Founder / Head Curator:
Design and Layout:
Noah Saterstrom, Glass Egg Design
Advisors, Editors and Curators:
Charles Alexander, Jen Bervin, Laynie Browne, Robert Godfrey, Maggie Golston, Julia Gordon, Ben Johnson, Eric Jordan, Nico Vassilakis, Mark Menjivar, Kristen Nelson, Christian Peet, Deborah Poe, Elizabeth Frankie Rollins, Kerri Rosenstein, Selah Saterstrom, Joan Schuman, TC Tolbert, Cyane Tornatszky, Shelton Walsmith, Anne Waldman
(bios current at time of publication)
Kevin T. Allen is a filmmaker, sound artist, and independent radio producer whose work traverses museums, galleries, festivals, and conferences around the globe. He is increasingly fascinated with the territory that straddles ethnography and the avant-garde, disciplines that are both deeply immersed in “the other” and a thick approach to representation. His recent interest in acoustic archeology urges him to locate culture not only in human forms, but also in physical landscapes and material objects. His current project “Real West” uses handmade contact microphones to interrogate the material artifacts of roadside ghost towns in South Dakota. Samples of his work can be found at www.phonoscopy.com
Charles Alexander is the founder and director of Chax Press, in Tucson, where he has lived all but three of the past 27 years. His books include Hopeful Buildings (Chax 1990), Arc of Light / Dark Matter (Segue 1992), Near or Random Acts (Singing Horse 2004), and Certain Slants (Junction 2007), and the recently published Pushing Water (Cuneiform 2011). He is recipient of the distinguished Arizona Arts Award, and is a former director of Minnesota Center for Book Arts, of Black Mesa Press, and of the Tucson Poetry Festival. Book arts works by Alexander are included in collections at the Getty Museum Library, the State University of New York at Buffalo Poetry Collection, the New York Public Library, the University of Wisconsin Special Collections Library, the University of Arizona Special Collections Library, the Stanford University Library, the Beinecke Library at Yale University, and at other major collections nationally and internationally. In the summer of 2007 he was a participant in the TAMAAS poetry translation seminar in Paris, France. He is currently at work on a book about the pleasures of poetry.
Robert Anasi is the author of the The Gloves: A Boxing Chronicle and a great deal of journalism and criticism, including the forward to the latest edition of A.J. Liebling’s The Sweet Science. His new book Golden Man will be published in the spring of 2009.
Erik Anderson’s creative and critical work has appeared in American Letters & Commentary, Sleeping Fish, The Recluse, Jacket, Rain Taxi, Marginalia, CAB/NET, The Poetry Project Newsletter, Parcel, Cranky, and others. He is a contributing poetry editor at the Denver Quarterly and also co-edits the magazine Thuggery & Grace.
Nancy Andrews is a filmmaker and performance artist. Her work incorporates animation, puppetry and music/song. Her work has shown internationally and has been collected by the Museum of Modern Art. She is a current John Simon Guggenheim Fellow and is finishing a film, “On a Phantom Limb” that will be shown in Baltimore March 13th at the Evergreen House, Bakst Theater, and at the San Francisco International Film Festival in April. Her last major work, “The Ima Plume Trilogy” is available on DVD through her website www.nancyandrews.net. She teaches at College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine.
Eric Baden lives in Asheville, NC where he has taught photography at Warren Wilson College since 1993. Prior to arriving in Asheville, he lived and photographed in a remote desert area of northern Mexico, taught photography in the Boston area, and directed the Traveling Exhibitions Program at Apeiron Workshops in Millerton, NY. He has written and publicly presented on the work of the artist Frederick Sommer and continues to photographically investigate the intersection of pictures and pictures of pictures. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tama Baldwin is a writer and photographer who lives in Iowa City, Iowa. Her essays have appeared most recently in Fourth Genre and Gulf Coast, and her photographs appear from time to time on wabi-sabi daily, a blog devoted to the aesthetics of transformation. email@example.com
David Banash is an Associate Professor of English at Western Illinois University, where he teaches courses in contemporary American literature and popular culture. His essays and reviews have appeared in Bad Subjects: Political Education for Everyday Life, Paradoxa, PopMatters, Postmodern Culture, Reconstruction, Science Fiction Studies, and Utopian Studies. He is currently at work on a book investigating collage and media technologies in twentieth-century culture. He lives with his books in Macomb, Illinois.
Man Bartlett is an interdisciplinary artist who currently lives and works in New York. www.manbartlett.com
Elwood Beach is a biographer, collector and independent curator. www.elwoodbeach.org
Dan Beachy-Quick is the author, most recently of, This Nest, Swift Passerine (Tupelo) and A Whaler’s Dictionary (Milkweed Editions). He teaches in the MFA Writing Program at Colorado State University.
James Belflower’s collaborative chapbook with Anne Heide and J. Michael Martinez, And Also a Fountain, is forthcoming from NeOPepper Press in 2009. He was a finalist for the 2008 Sawtooth Prize, Slope Editions Book Prize and the National Poetry Series, and won the 2007 Juked Magazine poetry prize. His poems, reviews, and essays appear or are forthcoming in: Jacket, EOAGH, Denver Quarterly, Octopus, LIT, First Intensity, 580 Split, Abovo, Konundrum Engine and Cricket Online Review, among others. He runs PotLatchpoetry.org, a website dedicated to the gifting and exchange of poetry resources.
Caroline Bergvall is a French-Norwegian writer and interdisciplinary poet based in London, working across media, languages, and artforms. Projects and critical research alternate between poetic books, audio pieces, performance-oriented and installed writing projects. Available books include: Fig (Salt Books, 2005), chapbook Cropper (Torque, 2009). New expanded edition of Alyson Singes forthcoming Spring 2010. Recent presentations: PhonoFemme (Vienna), MukHa Museum (Antwerp), Göteborg Poesi Festival (Sweden), Digital Writing/Tate Modern (London), MOMA (NY). Currently an AHRC Fellow in the Creative and Performing Arts (2007-2010). www.carolinebergvall.com
Deborah Bernhardt is the author of Echolalia, winner of the Four Way Books Intro Prize for Poetry (2006).
Mei-mei Berssenbrugge is the author of numer-ous volumes of poetry, most recently I Love Artists: New and Selected Poems (University ofCalifornia Press, 2006) and Concordance (Kelsey St. Press, 2006), a collaboration with the sculptor Kiki Smith. Her other collections include Nest (2003); The Four Year Old Girl (1998); Endocrinology (1997), a collaboration with KikiSmith; Sphericity (1993); Empathy (1989); and The Heat Bird (1983). Characteristic of her style isa lush mix of abstract language, collaged images, cultural and political investigation, and unexpect-ed shifts between the meditative and the particular. Berssenbrugge is the recipient of two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, two American Book Awards, and honors from the Asian American Writers Workshop and the West-ern States Art Foundation. She lives in New Mex-ico and New York City with her husband, the sculptor Richard Tuttle, and their daughter.
Jen Bervin Poet and visual artist Jen Bervin is the author of The Desert (Granary Books), Nets (Ugly Duckling Presse), A Non- Breaking Space (UDP), The Red Box, and Under What Is Not Under. She has received fellowships in art and writing from The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, The New York Foundation for the Arts, Centrum, The MacDowell Colony, and The Camargo Foundation in France. Her work has been shown at The Walker Art Center and her artist books reside in over thirty collections including The J. Paul Getty Museum, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, and the Bienecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Yale.
Lisa Birman is the author of for that return passage – A Valentine for the United States of America (Hollowdeck Press), and co-editor of Civil Disobediences: Poetics and Politics in Action (Coffee House Press). Recent work has appeared in Tarpaulin Sky,thuggery & grace, Bombay Gin, and not enough night. Lisa is the Director of Naropa University’s Summer Writing Program, where she also teaches for the MFA in Creative Writing.
Gretchen Blegen received her B.F.A. from Colorado State University in Fort Collins. After gaining real life experience as a practicing artist she intends to return to a university to receive her M.F.A. in new media and experimental sound.
Pat Boas is an artist and writer based in Portland, Oregon. Her language-based drawings and projects have been shown at the Portland Art Museum in Portland, Oregon, the Boise Art Museum, the Salt Lake Art Center, the Nicolaysen Art Museum in Casper, Wyoming and Seattle’s Consolidated Works. Reviews of her work have appeared in Art in America and Art Papers and a catalog of her most recent solo show, Record Record, was published by the Art Gym in 2009. The recipient of several grants and awards for her studio work, she has written for such publications as Art Papers and artUS.
Diane Borsato is a visual artist working in performance, intervention, video, installation, and photography. She has exhibited nationally and internationally. Borsato is Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary studio at the University of Guelph in Guelph, Ontario.
Ana Božičević is the author of Document, Morning News, Some Occurrences on the 7:18 to Penn, and Stars of the Night Commute.
Ed Bowes teaches at the School of Visual Arts, where he directs the Moving Image program in the MFA Photography, Video and Relate Media Department. He also chairs the BFA Film and Video Department’s Thesis Committee. He is married to the poet Anne Waldman and lives in New York City. www.edbowes.org
Lance Brewer was born is Fountain Valley, California, in 1984 and currently lives and works in Oakland, California. He received a BFA from California College of the Arts in 2009. Working with photography and installation Berwer’s work investigates the intersection and inseparability of economics, ideology and aesthetics. firstname.lastname@example.org
Lee Ann Brown and Miranda Torn are mother and daughter who love to do lots of different things. Miranda likes to build things, grow plants and is intererested in raising animals and bees. She goes to The Blue School in New York City, and when she is in NC this fall because of Lee Ann’s sabbatical, she will Skype in. Lee Ann is a poet and cross-disciplinary artist. Her poetry books include The Sleep That Changed Everything and Polyverse which included earlier chapbooks such as a museme originally published by Boog Literature, and Crush, published by Leave Books. She loves to sing and play with her daughter Miranda, as well as collaborate with her husband, Tony Torn, with whom she has started The French Broad Institute of Time and the River in Marshall, NC. During the school year she lives in NYC, gives and goes to lots of poetry readings and teaches poetry at St. John’s University.
Rebecca Brown’s thirteenth book, forthcoming from City Lights in June 2009, is a collection of gonzo “essays” called AMERICAN ROMANCES. Brown’s other titles include THE LAST TIME I SAW YOU, THE END OF YOUTH, THE DOGS, THE TERRIBLE GIRLS (all with City Lights), EXCERPTS FROM A FAMILY MEDICAL DICTIONARY (U of Wisconsin) and THE GIFTS OF THE BODY (HarperCollins). A frequent collaborator, she has written numerous texts for dance; a play, THE TOASTER; and WOMAN IN ILL FITTING WIG, a book length collaboration with painter Nancy Kiefer. Her work has been translated into Japanese German, Italian, Norwegian and Dutch. She recently co-edited, with Mary Jane Knecht, LOOKING TOGETHER, an anthology of writers’ responses to work at the Frye Art Museum which the University of Washington Press will publish in spring 2009. She lives in Seattle and teaches at the low residency MFA program at Goddard College in Vermont and elsewhere.
