is a PhD candidate in Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Denver and co-editor for APARTMENT Poetry. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Cloud Rodeo, DIAGRAM, Fence, PANK, RealPoetik, The Volta, and Word For/Word. 

 

Heather Weaver is a poet who lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

 

Rebecca Weaver's poems have appeared in Exquisite Corpse, ParagraphFIELD, LUNAFull Circle JournalThe Mid-America Poetry ReviewDeath Metal Poetry, and the anthologies When We Become Weavers: Queer Female Poets on the Midwestern Experience and Poets In Our Own Words: Voices of a Generation. She holds an M.F.A. from Hamline University and a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. She was a founding/poetry editor of Midway Journal, an occasional reviewer for Rain Taxi Review of Books, and is currently a Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow at Georgia Tech in Atlanta.

 

As well as writing poetry, Jared White is the co-owner of the small press poetry bookstore Berl's Brooklyn Poetry Shop. He published two chapbooks in 2013, This Is What It Is Like to Be Loved by Me from Bloof Books and My Former Politics from H-NGM-N Books; both are permanently available to read online, here and here. He lives in DUMBO, Brooklyn, with Farrah Field and their fifteen-month-old son, named Roman.

 

Joseph P. Wood is the author of four books and five chapbooks of poetry, which most recently include YOU. (Etruscan Press, forthcoming 2015), Broken Cage (Brooklyn Arts Press, forthcoming 2014; finalist for 2013 National Poetry Series), and Fold of the Map (Salmon, 2014). His poetry and criticism has been published in Arts & Letters Daily, Beloit Poetry Journal, BOMB, Boston Review, Cincinnati Review, Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, Gulf Coast, Indiana Review, Prairie Schooner, Verse, among other journals. He is managing editor for Noemi Press.



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