KATIE DEGENTESH & KATY BOHINC
Katie Degentesh's The Anger Scale was a Poetry Society of America award winner in 2009 and was excerpted for the most recent edition of the Norton Anthology of Postmodern Poetry. She is working on #poetry. employing Marianne Moore and Twitter and Reddit hashtags.
Katy Bohinc is the author of Dear Alain, a critique of Western philosophy in the guise of love letters (of a poet) to a philosopher, mostly addressed to Alain Badiou. She lives in NYC. She is working on a new book: The Community.
BEN TRIPP & BONI JOI
Ben Tripp is a poet/musician who has also written critically about poetry, as well as other books, painting & music for the Brooklyn Rail and HTML Giant online. He is the author of What About Frasier and, with Alex Hampshire, Port of Entry.
Boni Joi was born in North Miami Beach, Florida, raised in New Jersey and discovered her lost lineage in Salem, Massachusetts. Boni works as a photograph and reference archivist and lives with musical chef Tobi Joi in Brooklyn. She has read and performed her poems internationally.
RODNEY KOENEKE & EDWIN TORRES
Rodney Koeneke's most recent book of poems is Etruria. Earlier collections include Rouge State and Musee Mechanique. A new chapbook, Seven for Boetticher and Other Poems, is just out from Oakland’s Hooke Press. He lives in Portland, Oregon, where he teaches history at Portland State.
Edwin Torres' books include Ameriscopia and Yes Thing No Thing (Roof). He appears in the forthcoming anthology, American Poets In The 21st Century, The New Poetics Vol. 2. “Edwin Torres is our 21st Century Mayakovsky.” – Juliana Spahr
SANDRA SIMONDS & MEL NICHOLS
Sandra Simonds is the author of four collections of poetry: Steal It Back, The Sonnets, Mother Was a Tragic Girl, and Warsaw Bikini. She is a professor of English and Humanities at Thomas University in Thomasville, Georgia and lives in Tallahassee with her two children.
Mel Nichols is the author of Catalytic Exteriorization Phenomenon and other collections. Her current projects include a work titled Pink Noise.
Oct/Nov will feature collaborations between Drew Gardner’s Poetics Orchestra and each poet. The orchestra is a group of spontaneously conducted musicians dedicated to recombining music and poetry.
LEE ANN BROWN & KIT ROBINSON
Lee Ann Brown’s fifth volume of poetry, Other Archer, was published this year in French (tr. Stéphane Bouquet). She is the author of a song cycle, The 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time, curates poetry events through Torn Page, and runs Tender Buttons Press with Katy Bohinc.
Kit Robinson is the author of Determination and The Messianic Trees: Selected Poems, 1976-2003. His collaboration with Ted Greenwald, A Mammal of Style (Roof), was named among “the best poetry of 2014” by the Chicago Tribune. He lives in Berkeley.
JULIE EZELLE PATTON & LAYNIE BROWNE
Julie Ezelle Patton, NYC-based poet, improvising performer, visual artist, is the author of Notes for Some (Nominally) Awake. Her visualiterary installations can be explored in What I say, Eco Language Reader, I’ll Drown My Book. “B” and Writing With Crooked Ink are forthcoming.
Laynie Browne's most recent collections are P R A C T I C E, Scorpyn Odes and Lost Parkour Ps(alms) in two editions, one in English and another in French from Presses Universitaires de Rouen et du Havré (2014). She is a 2014 Pew Fellow.
BOB PERELMAN & ELISABETH WORKMAN
Bob Perelman, a core participant in Bay Area Language Writing group, has published more than 15 books of poetry, most recently IFLIFE (Roof). His latest critical book, Modernism the Morning After, is forthcoming in 2016.
Elisabeth Workman’s chapbooks include Opolis; Maybe Malibu, Maybe Beowulf; ANY RIP A THRESHOLD, and In the Event of Not-Having-an-Answer. Her first full-length collection, Ultramegaprairieland, came out in 2014. You Always Live Again is forthcoming with Dusie Press.
CORINA COPP & MORGAN PARKER
Corina Copp is the author of The Green Ray. Recent writing can be found in Out of Everywhere 2, Cabinet, BOMB, and elsewhere. She is currently developing a three-part play inspired by Marguerite Duras, The Whole Tragedy of the Inability to Love, to premiere in NYC in 2017.
Morgan Parker is the author of Other People’s Comfort Keeps Me Up At Night. Morgan is Cave Canem graduate fellow, winner of a 2016 Pushcart Prize, and poetry editor for The Offing. With Angel Nafis, she is The Other Black Girl Collective.
DIANA HAMILTON STEVE MCCAFFERY
Diana Hamilton is the author of Okay, Okay, as well as three chapbooks that came out in 2015: 1. Universe, 2. Some Shit Advice, and 3. 23 Women to Kiss Before You Die. She recently completed her PhD at Cornell University and now writes exclusively about anxiety.
Steve McCaffery is author of more than 40 books and chapbooks of poetry and criticism. His book Parsival is just out from Roof Books. Recent books include Tatterdemalion and Alice in Plunderland. He is the David Gray Professor of Poetry and Letters at the University at Buffalo.
HARRY BURKE JULIANA HUXTABLE
Harry Burke is a writer and Assistant Curator & Web Editor at Artists Space. He has published an ebook of poetry, City of God, in collaboration with the architect Alessandro Bava, and has edited the poetry anthology I Love Roses When They’re Past Their Best.
Juliana Huxtable is a poet, artist, model, and DJ living in New York. She is the author of Mucous In My Pineal Gland (Wonder, 2016).
FRANCESCA CAPONE & ERICA BAUM
Francesca Capone works at the confluence of visual art and experimental literature. Her most recent exhibition/publication, Writing in Threads, explores relationships between weaving and writing. She is the author of Primary Source and is in the visual poetry anthology, The New Concrete.
Erica Baum lives and works in New York. Recent solo exhibitions include “The Paper Nautilus,” at Bureau, New York, and “Stanzas” at Galerie Crevecour, Paris. In 2015 -2016 her work will be included in shows at the Guggenheim and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
SHIV KOTECHA & JAMES HOFF
Shiv Kotecha is the author of EXTRIGUE, OUTFITS, and PAINT THE ROCK. His installation, “Looking4Richard,” was recently displayed at Ginerva Gambino. He completes tasks for Collective Task and is a PhD Candidate at NYU. http://www.shivkotecha.com
James Hoff is a co-founder of Primary Information, an organization devoted to publishing artists’ books and art historical documents. Recent exhibitions include “Skywiper” at Callicoon Fine Arts (NYC), “The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over the Lazy Dog” at Supportico Lopez (Berlin).
ROBERT FITTERMAN & BRIAN DROITCOUR
Robert Fitterman is the author of 14 books of poetry, most recently No Wait, Yep.Definitely Still Hate Myself. He is a founding of the artists/writers collective, Collective Task. He teaches writing and poetry at New York University and at the Bard College.
Brian Droitcour is a writer, critic, and translator. He edits Klaus_eBooks and The Animated Reader: Poetry for Surround Audience. His chapbook user theory (beta) is due in January 2016, and with Yelena Kalinsky he is translating Elementary Poetry by Andrei Monastyrski.
KIM ROSENFIELD & TRISHA LOW
Kim Rosenfield is the author of five books of poetry. She is co-editor of the essay collection, Crude Love: Essays On Post-Conceptual Writing, and is a founding member of the artist’s/writers collective, Collective Task. She is a practicing psychotherapist and lives and works in NYC.
Trisha Low is the author of The Compleat Purge (Kenning Editions, 2013). She lives in Oakland.