Wendy Burk is the author of two chapbooks, The Deer and The Place Names The Place Named, and the translator of Tedi López Mills’s While Light Is Built. She says hello to you from Tucson, Arizona.
Blake Butler is the author of Ever and Scorch Atlas.
Caldera Arts is a multidisciplinary arts organization committed to fostering creativity, experimentation and a deeper appreciation of the environment. Among its many facets, they sponsor arts education programs for underserved young people. [The project presented with Trickhouse was created by teaching artist, Kerri Rosenstein, who has worked with Caldera since 2007.] www.calderaarts.org
Alana I. Capria (born 1985) has an MFA in Creative Writing from Fairleigh Dickinson University. She resides in Northern New Jersey with her fiancé and rabbits. Her writing and publication links can be found at http://alanaicapria.com.
Abigail Child is a filmmaker and writer of poetry and film criticism. Her films explore gesture as language, using radical strategies to rewrite narrative, including MAYHEM (1987), COVERT ACTION (1984), DARK DARK (2001), THE FUTURE IS BEHIND YOU (2004) and MIRROR WORLD (2006). Other productions poetically envision and interrogate public space: B/SIDE (1996) BELOW THE NEW (1999) and the in-progress CAN YOU SEE EVERYTHING FROM HERE? shot in Mainland China. Recent work has expanded into installation utilizing surround sound and multiple projectors. She is a recipient of many awards, including Guggenheim, Fulbright and Radcliffe Fellowships, and is senior faculty at the School of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Her films are in the permanent collection of MoMA, New York and Centre Pompidou, Paris, among others; Harvard University Film Center has just created an “Abigail Child Collection” which will preserve and exhibit her work.
Iain Clark is an artist and committed Glaswegian. He uses photography as his means of expression but does not consider himself to be a photographer. His motto is ‘Everything correctly seen is beautiful’.
Maile Colbert is an intermedia artist, educator, and researcher with a concentration on sound and video, living in Lisbon, Portugal and teaching at Faculdade de Belas Artes, Universidade Porto. She spent the last three years collaborating with the organization Binaural/Nodar, and is an ongoing contributor of articles on Acoustic Ecology at “Sounding Out!”, the award winning sound journal. She holds a BFA in Studio for Interrelated Media from Mass Art, and a MFA in Integrated Media/Film and Video from the Calarts.
Merrill Cole is Assistant Professor of English at Western Illinois University and author of The Other Orpheus: A Poetics of Modern Homosexuality. He is about to return to Germany on a Fulbright Research Grant, where he will study naked dancing and Dada photomontage in Weimar Berlin.
Norma Cole is a poet, painter & translator. Her most recent books of poetry are Where Shadows Will: Selected Poems 1988—2008 and NATURAL LIGHT. A book of essays and talks, TO BE AT MUSIC just appeared from Omnidawn Press. Cole has received awards from the Gerbode Foundation, Gertrude Stein Awards, Fund for Poetry and Foundation for Contemporary Arts. She teaches at the University of San Francisco.
Julie Comnick received her MFA in Painting from Montana State University in 2001, and her BA from The Evergreen State College in 1995. Julie currently lives in Prescott, Arizona, where she is a member of the Arts and Letters faculty at Prescott College, teaching Studio Arts courses including painting, drawing and art theory. Her work has been exhibited nationally and featured in publications including the Washington Post, New American Paintings, and Dialogue Magazine.
Adam Cooper-Terán is an award-winning multimedia artist from Tucson, Arizona, better known for his performances with the internationally acclaimed Verbobala Spoken Video. His work has appeared across the North American continent and parts of Europe, in venues most prestigious (universities, museums, the French Embassy of Mexico City) and underground (a Mexican speak-easy, the Cathedral of Junk, Supperclub SF). Current projects explore the fusion of technology with the esoteric, while attempting to undermine mainstream media whenever possible. www.antral.net
Brenda Coultas is the author most recently of The Marvelous Bones of Time, published by Coffee House Press in 2007.
James Currie is Associate Professor of Historical Musicology at the University at Buffalo, where he teaches courses on music history and the relationship between music and philosophy. His scholarly and intellectual work is similarly concerned with intersections and divisions between the realms of music, philosophy and politics and his book Music; or the Politics of Negations should be out from Indiana University Press in early 2011. He is also active as a poet and a performance artist.
Joseph del Pesco is curator-at-large at Artists Space, New York . www.delpesco.com
Laura Davenport recently completed her PhD in Creative Writing at the University of Denver. She lives in San Antonio where she teaches English at an inner-city high school.
John Dennis of TARBOX is a songwriter and a singer, but not really so much a singer/songwriter. He is currently at work in Austin, TX on a triple album entitled All Things Must Fail. Other bands and projects: Swimmin’ Head, Donkeys of China, Pat Robertson Bunch (with Raphael Umscheid), Slow Dogs & Children, and the Handovers. JD put the “do” in DIY.
Shira Dentz’s recent book of poems, black seeds on a white dish (Shearsman Books), was shortlisted for the PEN/Osterweil Award, and is being reviewed in many venues such as Rain Taxi, Tarpaulin Sky, The Rumpus, and The Boston Review. She is also the author of a chapbook, Leaf Weather (Tilt Press), and a second full-length collection, door of thin skins (Cavan Kerry Press), that is forthcoming in 2013.
Joan Dickinson is an artist currently working towards a PhD in Creative Writing at the University of Denver where she met Danielle Vogel. Joan works within a tradition that emphasizes perishability, suggestion, irregularity, and incompleteness; ultimately, she makes objects (text, photography, moving pictures, maps, correspondence, and sited performances) that carry traces of long, meaningful gestations. Her work tends towards explorations of home and land, autobiography as resistance to history, encounters with site and weather, and phenomenology. Before coming to Denver, Joan taught in an Interdisciplinary MFA program in Chicago.
Stacy Doris’ books include The Cake Part, Knot, Cheerleader’s Guide to the World : Council Book, Conference, Paramour, and Kildare. She has also written and published several books in French, and has co-deited collections of recent French poetry in translation.
Elizabeth Dove cuts up dictionaries letter by letter, embroiders with human hair and transcribes the personal journals of others onto her skin. All these actions emerge from a traditional printmaking background, and her interests in repetition, imprinting, and the balance between words and images as sources of meaning. Elizabeth teaches in the School of Art at the University of Montana and exhibits nationally and internationally. More information at www.elizabethdove.com
Wesley Duffee-Braun is a software engineer, photographer, and graphic designer in Asheville, North Carolina. Drawing on a deep background of technology, his work explores the overlap between the organic and mechnical worlds. http://www.wesleygallery.org
Kate Durbin is a Los Angeles-based writer and artist. She is author of The Ravenous Audience (Akashic Books, 2009), E! Entertainment (Blanc Press, diamond edition, forthcoming), ABRA (Zg Press, forthcoming w/ Amaranth Borsuk), as well as the conceptual fashion magazine The Fashion Issue (Zg Press, forthcoming), and five chapbooks, including, most recently, E! Entertainment (Insert Press). She is founding editor of Gaga Stigmata, which will be published as a book from Zg Press in 2012.
Danielle Dutton is the author of Attempts at a Life (Tarpaulin Sky Press, 2007) and S P R A W L (Clear Cut Press, forthcoming). Recently, her work has appeared in Harper’s and The Brooklyn Rail, and it’s forthcoming in A Best of Fence and at interbirthbooks.org. She manages production and design at Dalkey Archive Press and teaches prose/fiction classes in the low-res MFA at Naropa.
Timothy Dyke is a teacher and writer who recently moved from Honolulu to Tucson to pursue an MFA in creative writing at the University of Arizona. His story “Near the Aquarium” appeared in the fall 2008 edition of Santa Monica Review. In spring 2011, Santa Monica Review published a second story, “The Pain Of Being Pure.” A text/image collaboration with Noah Saterstrom, “Mound and Minds are Bumps,” will appear in The Spirit of Black Mountain College, a book project published by Lorimer Press in 2011. In March of 2011 he was chosen as a semi-finalist for the Sentence Book Award for his manuscript of prose poems, Only Stories About Skin. His story “No Look Back” will appear in a 2011 anthology, published by Watermark press, of fiction and poetry inspired by ancient Hawaiian myths and legends.
Jessica Eichman is a graphic designer and founder of Glass Egg Design. Originally from Natchez, MS, she earned degrees in Art and French before living and working in Paris, Oregon, and Boston. In 2006 she established her own design company in Nashville, TN, where she lives with her husband and children. www.glasseggdesign.com
Marty Ehrlich graduated from the New England Conservatory of Music in 1977, and since then has performed with a “who’s who” of jazz composers and musicians, including Muhal Richard Abrams, Anthony Davis, Julius Hemphill, Anthony Braxton, and many more. 25 recordings of his compositions have been released. He has received a Guggenheim Fellowship for composition, and many other awards. He is currently Assistant Professor of Music at Hampshire College. He is married to the poet Erica Hunt and lives in New York City.
Alexandra Eldridge is an artist with an inborn appetite for the numinous. Her work is mined from the richness of her inner worlds. Here reason is abandoned and paradox thrives. She spent many years living in an art community inspired by the ideas of William Blake. Today she lives and travels a great deal from her home in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA. Alexandra’s work is exhibited widely around the globe.
Robert S. Eshelman is a freelance journalist. His work has appeared in The Nation, The Brooklyn Rail and In These Times and can be found on websites such as TomDispatch.com and Salon.com. He can be reached at email@example.com.
Thomas Evans’ emblems, prosthetics and walking sticks have been exhibited at Turtle Point Gallery in New York, PO Gallery in Providence and High Energy Constructs in Los Angeles. From 2002 to 2006 he edited the newsprint mailer Tolling Elves, printing one artist and one author monthly.
Fallinglisa (aka Lisa Arnold) is a music artist that finds this phase of her development in her home town of San Antonio, Texas. She has spent the past 20 years on the east coast of the United States gathering her sound. She is focused on her live set these days which consists of free form lyrical expression and an effects heavy guitar stream of consciousness. She allows herself to burst through layers of delay with pitch driven analog tones. Guitar texture is mindscapey with a sense of tension and release.
