RYAN DOBRAN & WENDY LOTTERMAN
Ryan Dobran’s poetry books include: Story One (2014), Remote Carbon (Critical Documents, 2013), Shouts from OK Glamour (Barque Press, 2013) and Confection (Face Press, 2011). The Collected Letters of Charles Olson and J.H. Prynne is forthcoming from Univ. of New Mexico Press.
Wendy Lotterman’s chapbook is Intense Holiday (After Hours Limited, 2016). Recent work has appeared in Prelude, The Literateur, and is forthcoming from BOMB. She is doing her PhD in comp. lit. at NYU.
CHRISTIAN HAWKEY & HIMANSHU SURI
Christian Hawkey designed and coordinates the MFA in Writing at the Pratt Institute. He wrote The Book of Funnels (Wave Books, 2005) and Citizen Of (Wave, 2007), and the cross-genre book Ventrakl (2010, Ugly Duckling Presse). His work has been translated into over a dozen languages.
Himanshu Suri is an Indian-American artist primarily known for rapping under the name Heems, as a solo artist, Das Racist, and most recently, Swet Shop Boys with Riz Ahmed. Suri has performed, curated, or shown at the Whitney Museum, Guggenheim Museum, Met Breuer, and Aicon Gallery.
MICHAEL NICOLOFF & CHRISTOPHER STACKHOUSE
Michael Nicoloff is the author of the chapbooks Punks, Mixed Grill (Monologue Version), and I Hope You Die, as well as the CD Punkses (After Ketjak). With Alli Warren, he wrote Bruised Dick and Eunoia. He serves on the board of Small Press Traffic.
Christopher Stackhouse’s books include Seismosis (1913 press), Slip (Corollary press); Plural (Counterpath press); and forthcoming, In Parts (Blue Streak press.) He received his MFA in Writing/Interdisciplinary Studies from Bard College.
CHRIS TYSH & COLE SWENSEN
Chris Tysh’s, latest publications are Our Lady of the Flowers, Echoic (Les Figues, 2013), Molloy: The Flip Side (BlazeVox, 2012), and Night Scales: A Fable for Klara K (United Artists, 2010). Her play, Night Scales, a Fable for Klara K was produced at the Studio Theatre in Detroit. She holds fellowships from The National Endowment for the Arts and the Kresge Foundation.
Cole Swensen has authored 17 books of poetry; most recently, On Walking On (Nightboat, 2015). She has translated over 20 volumes of French poetry, prose, and art criticism. She was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, the National Poetry Series and other awards.
LISA ROBERTSON & ULJANA WOLF
Lisa Robertson is a Canadian poet who lives in France. She has published 8 books, most recently 3 Summers (Coach House Books, 2016).
Uljana Wolf has published four books of poetry, as well as essays, in German and translated numerous writers, among them Yoko Ono, John Ashbery, Charles Olson, Erín Moure, and Cole Swensen. The first book length translation of her work, Subsisters: Selected Poems is forthcoming from Belladonna. Her translator, Sophie Seita, will be reading with her.
LUCY IVES & LILA ZEMBORAIN
Lucy Ives is the author of several books of poetry and prose. Her novel Impossible Views of the World is forthcoming from Penguin Press in 2017. She lives in New York.
Argentinean poet Lila Zemborain is the author of eight poetry collections, two of which have been translated into English: Guardians of the Secret (Noemi Press, 2009) and Mauve-Sea Orchids (Belladonna, 2007). She teaches at the NYU MFA in Creative Writing in Spanish. She was awarded a 2007 Guggenheim Fellowship for poetry.
PAOLO JAVIER (with DAVID MASON) & JILL MAGI
Paolo Javier is the author of four collections of poetry, including Court of the Dragon (Nightboat Books, 2015). His collaboration with Listening Center (David Mason) will appear as a book/cassette, Ur’lyeh/Aklopolis (Texte und Töne, 2017). He will be joined onstage by David Mason. David constructs music under the identity of Listening Center, and finds inspiration in obscure soundtracks, ephemeral music, and eccentric recordings.