Ken Fandell was thinking about examining things too closely or looking too hard at something and being over whelmed by what he sometimes finds. He realized sometimes there is an overload of sensation and things go awry. But that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Right now he is trying to make some new work and get better at surfing. www.kenfandell.com
Thalia Field has published Point and Line and Incarnate: Story Material with New DirectionsPublishing Corp. Ululu (Clown Shrapnel) was released in a limited edition by Coffee House Press in 2007. Her next collection, Bird Lovers, Backyard is forthcoming with New Directions in 2009. Thalia teaches in the Program in Literary Arts at Brown University.
Joan Fiset is a writer and therapist in Seattle, WA. Her book of memoir prose poems, Now the Day is Over (Blue Begonia, 1998) won the King County Publication Award. “After” was a finalist in the 2008 Floating Bridge Chapbook competition. “Washing Clothes in Moonlight: The War Stories of Xuan Ngoc Nguyen” was written in collaboration with Xuan with an introduction by Yusef Komunyakaa. Her poems have appeared in Tarpaulin Sky, Wave Books’ The Bedazzler, Pontoon 2008 and others.
Erin Lynn Forrest is an interdisciplinary artist originally from California’s Bay Area. She is a big fan of the color red, poems, knee socks, and making soup. She holds a BFA from California College of the Arts, and an MFA from the University of New Mexico. Now living in Santa Fe, NM, Erin runs The Thistle, an arts program committed to providing art-making opportunities and resources for artists experiencing poverty, homelessness, and marginalization. Erin also works as a Harm Reduction Advocate, and has been involved with crisis response and social justice projects for over 20 years. This month, she is celebrating 7 years of sobriety and her dog’s 10th birthday, both of which feel like really big deals. Hopefully she will update her website soon, and you can visit it at www.erinforrest.com.
Mark Freegard is a recording engineer & record producer based in Glasgow, Scotland. Recent projects include album releases with Justin Currie ‘The Great War’ (Ryko), Eddi Reader’s ‘Love is The Way’ (Rough Trade) & Boo Hewerdine’s ‘God Bless The Pretty Things’ (Navigator). www.3kyotistudio.com
Josh Friedman has exhibited works on paper and sculptures in North America and Asia. He holds an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. His work has been written about in Blaze: Discourse on Art, Women, and Feminism, published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. Josh lives in Long Beach, California.
Joanna Fuhrman is the author of four books of poetry most recently, Pageant (Alice James Books 2009) and Moraine (Hanging Loose Press 2006). Recent poems appear in Quarterly West , Paperbag and The Brooklyn Rail. She teaches poetry to the singing frogs.
Chris Funkhouser is a poet, scholar and Associate Professor in the Humanities Department at New Jersey Institute of Technology. In 2006 he was a visiting Fulbright Scholar at Multimedia University in Malaysia; in 2007 he was on the faculty of the summer writing program at Naropa University. A bi-lingual collection of creative and critical writings, Technopoetry Rising: Essays and Works, is forthcoming. For more info see http://web.njit.edu/~funkhous
Megan M. Garr is an American poet and the founder and editor of the literary and art journal Versal. Her chapbook The Preservationist Documents is forthcoming from Pilot Books. She lives in Amsterdam with her partner, artist Shayna Schapp.
Yifat Gat studied Theater Design at the Academy of Tel Aviv, and Fine Arts at the University of Fine Arts Midrasha with continued studies at the Museum of Tel Aviv. Centered in digital media and video art, she won the prize of the America-Israel Foundation and SACD. She exhibited at the Museum Petach Tikva with its “3,000 per year ” project, later shown in Sweden in the Museum of World Cultures. Most recently, she focuses on handmade drawing as her primary means of expression. Yifat Gat was born in Tel Aviv, Israel and currently lives in France. www.yifatgat.com
Jeff Gibbons was born in 1982 and raised in Detroit, Michigan. He has lived in Key West and Tampa, Florida, and is currently in the DFW area of Texas, attending graduate school. He is an interdisciplinary artist.
Michael P. Glover began as a self-taught painter in the South. The artist was influenced at an early age by children’s books, comic books, photography and the surrounding landscape of Alabama. After completing his undergraduate degree in Graphic Design in 1996, he traveled to Vence, France for an apprenticeship with Nall Hollis at the N.A.L.L Art Association. Afterward, Glover studied with Italian Artist Andrea Spinelli in Florence Italy for 6 months. The artist received his MFA in Figurative Painting at the New York Academy of Art in 2001.
Robert Godfrey is a painter whose work deals with narrative structures and human relationships. It has been described as autobiographical fiction. He has participated in more than 50 solo exhibitions and nearly 200 group shows. A native of Mount Laurel, New Jersey, Godfrey has lived and worked in Asheville, North Carolina, since 1985. www.robertgodfrey.com/RG2008/
Maggie Golston is a writer, editor and musician who lives in Tucson, AZ.
Julia R. Gordon is a fiction and creative non-fiction writer and blogger (www.theskeinblog.com) with a background in government and political media, fundraising, and message development. For over a decade, Julia has worked as a one-on-one writing consultant for individuals in both creative and academic realms. She currently works as a grant writer and serves on the Board of Directors for Casa Libre en la Solana, a Tucson, AZ-based literary arts organization. Prior to relocating to Tucson from Brooklyn, NY, Julia worked for such organizations as Pace University, Cornell University Medical College, the New York City District Council of Carpenters, the Alliance for Quality Education and East River Media, in addition to holding positions with several city- and statewide political campaigns throughout the country. Julia is a graduate of Cornell University.
Noah Eli Gordon is the author of several collections, including Novel Pictorial Noise, which was selected by John Ashbery for the National Poetry Series, and subsequently chosen by Sesshu Foster for the SFSU Poetry Center Book Award. The companion piece to his work in this issue can be found here: http://jacketmagazine.com/36/gordon-diminishing.shtml
Vincent Goudreau When not traveling the world shooting films dealing with displacement and patterns of human behavior, Goudreau creates comedies of a flat pig face under an alias from his home in the middle of the jungle. “Rove” the new film/video by Vincent Goudreau and Javier Martinez, four years in the making, shot on three different continents, will debut April 2010. Jasper/Goudreau studied at CalArts and the Glasgow School of Art.
Neil Gunn grew up in the North-East of Scotland where he learned piano and accordion at an early age. By the age of 10 he was making regular appearances throughout Scotland and across Europe and America. With an interest in ‘West Coast’ playing styles, fused with continental, jazz and blues influences, he has a unique sound and innovative approach to traditional music. Neil is currently living in Glasgow, Scotland as an active performer, composer and teacher of traditional Scottish music.
Kate Greenstreet’s second book, The Last 4 Things, is new from Ahsahta Press and includes a DVD containing two short films based on the two sections of the book. Ahsahta published Greenstreet’s case sensitive in 2006. Her fourth chapbook, “but even now I am perhaps not speaking,” will be out on Imprint Press in June. Find out more at kickingwind.com.
Ilana Halperin (b. 1973, New York) lives and works in Glasgow. She received a MFA from Glasgow School of Art; Glasgow, Scotland and a BA from Brown University; Providence, RI. Previous solo exhibitions include Physical Geology (slow time) at Artists Space, New York; Physical Geology (part one) at the Manchester Museum and Nomadic Landmass at doggerfisher in Edinburgh. Her work has also been featured in numerous group exhibitions including Polar Dispatches at the Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME; Estratos, PAC Murcia, Spain and Experimental Geography, ICI, currently touring. She has undertaken artist residencies at the Camden Arts Centre, Cove Park and aboard the Professor Molchanov, an ecotourism vessel that travels into the far North.
Sue Hammond West’s local and national exhibitions include The Museum of Contemporary Art in Boulder, Beacon Street Gallery in Chicago, and Isis Gallery at The University of Notre Dame. Recipient of an NEA grant, she is currently chair of the Visual Arts Department at Naropa University.
Paulo Hartmann lives in São Paulo, Brazil. As a sound designer, he has worked with Eduardo Verderame for the installation at Emoção Art.Ficial 1.0 – Descendo a Escada of Regina Silveira. As a musician, he’s been involved in the creation of soundscapes (which have been presented at the 5th Festival de la Imagen, Manizales Universidad Nacional de Bogotá, Columbia , File Hipersonica, Epoetry 2007) generating real time loops, as well as tele-performance presentations. He is co-founder of Padiciço – a multidisciplinary group with focus on musical compositions as well as slide and video projections. At present, he is part of a group of multimedia, advertising and art-technology professionals that develop projects addressing the impact of new technologies on society and culture. He is an organizer of IMOBILEFEST – International Festival of Mobile Art and Creativity and Improfest – International Festival of Free Improvisation. www.paulohartmann.net/ph/
Heide Hatry is a visual artist and curator. She grew up in Germany, where she studied art and art history at the University of Heidelberg. After moving to NYC in 2003, she has curated exhibitions in Germany, Spain, and the United States. She has shown her own work at museums and galleries in those countries as well and edited more than a dozen books and art catalogues. http://www.heidehatry.com/
Alexandra Hay is a composer, sonic artist and teacher from Wellington, New Zealand. Her work often explores processes of gradual transformation: the unfolding of figures, timbres, and resonances that dissolve and coalesce. She studied in Wellington and Berlin and her work has been performed in New Zealand, Australia, Italy, Austria and the USA. Alexandra currently lives in California, where she is a doctoral student at Stanford University.
Anne Heide is the author of two chapbooks, Specimen, Specimens (Etherdome), and Residuum::Against (Woodland Editions). Her work has appeared in various journals including New American Writing, Notre Dame Review, New Orleans Review, and Court Green
Derek Henderson is alive and well in Salt Lake City. He is co-author, with Derek Pollard, of Inconsequentia (BlazeVOX, 2010) and author of Thus &: An Erasure of Ted Berrigan’s The Sonnets (if p then q, 2011). At present, he is elated that we have Julian of Norwich, because she gave us all this: “All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of thing shall be well.”
Nora Herting is a photographer and lives in New York. Awkward positions, ill fitting attire and the ubiquuitous, but inauthentic photographic portrait has been the subject of her examination. Portraits were resulting collaboration with models, some taken while Herting worked undercover as a trade photographer.
George Hildrew is a conceptual artist painting within both figural and abstract formats. He is a painter of occurrences: conceived and received. His studios are in Brooklyn New York and Haddon Heights, New Jersey. He is a former Fulbright Scholar to Italy. www.georgehildrew.com/
Cynthia Hogue’s most recent collections of poems are Or Consequence (Red Hen Press, 2010) and When the Water Came: Evacuees of Hurricane Katrina, a collection of interview-poems with photographs by Rebecca Ross (University of New Orleans Press, 2010). She is the Maxine and Jonathan Marshall Chair in Modern and Contemporary Poetry in the Creative Writing Program at Arizona State University.
Joanna Howard is the author of On The Winding Stair, a collection of short prose forthcoming from Boa Editions in fall 2009. She holds a PhD in creative writing from the University of Denver and has served as a fiction editor for Denver Quarterly, and 3rd Bed, and as an editor-at-large for Encyclopedia Project. her work has appeared in Conjunctions, Chicago Review, Unsaid, Quarterly West, American Letters & Commentary, Fourteen Hills, Western Humanities Review, Salt Hilt, Tarpaulin Sky, and elsewhere. Her stories have been anthologized in Prose Poetry/Flash Fiction: An Anthology, Best of the Web, and New Standards: The First Decade of Fiction at Fourteen Hills. A chapbook, In the Colorless Round, with artwork by novelist and artist Rikki Ducornet, is available from Noemi Press. She lives in Providence with writer Brian Evenson, and she teaches as Brown University.
Su-Chen Hung grew up in Kaohsiung City, Taiwan and has lived in San Francisco since 1977. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Tunghai University in Taiwan. Later she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography in 1981 and her Masters of Fine Arts in Filmmaking in 1985 both at the San Francisco Art Institute. www.suchennhung.com
Erica Hunt is closely connected to the jazz scene in NYC, where she lives and works, and aside from being a much-admired poet, she is also president of The Twenty-First Century Foundation, which supports organizations that address root causes of social injustice affecting the Black community. Her books of poetry include Arcade, Local History, and Piece Logic. She is married to the jazz musician Marty Ehrlich.
Timothy Hyman, born in 1946, and brought up in London, TH was trained as a painter at The Slade, 1963-7. As well as nine London solo shows – most recently, The Man Inscribed with London, at Austin/Desmond London 2009 – his work has featured in many mixed exhibitions over the past 30 years. It features in public collections, such as The British Museum , The Arts Council , The Contemporary Art Society, Los Angeles County Museum , The British Council , The Museum of London, among others. In 2007, he won the National Portrait Gallery’s Travel Award, and he has just completed a one-year stint as Artist-in-Residence for Maggie’s Centres. TH began to publish on painting in London Magazine in the late 1970s, and was a contributing editor to Artscribe. He also began to teach part-time in art schools, including the Slade, RCA and St Martin’s. In 1979 he curated the controversial exhibition Narrative Paintings. In 1980 and 1982 he was a Visiting Professor in Baroda, India, completing extensive British Council lecture tours. Since 1990 he has contributed articles to the Times Literary Supplement. In 1998 his monograph on Bonnard was published by Thames and Hudson, and, in India, his book on Bhupen Khakhar. He curated the Hayward Gallery touring exhibition Carnivalesque (2000) and was lead curator for the Tate Gallery’s retrospective of Stanley Spencer in 2001. In 2003 Thames & Hudson published his monograph on Sienese Painting. He co-curated (with John Gage and Robert Hoozee) the major exhibition British Vision, in Ghent 2007-08. Hyman was elected a Royal Academician in 2011. www.timothyhyman.com
Gisela Insuaste received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and her BA in Anthropology & Studio Art from Dartmouth College. She is a recipient of several grants and awards, including a Richard Driehaus Emerging Artist Award, Illinois Arts Council artist grants, MacDowell Colony Artist Fellowships, and a recent nomination of a Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant for Sculptors and Painters. Exhibitions include the Chicago Cultural Center, Krannert Art Museum-UIUC, Gallery 400-UIC, Bucket Rider Gallery and several other group and solo shows throughout the country. In July 2008, she completed an installation project as the artist in residence at the Museum of Contemporary of Chicago. She has an upcoming solo show at the MCA during the Fall of 2008 and participate in a group show as part of Emerge10 at Aljira: A Center for Contemporary Art summer of 2009. www.giselainsuaste.com
Brenda Iijima lives in
where she writes about animal-ableness. Forthcoming from Displaced Books is revv. you’ll—ution. She runs Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs: http://yoyolabs.com/
Solan Jensen was born in Juneau, Alaska where he now lives. He works in travel and education, dividing his time between Antarctica, Alaska, and the Arctic. Educated in philosophy and biogeography, Solan was drawn to filmmaking naturally. His current projects include the forthcoming film on the band Califone, co-directed with Joshua Marie Wilkinson, entitled Made a Machine By Describing the Landscape, as well as a documentary on the dominant metaphors for cancer survivorship. Presently a volunteer responder for the Marine Mammal Stranding Network in Alaska, Solan has also worked as a boat builder, radio dj, bricklayer, dishwasher, and shoe salesman. His love for the films of Guy Maddin is eternal.
Ben Johnson is a painter and photographer who graduated from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 2001. He is currently represented by Artist’s House Gallery in Philadelphia PA, The Field Gallery in West Tisbury MA, and Accent Gallery in Ocean City, NJ. Ben’s publications include an upcoming feature in the June 2008 issue of American Art Collector. His website is www.benjohnsonart.com
Saskia Jorda, born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela, moved to the United States with her family in 1994. She is an interdisciplinary artist working on site-specific installations, drawings and performances. Scientific research has been a departure point for Jorda’s work since the time of her undergraduate studies at Arizona State University. This relationship developed further in the work she did for her Master’s degree at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Since then, her work has referenced obscure anatomy, the evolution of a second skin, and the body as an alternate artifact. Saskia has been a resident artist and the Director of the Taliesin Artist Residency Program at Taliesin, the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture, since 2005. She has exhibited nationally in Arizona, Georgia, North Carolina, Missouri, Texas, Maryland, Florida, Wisconsin, and New York, and internationally in Belgium, New Zealand, Switzerland, Mexico, and most recently in the Dominican Republic. She lives and works in Arizona. www.saskiajorda.com
Andrew Joron is an American writer of experimental poetry. He began by writing science fiction poetry. Joron’s later poetry, combining scientific and philosophical ideas with the sonic properties of language, has been compared to the work of the Russian Futurist Velimir Khlebnikov. Joron currently lives in Berkeley, California. During the 1990s, Andrew Joron formed a close friendship with the poet and novelist Gustaf Sobin. Sobin, who died in 2005, designated Joron as his literary co-executor, along with American poet Andrew Zawacki.He has won the Rhysling Award three times: for Best Long Poem in 1980 and 1986, and for Best Short Poem in 1978; and the Gertrude Stein Award twice, in 1996 and 2006. Joron is also the translator of The Perpetual Motion Machine by the German fantasist Paul Scheerbart (Wakefield Press, 2011). Joron is the translator, from the German, of the Marxist-Utopian philosopher Ernst Bloch’s Literary Essays which was published by Stanford University Press in 1998. Since 2008 he has played theremin in the improv ambient/drone quartet Cloud Shepherd. Joron has written an essay, “The Theremin in My Life,” on the relation between his literary and musical activities.
Bhanu Kapil teaches, thinks and writes in her connection to Naropa University, though she lives a little north of Boulder, Colorado, and that is where the writing happens, in waves. A year ago, her play, Rabbit Butoh/Bunny Butoh, was performed at the Poets Theater in San Francisco, under the direction of Erin Morrill. There was a giant rabbit head, a bucket of cellophane, and a lot of fake blood.
Rohini Kapil is a British photographic artist living in Los Angeles and currently completing an MFA in Photography & Media at CalArts. She studied fine art and photography at Central Saint Martins School of Art & Design and Bournemouth & Poole College of Art & Design, UK. Her work has been exhibited in London and Prague and photographic artwork can also be seen on the covers of Water Damage (Corollary Press, 2007) and Autobiography of a Cyborg (Leroy Press, 2000). Recent work is forthcoming in The Encyclopedia Project, Vol. II F-K which includes images from a current body of work focusing on subtropical spaces (rooftops in India), tropical modern forms (skies, palm trees and residential housing in Miami) and architecture (balconies in Brooklyn), part of her upcoming book The Future of Colour.
Miriam Kathrein studied graphic design and advertising at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. During her academic study she participated in an exchange program with ELISAVA – Escola Superior de Disseny in Barcelona. Miriam recently graduated with a MA in Creative Practice for Narrative Environments at Central Saint Martins College in London, in June 2007. While writing her Thesis, she became more and more interested in the changing forms of curating contemporary art and collaborative strategies. She now freelances at the intersection of graphic design, artistic and curatorial practice in the field of contemporary art – exploring new tendencies in contemporary art production. Miriam lives and works in Vienna.
Scott Keen is an artist, interactive designer and professor of art and graphic design located in Virginia. He divides his time between teaching and running his own interactive design firm – envirse.com.
SeonHyoung Kim works with various media including experimental video, sound, performance, and video installations. Her general work deals with an individual’s psychological state and semiological meaning in society that comes from surveillance of the everyday environment. Currently, she is exploring metaphorical images related with symbolic implications, ordinary behaviors, the individual’s emotional state and experiential senses and its relocation. She continues to develop her genre called cinematic sculpture with multi-sensory interactive installation and performance
Amy King is the author of Antidotes for an Alibi, I’m The Man Who Loves You, Kiss Me with the Mouth of Your Country, This Opera of Peace, and others.
William Davies King is professor of Theater at the University of California, Santa Barbara and author of several books of theater scholarship, including Henry Irving’s “Waterloo” (winner of the 1993 Callaway Award), Writing Wrongs: The Work of Wallace Shawn, and a forthcoming book about the marriage of Eugene O’Neill and Agnes Boulton. Most recently, the University of Chicago Press has published his Collections of Nothing. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Andrew Klobucar is originally from Vancouver, and a recent addition to the New York area. He works in social media and literature, publishing both critical and creative work in different digital formats. Assistant Professor at NJIT, department of Humanities. Some Recent Publications include”The Aesthetics of Usage.” Crayon 5 (Fall 2008), “Artifice and Intelligence.” TCR: The Capilano Review 2.50 (Winter 2007), “Bird is the Word: Electronic Knowledge.” Backflash. (Fall 2005),
GUI Sunday. Flash Essay. CD ROM Publication. Artspeak Gallery: Vancouver, 2003.
Drew Krewer’s work has appeared in Poor Claudia, Pequod, and Quick Fiction. Ars Warholica, a chapbook, is forthcoming from Spork Press. He holds an M.F.A. from University of Arizona, where he received the Academy of American Poets prize. He runs the multimedia culture site mars poetica and is also currently a guest co-editor of Back Room Live, an online reading series from Life Long Press.
Laura Krifka was born in Los Angeles and now lives and works in Santa Barbara where she is obtaining her MFA. For her undergraduate degree Laura was studying to receive her BFA at a few select institutions including Newbold College in England, Avondale College in Australia and eventually finishing her BFA at California Polytechnic University in June of 2008. http://laurakrifka.com/
John Kwok is a photographer, writer and computer programmer now residing in his hometown of New York City. A prize-winning student of the writer Frank McCourt at New York City’s honored Stuyvesant High School, he has written an unpublished near future alternative history post-cyberpunk science fiction novel “Sonoran Sunrise” and is now researching another also set partly in Tucson; a near future cyberpunk homage to his life-long interest in paleobioiogy.
Counsel Langley’s paintings have been exhibited nationally and is held by the Seattle City Light Portable Works Collection, as well as, numerous private collections. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston in 1999. She is influenced by the look of outer space, computer chips, dramatic weather, electric circuits, decay, rock-n-roll glamour, plans and diagrams, b-rate sci-fi control panels, urban environments, fluid turbulence, engineering schematics and architectural drawings. Langley currently resides in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and three children. Please, visit www.counsellangley.com
Maryrose Larkin lives in Portland, Ore. where she works as a donor researcher. She is the author of Inverse (nine muses books, 2006), Whimsy Daybook 2007 (FLASH+CARD, 2006), The Book of Ocean (i.e. press, 2007), DARC (FLASH+CARD, 2009), The Name of this Intersection is Frost (Shearsman Books, 2010), and Marrowing (Airfoil, 2011) Maryrose is one of the organizers of Spare Room, a Portland-based writing collective, and is co-editor, with Sarah Mangold, of FLASH+CARD, a chapbook and ephemera poetry press. She is currently working on “Twenty Questions for Five Masters” a play for Language Master and voice.
Jason Lazarus makes art in chicago, IL. He has shown internationally and is represented by Andrew Rafacz gallery in Chicago and Kaune, Sudendorf Gallery in Cologne, Germany. www.jasonlazarus.com
Lisa Leaverton, is a Playwright & Collaborative Artist from Brooklyn NY with a background in performance art and music. Her plays have been performed in Portland, New York, Philadelphia, Iowa City and Cedar Rapids. Works include THE SEA CARES NOTHING, ONE PLUM, NAYSAYERS’ PICNIC, A BLUE WE ALL KNOW, WHY LOVE DOESN’T RECOGNIZE ITS NAME (Maibaum Award, 2008), and Theatre Of The Body. Lisa is completing her MFA at University of Iowa.
William Lesch has been a working photographic artist for over twenty years. He earned his BFA in photography at the University of Arizona in Tucson, and worked as the first Staff Photographer at the Center for Creative Photography while pursuing his graduate degree at U of A.
Clemens Leuschner is an artist and member of the artist collective MAHONY. www.themahony.org
Andrew Levy’s recent titles of poetry and prose include Nothing Is In Here (EOAGH Books, 2011) and Cracking Up (Truck Books, 2010). He is also a contributing writer in collaboration with the President of the United Hearts collective to The Big Melt (Factory School, 2007), and author of Ashoka (Zasterle Books), Paper Head Last Lyrics (Roof Books), Curve (O Books), and Values Chauffeur You (O Books), among other titles. Don’t Forget to Breathe is forthcoming from Chax Press. Levy is co-editor, with Roberto Harrison, of the poetry journal CRAYON.
Lost Lockets is the musical performance art duo of Kaetlin Kennedy and Fiona Petra. These ladies incorporate music, dance, video, and conceptual costume, and stage design within their shows. The mysterious and unique performances include vintage organs, banjo, violin, guitar, and two lovely harmonizing voices. A family of forest creatures accompanies them, creating a surreal woodland clearing, wherever they go. Broken ballerinas, they shimmy and spin in mylar silver space dresses, or dresses covered in bright plastic flowers, or made of tulle and electric lights, inspired by Tesla and Edison. They explore duality, faith, social roles, protest, and the pursuit of true freedom and compassion… Lost Lockets are interested in life and death…
David Lowe’s work has often used immaterial or ephemeral means to investigate entropy, the experience of time’s passing, and the arbitrariness and limitations of language systems. He is currently collaborating with the writer and musician Michelle Leona on a silent film about about the history of braille. He is a singer, guitarist, and lyricist for the band gutter & spine, and is the archivist of a major institutional photographic collection in NYC.
Leisure Projects (Meredith Carruthers and Susannah Wesley) is an independent artist-curator initiative that explores the relationship of otherworldliness, fantasy and desire on cultural identity and perceptions of the world. Leisure Projects uses the strategies of socially-historic research and the mounting of contemporary visual art exhibitions to create a productive intersection between imaginary narratives and real life events. www.leisuregallery.ca
Luna Trick is the creative brainchild of English multi-Instrumentalist, Daniel Staniforth, recently joined by music partner, Rebsie Fairholm.. Luna Trick offers an array of songs styles ranging from from darkwave, indie rock, electronica, space-funk, to ethereal – which can be heard on three albums: Total Submersion, Hoar Frost Sheen (2008), and Prophetic Guesses (2009). Daniel and Rebsie have embarked upon an number future projects, including her forthcoming psyche-folk album, Seven Star Green, on which Daniel plays and produces. The duo have also begun an exciting new venture called Alchymical Muse, which will explore artistic and poetic common ground, including pieces in gaelic/gallic, and a series of ancient-future treated folk-songs. Daniel has also composed a number of ambient, neo-classical, and film soundtrack pieces under his own name (some of which can be found on his 2008 solo album, Father to Father).
Peter Markus is the author of three short books of short-short fiction, Good, Brother (Calamari Press), The Moon is a Lighthouse (New Michigan Press), and The Singing Fish (Calamari Press). His new book, a novel, Bob, or Man on Boat, will be published this June by Dzanc Books (http://www.dzancbooks.org/bobormaninboat.html). His stories have appeared in recent issues of Chicago Review, Denver Quarterly, Salt Hill, Verse, Unsaid, New York Tyrant.
Renata Marallo is a photographer/visual artist who lives and works in Brooklyn. Her work plays with appropriation, fragmenting and reforming pre-existing images to create abstract portraits. See more of her work here.
Ariya Martin works from personal narrative and daily life. Recurrent imagery of everyday, mundane items speak to the delicate balance inherent to living. Image, moving image, sound and text exist as distinct elements that at times combine as part of larger installations. After receiving her MFA in Imaging Arts-Photography from Rochester Institute of Technology she moved to New Orleans to co-direct The New Orleans Kid Camera Project, a project initially created to help children express themselves through photography and writing after Hurricane Katrina. She also holds the position “artist-in-residence” at University of New Orleans where she teaches photography.
Gordon Massman is the author of The Numbers, Shocks, and The Essential Numbers 1991 – 2008.
Rachel Maxi is a painter whose work deals with the landscape of contemporary environments. Drawing from vivid color and bold light; Maxi’s paintings are a visual meditation on the mundane objects, spaces and architecture of the city and the suburbs. A resident of Seattle, Washington, she has been active in the Northwest art scene for 15 years. Her paintings have been exhibited at the Seattle and Tacoma Art Museums. Her work can be seen at Phyllis Stein Art in downtown Los Angeles in November, 2008. You can also find her paintings at Seattle Art Museum Gallery, and online at www.rachelmaxi.blogspot.com.
Bernadette Mayer is the author of numerous books of poetry and prose, including: Poetry State Forest (New Directions, 2008), Scarlet Tanager (2005), Two Haloed Mourners: Poems (1998), Proper Name and Other Stories (1996), The Desires of Mothers to Please Others in Letters (1994), The Bernadette Mayer Reader (1992), Sonnets (1989), Midwinter Day (1982), The Golden Book of Words (1978), and Ceremony Latin (1964). From 1972 to 1974, Mayer and conceptual artist Vito Acconci edited the journal 0 TO 9. With her husband, writer and publisher Lewis Warsh, she edited United Artists Press. She has taught writing workshops at The Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church in New York City for many years and she served as the Poetry Project’s director during the 1980s. Bernadette Mayer lives in East Nassau, New York.
Robert Melzmuf lives on the Lower East Side and has his studio in Park Slope. He is represented by the Pelavin Gallery in Tribeca. He has had four solo shows in New York; the most recent show was at Giacobetti Paul Gallery in Dumbo November 2010.
Daniel Menche’s work originates from the idea that there is no restriction to potential sound sources, especially in terms of a sound’s potential sonic energy. Self-made recorded sound sources, instruments, and percussion can all be equally harnessed in creating a living and emotional feeling within Daniel Menche’s contemporary work. Hunting and Gathering — Capture and Amplify with sound. Sounds from anywhere and everywhere. Gushing waterfalls, storms, throat, skin, heart, massive drums, kids choirs, acoustic instruments, pianos and organs, junk electronics, high tech electronics, garbage, dirt, gold and diamonds . . . There are no rules. Any and all sounds are possible conduits to music. There are absolutely no barriers or biases in what can be used. Today, Menche continues his extensive live performances throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. Characterized as both extremely loud and patiently subtle, as both sonically intense and emotionally powerful, Daniel Menche’s performances are works which realize their own sonic presence, entities that give form to an emotional rawness with highly textural and dominating sounds. (DM bio by Paul Montone)
Bo McGuire hails from Hokes Bluff, Alabama. He attends The First Church of Dolly Parton regularly and The First Church of Beyonce semi-regularly. If you go looking, his work can be found in Lana Turner, Diagram, The Pinch and Court Green. The particular poem he reads here, Holler, can be found Forklift, Ohio 22.
Mark Menjivar lives in San Antonio, TX with his wife Rachel and son Asa. www.markmenjivar.com
Miami Beach Tokyo Peach is a collaborative visual artist team based in Amsterdam comprised of Rietje van Brunschot (aka Reed van Bee) and Ayumi Suzuki. Having studied in The School of Visual Arts in NYC and Tokyo Zokei Univercity respectively and both currently attending Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam’s audio visual program. Together their works are playful pop interpretations of modern home life and urban environments. Inspired by ironies found in art and society.
Vince Mistretta is a filmmaker and visual artist who works in Film, Video and Painting. In his paintings he explores the tradition of Arte Povera and Abstract Expressionism influenced by artists like Merz and Rauschenburg. His pictorial interests lie in exposing history by revealing the structural elements and the process of the work. His films deal with the hand manipulation of the celluloid remnant of the early avant-garde materialist and structuralist movements. He also experiments with a hybrid narrative form and documentary. The themes in his work spread from cultural identity, political activism, and using film language as a way to challenge the concept of the narrative. His interests in political activism has led him to produce a series of Documentary video’s on the Women in Black peace network in Buffalo and NYC. In 2006 he was awarded a fellowship from the Fulbright Foundation to continue his research and documentation of the Women in Black peace network in Rome, Italy.
Adam Moorad’s writing has widely appeared in print and online. His debut novella, Oikos, was published by nonpress in 2010. He lives in Brooklyn. Visit him here: http://adamadamadamadamadam.blogspot.com
Pamela Moore is an American book artist who has lived in Spain for most of her professional life. She began a career in the book arts in San Francisco in the mid eighties after receiving a BFA in Photography from the University of Arizona. Her work reflects a concern with visual communication through the intimate format of the book. Early on she began experimenting with metal books, moving through a series of scales and techniques creating sculptural books hinged and bound in innovative fashions. She studied the arts of fine binding in Barcelona which eventually led her to a full apprentice with the master Czech book binder Jan Sobota while residing in Texas. Her one of-a-kind-books became sculptural explorations combining copper and brass with leather with traditional bookbinding techniques.
Pamela has been the recipient of a NEA grant as well as an IAPN cultural exchange grant from the Am. government that took her exhibition of one of a kind books, “Imaginary Library”, to Greece, France and Spain. Her work has been exhibited Metropolitan Museum and The Center for Book Arts, NYC, the SMU Bridwell Library, Maeght Gallery in Barcelona as well as venues in Finland, Denmark, and India. She is currently living in Brooklyn, NY.
Dave Morello is a baker working in the Green Mountains of Vermont. When he’s not making cookies you can see his drawings at: http://pulprevolution.blogspot.com/
Erin Morrill lives, works, and writes in Oakland, California. She runs a chapbook press, Trafficker Press, with Andrew Kenower. Find them online at www.traffickerpress.com/
Lori Anderson Moseman founded the High Watermark Salo[o]n Chapbook Series, After Federal Disaster #1649 a flood on the Delaware River, to celebrate writers and artists. This performance /exhibition series spawned Stockport Flats, a press dedicated to experimental poetry and sustainability. Anderson Moseman’s poetry books are Cultivating Excess (The Eighth Mountain Press), Persona (Swank Books) and Temporary Bunk (Swank Books). Her Doctorate of Arts in Writing is from the University at Albany, and her MFA in Poetry is from the University of Iowa. She has been a forestry technician, farm reporter, educator, editor and publisher.
Erín Moure is a translator and poet and listener from Montreal; her most recent book of poems is O Resplandor (Anansi, 2010). Upcoming books: The Unmemntioable (Anansi, 2012), a translation of Chus Pato’s Hordas de Escritura, called Hordes of Writing (Shearsman and BuschekBooks, 2011) and a reissue of her 1999 book Pillage Laud (BookThug, 2011). The piece published here is part of a new book of poems in very early stages, working title is Invitations.
Alexis Myre is an interdisciplinary artist who studied mathematics and industrial design in Denver, CO before moving to San Francisco to pursue an arts education. In 2010 Myre was the recipient of a Windgate Fellowship and has participated in residencies in Abiquiui, New Mexico and Rajasthan, India. Myre works collaboratively with artists including: Anne Waldman, Ed Bowes, Kiff Slemmons and Ambrose Bye. Her multi-media sculpture, jewelry, drawings and wall pieces have been shown in various venues including the Brooklyn Waterfront Artist Coalition, Charming Wall gallery in NYC, Society of North American Goldsmiths, American Craft Council Exposition and The Kaas Bagh Artist Space in Jodhpur, India. Myre currently lives and works in New York City.
Sawako Nakayasu was born in Japan and has lived mostly in the US since the age of six. Her most recent books are Texture Notes (Letter Machine, 2010), Hurry Home Honey (Burning Deck, 2009), and a translation of Kawata Ayane’s poetry, Time of Sky//Castles in the Air (Litmus Press, 2010). Her translation of Takashi Hiraide’s For the Fighting Spirit of the Walnut (New Directions, 2008) received the 2009 Best Translated Book Award from Three Percent.
Tenney Nathanson lives in Tucson, Arizona, and teaches American Poetry at the University of Arizona. He has published three books of poetry, most recently Ghost Snow Falls Through the Void (Globalization) from Chax Press. He is a co-founder of the poetry presenting organization POG and of Desert Rain Zen.
Kristen E. Nelson writes cross-genre texts. She has recently published work in Tarpaulin Sky, Trickhouse, Cranky Literary Journal, Quarter After Eight, In Posse Review, and Dinosaur Bees. She is a founder and the Executive Director of Casa Libre en la Solana, a non-profit writing center in Tucson, Arizona; an editor for Trickhouse; and a production editor for Tarpaulin Sky Press. She earned her MFA in creative writing from Goddard College and teaches English and creative writing in Tucson, Arizona.
Xuan Ngoc Nguyen was 14 when her South Vietnamese village of Phu Lam was bombed during the Vietnam War. With one older brother fighting the war and the other in hiding, she was left to help her mother support her younger siblings. Selling goods at the market wasn’t enough. She had no education and so turned to prostitution to feed her family. Xuan, an accomplished seamstress, has helped young women become professional seamstresses as an alternative to prostitution through her New Day Project in Vietnam. She now lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband, Ed, a Vietnam veteran. Xuan Ngoc Nguyen appears in Barbara Sonneborn’s award winning documentary, Regret to Inform, both as translator and as interpreter of her own experience during the Vietnam War.
Alice Notley’s most recent book is Reason and Other Women, with Culture of One and Songs and Stories of the Ghouls forthcoming in 2011. Also forthcoming is The Selected Poems of Ted Berrigan, edited by Notley andAnselm and Edmund Berrigan. She lives in Paris, France.
Doug Nufer writes prose, poetry, and pieces for performance based on
formal constraints. His novels include Negativeland, Never Again, On
the Roast, and The River Boys/ The Mudflat Man. His poetry collection We Were Werewolves came out last year. His literally experiemental
novel, By Kelman Out of Pessoa, is forthcoming from Les Figues Press.
Rebecca Olive is from Byron Bay, NSW, Australia and is currently completing a research project about the cultural experiences of women who surf. She writes a blog called Making Friends With the Neighbours, and co-edits and contributes to Kurungabaa: a journal of literature, history and ideas from the sea.
Disembodied Poetics, Summer Writing Program, Naropa University, and her book ‘A Toast in the
House of Friends’ was released from Coffee House Press in 2009. www.poetryproject.com/newsletter.php
Lisa O’Neill, a native of New Orleans and current resident of Tucson, she is a writer and also a teacher of writing at The University of Arizona and Pima Community College. She has developed curricula for and taught creative writing workshops with incarcerated students at juvenile and adult detention centers through the Tucson-based program Inside/Out. Lisa graduated with her MFA in nonfiction writing from the University of Arizona, where she co-ran the student Works in Progress Reading Series hosted at literary nonprofit Casa Libre en la Solana; she currently serves on the Board of Directors at Casa Libre. Her work has been published in drunken boat, Diagram, Back Room Live, The Tucson Weekly, and in the textbook A Student’s Guide to First-Year Writing (UA Press). She also writes songs, sings, and plays guitar and is currently in the Americana band ‘Tis a Wail. In her previous lives, she has been a news reporter, freelance writer, adult literacy advocate, activist, retail clerk, intern, camp counselor, and the communications director for a large San Francisco nonprofit serving the homeless and low-income. At her blog The Dictionary Project, an ongoing manuscript, she writes posts inspired by one dictionary word, selected at random, each week. She has many favorite words—her favorite one at the moment: grace.
Orchestra Descarrego is an improvisational group initilized by Paulo Hartmann, Lucio Agra and Giulinano Tosin, during 2007 E-Poetry, Paris. Presented in Trickhouse is the first recording of the group with Chris Funkhouser, Denis Koishi, Giuliano Tosin, Marcel Rocha, Marco Scarassatti, and Paulo Hartmann.
Carolie Parker is a poet and visual artist residing in Los Angeles. In the past year, she was a visiting artist at The American Academy in Rome and a McDowell fellow in poetry. She curates the poetry series at Kristi Engle Gallery in Los Angeles.
Sarah Paul is a transdisciplinary artist focusing on the intersection of pop music, science, fine art and social action. With a BS in Mathematics, and MFA in Visual Studies, she has a wealth of knowledge and talents to apply to her work. In addition to her academic studies, Sarah has been writing and performing theatrical music with both pop and experimental bands in the U.S. and
abroad since 1989. She is currently teaching at the Cleveland Institute of Art in the T.I.M.E. Digital Arts Department.
Christian Peet is an author and a publisher. He runs Tarpaulin Sky Press. Someday he’ll be dead.
Michelle Naka Pierce is the author of Beloved Integer (2007) and TRI/VIA (2003), a collaboration with Veronica Corpuz. Her work has been anthologized in For the Time Being: The Bootstrap Book of Poetic Journals and Saints of Hysteria: A Half-Century of Collaborative American Poetry, and her pedagogical interviews have appeared in Rain Taxi, Teachers and Writers, and Transformations. She teaches hybrid writing at Naropa University.
Deborah Poe is the author of the poetry collections Elements and Our Parenthetical Ontology. For more information, visit www.deborahpoe.com.
Mili Pradhan works primarily in video, installation and photography to explore personal and haptic sensibilities in passing moments and everyday banality in search of ambiguities and altered meanings. Her works are characterized by reappropriation of the social everyday into a psychological sphere of personal and cross-cultural memories. Originally from Nepal, Mili is currently based in New York, where she is teaching workshops at the Squeaky Wheel and is completing her M.F.A in Media Art Production at the University at Buffalo (UB). www.milipradhan.com
John Ratajczak is an artist, musician and designer from Colorado. His music incorporates traditional and electronic instruments that are further processed to create sound that is at once familiar yet has an otherworldly pull. He also works with The Plake from South Orkney Island.
Jason Reed holds a BA in Geography from the University of Texas-Austin and an MFA in Photography from Illinois State University. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Photography at Texas State University. Culling from the archives of Borderland Collective he has created gallery and public space exhibitions of collaborative work in Texas, Illinois, Brooklyn, Washington, D.C. and Mexico City. He has received grants from Texas State University, the Texas Commission on the Arts, Labotonica, and the Sappi Ideas that Matter program. Outside of his collaborative role, his individual work has been exhibited at the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, St. Edwards University in Austin, UTSA Satellite Space in San Antonio, Box 13 in Houston, NYU 7th Floor Gallery, in the 2011 Texas Biennial, and this summer at Co-Lab Gallery in Austin and Anika Handelt Galerie in Vienna, Austria.
Michael Renovich is an ontologist and a traveller In his work and in his life he aspires to the concious repurposing of objects and otherwise as a form of ritual in documenting his personal and occurring event. Previous Reconstructions include his former and since dismantled home made from the tail cone of a fairchild C-119G ‘flying boxcar’ He was born and raised in mississippi and currently resides in devon england where he makes his living as a carpenter and spends his free time studying cheng hsin, composing haiku and recording sounds and music. Reconstruction of the Fable [a reconstruction of REM’s Fables of the Reconstruction (1985)] was recorded with gratitude exclusively for Trickhouse Vol IV during the month of janurary 2009.
Andrea Rexilius is currently working towards her PhD in Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Denver. Her poetry and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in Bird Dog, Cab/Net, How2, LVNG P–Queue, and Volt, among others. She currently edits the Denver Quarterly.
Martin Riker is Associate Director of Dalkey Archive Press and editor for the Press’s critical magazines the Review of Contemporary Fiction and CONTEXT.
Lara Rivera is a South African artist living in Chicago since 2007. She has an MFA from Glasgow School of Art and has exhibited in Scotland, the Netherlands, South Africa and USA. www.lararivera.com
Elizabeth Rollins has published in Green Mountains Review, Tarpaulin Sky, The New England Review, GW Review, The Bellevue Literary Review and The Philadelphia Citypaper, among others. She is the author of The Sin Eater, a chapbook, Corvid Press, 2004. She received a Special Mention in the 2007 Pushcart Prize Anthology, and a New Jersey Prose Fellowship in 2003. She has just finished a novel, titled Origin.
Kerri Rosenstein’s work often relates to themes of impermanence and the cyclic nature of things. Primarily an artist, she also curates and teaches for various programs, including Trickhouse and Caldera – an arts mentorship program for underserved youth. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally, with recent installations in Baltimore, Maryland; Kona, Hawaii; Miami, Florida; Houston, Texas; and Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Her cat lives in Missoula, Montana.
Tomaz Salamun is widely recognized as one of the leading Central European poets. He lives in Ljubljana and occasionally teaches in the USA. His recent books translated into English are The Book for my Brother, Poker, Woods and Chalices,There’s the Hand and There’s the Arid Chair. His Blue Tower is due by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in Fall 2010.
Susan Sanford is a Northern California artist fascinated by the fragments left behind. Things fall apart, and seem to ask to be put back together in some flawed, ambiguous wholeness. Inspiration comes from literature and from the materials she uses, there are little marriages in her work as a scrap of fabric or watch face meets its counterpart in its new environment. Her assemblages have the narrative quality of lost stories. She has also explored mosaic sculpture, sometimes helping along the forces of entropy with a hammer. Currently she is working on the series “Altered Ancestors”, found photographs altered with paint,ink, embroidery and ephemera, resulting in a cast of heroes, saints, clowns and botanical oddities. Her website is http://mosanford.com/. She also has a blog http://artsparktheatre.blogspot.com/
Noah Saterstrom is a visual artist, writer, and publisher. In addition to painting and drawing, he has made video works (Empty Houses, 2008), written essays (Amateur Art, Denver Quarterly, 2007) and an animation with writer Kate Bernheimer (Wastrels Find a Home). Recent exhibitions include a text/image collaboration with poet Anne Waldman entitled Soldiering (University of Arizona Poetry Center, Blaze Vox Books), Bunny Magic: 100 Works on Paper (Yardmeter Editions, Brooklyn, NY), Now We’ll Decide Who Comes from Where (Carol Robinson Gallery, New Orleans, LA) and Memory[Memory] (Lodginghouse Mission Homeless Shelter, Glasgow, Scotland). He maintains Noah’s Work-a-Day Page where he posts drawings and paintings on a daily basis. www.noahsaterstrom.com
Selah Saterstrom is the author of The Meat and Spirit Plan and The Pink Institution (both published by Coffee House Press). She co-curates SLAB PROJECTS, an artist/writer-curator initiative concerned with exploring the gaps between decay and reconstruction in ruined or abandoned landscapes. She teaches in the creative writing program at the University of Denver and in the Naropa Summer Writing Program.
Shayna Schapp is an artist living in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. She is an instructor for the Interactive/Media/Design department at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague and the art editor of Versal. She is also a collaborator with Reckoning Amsterdam, an after-school program for marginalized youth that uses art as a vehicle for character education. Schapp’s work has been exhibited in the USA and UK.
Lisa Schumaier travels and works on independent projects. Currently, she tills land on the largest fault line in the US. It crosses five state lines and cuts across the Mississippi River in three places. She is the fugitive Dot Devota, whose recent and forthcoming poems can be found in Cannibal and Denver Quarterly.
Joan Schuman makes stories out of sound for broadcasts, gallery installations, online venues, virtual spaces, festivals and CD compilations. She curates radio programs and sonic arts and teaches online in the Media Studies program at The New School for Public Engagement. She lives in Arcata, California. Explore her work at HyperAcousia.
Brandon Shimoda was born in Yellow Picnic, USA. He is the author of The Alps (Flim Forum Press, 2008), The Inland Sea (Tarpaulin Sky Press, 2008) and O Bon (Litmus Press, forthcoming), as well as five volumes of collaborative work. He is currently at work on two book-length burial plots and lives in one of the many shadows of Chief Leschi’s hanging.
Eleni Sikelianos is the author of a hybrid memoir (The Book of Jon) and six books of poetry, most recently Body Clock. Her translation of Jacques Roubaud’s Exchanges on Light appeared in 2009. She has been the happy recipient of a number of awards, from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Fulbright Fellowships, The National Poetry Series, New York Foundation for the Arts, and the Gertrude Stein Awards for Innovative American Writing, among others. She has collaborated with visual and video artists, and performs a leading role in two films by Ed Bowes. At present, Sikelianos teaches in and directs the Creative Writing Program at the University of Denver. She shares her days with the novelist Laird Hunt and their daughter Eva Grace.
Toni Simon is an interdisciplinary artist living in Brooklyn with her husband Nick Piombino. She recently illustrated his book Contradicta: Aphorisms (Green Integer, 2010). Her drawings have been exhibited at the Drawing Center and the A.I.R Gallery. Earth After Earth, her book of illustrated prose, is forthcoming from Lunar Chandelier Press.
Laura Sims is the author of two books of poems: Practice, Restraint, (winner of the 2005 Fence Books Alberta Prize), and Stranger (Fence Books, 2009). She is a co-editor of Instance Press, and has written book reviews for Rain Taxi, Boston Review, and Jacket. She teaches English at Baruch College in Manhattan, and lives in Brooklyn.
Sam Slater carries with him a background in Community–based Arts practices, Photographic practices, Environmentalist perspectives, and a continued commitment to providing stimulating and engaging Arts programming to the youth of today.
Andrea Spain is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Western Illinois University, where she teaches courses on postcolonial literatures, film and critical theory. Her work investigates philosophies of time, materiality and becoming. Her work—and her former life in the rustbelt town of Buffalo, NY—informs her curatorial endeavor for Trickhouse, Vol 7. One loves Buffalo for everything it’s not, and, for whom it draws into its orbit.
Julianna Spallholz’s work has appeared in Caketrain, Cranky, Gargoyle, and Sleepingfish, among others. She lives both in Tucson, AZ, and on a small farm in upstate New York.
Joni Sternbach uses early photographic processes to create contemporary landscapes and seascapes. Her photography has taken her to some of the most desolate deserts in the American West to some of the most prized surf beaches on both coasts of the US. Recently she traveled to Byron Bay, Australia as part of Art Park/Atlantic’s new Artist-in-Residence program. Sternbach’s monograph, SurfLand, which captures portraits of surfers in tintype, was published in May 2009 by Photolucida. She is represented by Joseph Bellows in La Jolla, CA, and Edward Cella Art and Architecture in Los Angeles. Her work is part of many public collections including the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego, CA, Maison Européenne de la Photographie in Paris, France; and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. She is the recipient of several grants including NYFA and CAPS and teaches at ICP and the Center for Alternative Photography in NYC. www.jonisternbach.com
Zoë Stonyk ‘s artistic interest revolves around collaborative site specific performance and installation, instigating unexpected scenarios that blur and blend the relationship between artist and audience. She has also been active in the field of curation and is currently pursuing studies in art education at Concordia University. In addition, he does stuff and is interested in things.
Rae Strozzo is a transgendered artist, writer and educator. He is a south Georgia born, happy transplant to the west. Rae’s work includes drawing, painting, photography, mixed media and performance. After receiving his MFA in photography from the University of Arizona in 2008, he became an adjunct professor of digital photography at Pima Community College. He also teaches reading and works as a freelance graphic designer. He enjoys traveling, swimming, taking long walks on the beach, and loves the hell out of teaching. His website is www.greyareaarts.com.
Mathias Svalina is a co-editor of Octopus Magazine & Books. He is the author of the chapbooks Why I Am White (Kitchen Press, 2007), Creation Myths (New Michigan Press, 2007) & most recently The Viral Lease (Small Anchor Press, 2008). With Julia Cohen he has three
collaboratively written chapbooks available or forthcoming. His first full-length book, Destruction Myth, is forthcoming from Cleveland
State University Press in 2009.
Shelly Taylor is the author of two chapbooks–Peaches the Yes-Girl (Portable Press at YoYo Labs, 2008) & Land Wide to Get a Hold Lost In (Dancing Girl Press, 2009). A full-length collection titled Black-Eyed Heifer will be available in April/May 2010 from Tarpaulin Sky Press. From southern Georgia, Taylor currently calls Tucson, Arizona home.
Cyane Tornatzky is an electronic artist based out of Colorado. Along with generative and interactive electronic artwork, she used video as a medium to explore aspects of the human condition such as mortality, identity and gender.
TC Tolbert is a gender-queer feminist, photographer, thinker, and poet. S/he earned his MFA from the UA in 2005 and is currently the Assistant Director of Casa Libre, an adjunct instructor at Pima Community College, and an instructor for Outward Bound. S/he is a member of Movement Salon, a compositional improvisation group in Tucson. His poems can be found, or are forthcoming, in The Drunken Boat, The Pinch, Shampoo, Volt, A Trunk of Delirium, and jubilat. He enjoys climbing up things, cleaning things, and moving things around in his head. He is in love with all things pink.
Raphael Umscheid is a visual artist/musician living in Austin, TX. He is fascinated by geography and surreal fantasies. His greatest joy would be to find an unknown continent or, at least, a small geographic feature. Until then, he will imagine what that scene might look and feel like. More of his work can be seen at www.soyuz11.com. He can be reached at email@example.com.
Alva Unger is a graphic designer based in Vienna. She recently graduated at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. www.alvaunger.com
Richard Upchurch is a native Mississippian, living and working in New York. He is a composer, producer and musician who spent nine years touring with the Emma GIbbs Band. He has written music for feature films including the award winning documentary Rough South of Larry Brown, and composed for theater productions at Lincoln Center Institute, 78th Street Theater Lab, and Fordham Univerisity. Richard’s interest in expanding how we experience and control sound has led to his developing prototypes intended to reinforce musical instruments as collaborative, sociable objects to be experienced in community. www.richardupchurch.com
Denise Uyehara is an interdisciplinary performance artist/writer/playwright whose work has been presented across the United States (the Walker Art Center, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Highways Performance Space), and internationally (the Institute for Contemporary Art in London, the Kiasma Museum in Helsinki, Dokkyo Performance Studies Conference and the Morishita Studio in Tokyo, the Fourth World Conference on Women, Beijing, Women in View Festival in Vancouver). She was a founding member of the Sacred Naked Nature Girls.
Nico Vassilakis works with both textual and visual alphabet. Recent books include Staring @ Poetics (Xexoxial Editions, 2011), West of Dodge (redfoxpress, 2010), Protracted Type (Blue Lion Books, 2009), staReduction (Book Thug, 2008), and Text Loses Time (Many Penny Press, 2007). His Vispo videos have been shown at festivals and exhibits of innovative language art. He was a founding member of the Subtext Collective. Nico, along with Crag Hill, edited THE LAST VISPO: A Visual Poetry Anthology 1998 – 2008 forthcoming from Fantagraphics Books (Fall 2012). Samples of Nico’s work can seen at http://staringpoetics.weebly.com/.
Borjana Ventzislavova was born and grew up in Sofia, Bulgaria. She is currently based in Sofia and Vienna. She graduated in visual media art / digital art at the University for applied arts, Vienna (2005). She works in the fields of photography, film/ video, installation, and new media and deals with issues such as Identity and Marginalization of Individuals, as well as different social groups, migration and cohabitation. In the broader sense the everyday connections and social relations play a central role in her work. She realized serial of collaborative projects together with dezentrale medien and nebudu group. Her works have been exhibited internationally at solo and group shows as well as at media art and film festivals. www.nebudu.net
Sara Veglahn was born and raised in the American Midwest. Recent work has appeared in or is forthcoming in Conjunctions, Sleepingfish, Octopus, Fence, 26, Fairy Tale Review, and elsewhere, and anthologized in Poets on Painters (Ulrich Museum of Art, 2007). She is the author of three chapbooks: Closed Histories (Noemi Press, 2008); Falling Forward (Braincase Press, 2003); and Another Random Heart (Margin to Margin, 2002), and is co-author of the chapbook That We Come to a Consensus (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2006), a collaboration with poet Noah Eli Gordon. Currently, she is the Associate Editor for the Denver Quarterly and teaches literature at Naropa Universit and creative writing at the University of Denver, where she is completing her PhD.
Verbobala Spoken Video is a bi-national video performance group based in Mexico City and Tucson, Arizona. Of diverse backgrounds, the members include video artist Moisés Regla, border poet Logan Phillips, and acclaimed media designer, Adam Cooper-Terán. Verbobala creates bilingual site-specific performance art that challenges the traditional concept of artistic genres. Like international borders, the separation between artistic forms and languages has become increasingly amorphous and irrelevant. Their pieces play with the limits between cinema and literature, performance and installation, orchestration and improvisation, English and Spanish, audience and artist.
Cecilia Vicuña performs and exhibits her work widely in Europe, Latin America and the US. She is also a political activist and founding member of Artists for Democracy. Since l980 she lives in New York and Chile. She has been creating “precarious works”, ephemeral installations in nature, cities and museums since l966, as a way of “hearing an ancient silence waiting to be heard.” She lectures and teaches workshops and seminars, for indigenous communities, and universities, such as Naropa University, Denver University, SUNY Purchase and Universidad de Buenos Aires. She recently completed a performance tour of four Latin American countries, along with the American poet Jerome Rothenberg. Her visual work has been exihibited at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de Santiago, The Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) and The Whitecahel Art Gallery in London, and at The Whitney Museum of American Art and MoMA (Museum of Modern Art), in New York, among many others.
Danielle Vogel is writing toward an amniotic narrative—one that performs itself while also performing its multiple selves within the shutterings of syntax. She dreams of writing a woman who dislocates herself into place through narrative. Her writing has appeared most recently in The Collagist, Sidebrow, and Horse Less Review, she is the author of lit, and her writing will be featured adjoined to the paintings of JL Schnabel during the summer of 2010 in a show titled Planchette. She met Joan Dickinson at the University of Denver where she is currently a PhD candidate.
Anne Waldman, poet, professor, performer, and cultural activist is the author of over 40 books and small press editions of poetry and poetics, including most recently Manatee/Humanity and the anthology Beats at Naropa, co-edited with Laura Wright. Other titles include Fast Speaking Woman, IOVIS (I&II), Vow to Poetry: Essays, Interviews and Manifestos, Marriage: A Sentence, In the Room of Never Grieve, Structure of the World Compared to a Bubble, Outrider, Red Noir and Martyrdom. She also edited The Beat Book, and is co-editor of Disembodied Poetics: Annals of the Jack Kerouac School, The Angel Hair Anthology, and Civil Disobediences: Poetics and Politics in Action. Her numerous CDs include The Eye of the Falcon and Matching Half (with Akilah Oliver), with music and production by Ambrose Bye. She has performed her work on stages across the American continent and abroad, collaborating with Douglas Dunn and dancers and musicians on the performance “Tanks Under Trees” in Houston and Manhattan, and with artists Donna Dennis and Pat Steir on recent book projects. She has participated in conferences and festivals in Beijing, Berlin, Vienna, Nicaragua and Prague and has taught recent practicums at the Zen Mountain Monastery and Naropa University. She works with writer/director Ed Bowes on a number of video/movie projects.
Walking Turcot Yards is a blog created by a Montreal based photographer/artist. The project, Walking Turcot Yards: Art, Architecture, and The Urban Landscape, provides a living documentation of the Turcot Yards, a vast incredible “abandoned” space in the south west of Montreal.
Shelton Walsmith is a painter and photographer working in the Gowanus Canal area of Brooklyn, New York. His work has been published by The Paris Review, Knopf, Vintage, Rizzoli Books, Paris Vogue, Denver Quarterly, Unsaid Magazine, New York Tyrant and others. He has exhibited in New York, San Francisco, Prague and Austin. He is currently represented by the Brooklyn based gallery Causey Contemporary Gallery. Walsmith is the founder, curator and host of the event series Yardmeter Editions. See sheltonwalsmith.com and yardmeter.blogspot.com
Lewis Warsh is the author of numerous books of poetry, fiction and autobiography, most recently A Place In The Sun (2010), Inseparable: Poems 1995-2005 (2008), Ted’s Favorite Skirt (2002), Debtor’s Prison, in collaboration with Julie Harrison (2002), The Origin of the World (2001), Touch of the Whip (2001) and Money Under the Table (1998). He is editor and publisher of United Artists Books and director of the MFA program in creative writing at Long Island University, Brooklyn. Mimeo Mimeo #7 (summer 2012) features his poems, stories and collages.
Phoebe Wayne is the author of a chapbook called Lovejoy (c_L press, 2010). Some of her recent work appears in the magazines Foursquare, With + Stand, Peaches and Bats, and Vanitas. She lives in Portland, Oregon and works in the children’s department of a public library.
Helen White (www.krikri.be/helen) was born in Britain in 1977 and now lives in Ghent, Belgium, where she co-organizes festivals, exhibitions and other poetry events as a member of the Krikri polypoetry collective. Recent publications include a contribution to the anthologies Zieteratuur (Uitgeverij Passage, Groningen, 2010) and Last Vispo (forthcoming). She has two chapbooks, How to Quote Visual Poetry (postfluxpostbooklet, 2010) and an untitled chapbook in the This Is Visual Poetry series (Paper Kite, 2010). By day she works for the Logos Foundation, where she helps take care of an orchestra of 47 musical robots and a little white dog called Floesj.
Quintan Ana Wikswo is a cross-disciplinary artist working at the intersections of text, visual art, and video installation. Her work appears in museums, galleries, and performance spaces through North America and Europe this year, including the Musée des Moulages in Lyon, Schloss Plüschow and the Kebbel Villa at Oberpfälzer Kunstlerhäus in Germany, and at the Museum of Jurassic Technology, the Boston Court Performing Arts Center, the Alfred Newman Concert Hall at the University of Southern California, and Phyllis Stein Art in Los Angeles. A regular contributor to Conjunctions and Denver Quarterly, her text work has appeared or is forthcoming in Tin House, Kenyon Review, Drunken Boat, New American Writing, Alaska Quarterly Review, Mississippi Review, DIAGRAM, and many others. Her book of photographs and hybrid text, Schwarzer Tod and the Useless Eaters, is forthcoming with Catalysis Projects in autumn 2010. www.QuintanWikswo.com
Tessie Word lives in Portland, Oregon and works in sound and new media. She often explores how memories of violence color the construction of narratives.She is currently working on a long form radio documentary about growing up in the tsunami zone.
A Wrecked Tangle Press is the collaborative project of Alaska McFadden & Jessica Elsaesser. Established in 2007, AWTP began as a correspondence and has since defined itself as a small press devoted to the understanding of books as experiences. Their work has been included in the exhibitions of such organizations as Proteus Gowanus, Central Booking, The NY Art Book Fair, the Rutger’s University Book Arts Symposium, and The Human Book Festival, and in the collections of Swarthmore College, Skidmore College, Baylor University, University of Miami, Massachusetts College of Art + Design, among others. AWTP continues to focus on producing original work that is interactive, approachable, and expands traditional notions of the book. For more information please visit awreckedtanglepress.com
Sherri Lynn Wood is an interdisciplinary artist who utilizes a variety of needle-craft, including quilt making, crochet, and embroidery to create social sculptures that invite participants to explore their relationships to voice, emotion, histories and healing. She holds a Masters of Theological Studies from Emory University and a Master of Fine Arts in sculpture from Bard College. She is currently based in Oakland, CA. daintytime.net, mantratrailer.com, passagequilts.com
James Yeary is a member of Portland, Oregon’s collective-run reading series Spare Room, for whom he has orgaznized a marathon reading of Charles Olson’s The Maximus Poems, and an afternoon of poetry for multiple voices. With Spare Room member David Abel, he is organizing a celebration of the work of Jackson Mac Low. His work has been featured in the magazinesLa Uña Enterrada, Peaches & Bats, Shifter, Teetotum, and With + Stand, as well as the chapbook W (Inkhorn, 2011). With Nate Orton, he regularly issues the psychogeographic zine series my day, and while the sun is low on the horizon, he operates the little press, c_L.