Jill Magi is author of Threads (Futurepoem), SLOT (Ugly Duckling Presse), Cadastral Map (Shearsman), and LABOR (Nightboat). Recent essays have appeared in The Force of What’s Possible: Accessibility and the Avant-garde, The Racial Imaginary, and The Eco-Language Reader. She teaches poetry, textiles, and cultural studies at NYUAD.
JULIA LOKTEV & SUKHDEV SANDHU
Julia Loktev’s ifilms include The Loneliest Planet, Day Night Day Night and Moment of Impact. She’s received a Guggenheim Fellowship and an Emerging Icons Award from George Eastman House. She’s working on a children’s book about a magic booger.
Sukhdev Sandhu is the author of London Calling, I’ll Get My Coat, and most recently, Other Musics (MoMA PS1, 2016). He writes for The Wire, Financial Times and The Guardian. He directs the Colloquium for Unpopular Culture at NYU.
THOM DONOVAN & MARISSA PEREL
Thom Donovan wrote Withdrawn: a Discourse (Shifter, 2016) and Withdrawn (Compline, forthcoming). He publishes ON Contemporary Practice. He edited Occupy Poetics (Essay Press, 2015).
Marissa Perel uses the polemics of identity and representation to create compositional models for performance, criticism, and curatorial projects. She is an AIR at Brooklyn Arts Exchange (BAX), making performances on choreography and disability, crip time and queerness, and power and access.
MARWA HELAL & JEREMY SIGLER
Marwa Helal, born in Al Mansurah, Egypt, has published poetry in Apogee, Day One, the Offing, the Recluse, and Winter Tangerine. She is the winner of BOMB Magazine’s 2016 Poetry Prize. Her essays and journalism have appeared in Poets & Writers, the American Book Review, Entropy, Egypt Today, Sukoon and elsewhere.
Jeremy Sigler is a poet, critic and teacher living in Brooklyn, New York. Sigler has had four collections of poetry published, including Crackpot Poet (Black Square Editions, 2010). His latest book, My Vibe (Spoonbill Books, 2017) is a collection of diaristic tales.
BRANDON BROWN & CAT TYC
Brandon Brown’s most recent books are The Good Life (Big Lucks) and Top 40 (Roof). His work has appeared recently in Fanzine, Art in America, The Best American Experimental Writing, The Felt, and Open Space. He is a co-editor at Krupskaya and occasionally publishes small press materials under the imprint OMG!
Cat Tyc is a Brooklyn based writer/videomaker whose work exists on the precipice of poetic mediology. Her work has screened locally and internationally and she co-directs the Poet Transmit, a project that engages in the connections between poetry, transmission, and performance. Recent writings have been published in Weekday, The Sink Review, 6x6 and Fashion Studies Journal and she is the author of the chapbook An Architectural Seance (Dancing Girl Press, 2017).
CARMEN GIMÉNEZ SMITH & ALDRIN VALDEZ
Carmen Giménez Smith wrote Odalisque in Pieces (2009) and the memoir Bring Down the Little Birds: On Mothering, Art, Work, and Everything Else (2010). Her most recent book, Milk and Filth (2013), was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. She is the editor of Puerto del Sol and publisher of Noemi Press.
Aldrin Valdez is a Pinoy painterpoet. They grew up in Manila and Long Island. Aldrin received fellowships from Queer/Art/Mentorship and Poets House. Their visual work and writing was published in ArtSlant, Belladonna, The Recluse, & Uncompromising Tang.
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VIVIEN GOLDMAN & SARADA RAUCH
Vivien Goldman is the author of five books. The musical Cherchez La Femme, co-written with Kid Creole, premiered in 2016. Resolutionary (Songs 1979-1982) was released by Staubgold in 2016. She teaches on rebel music at NYU’s Clive Davis Institute.
Sarada Rauch has exhibited at The Drawing Center, Hessel Museum Art, RH+ Gallery, Museum of Contemporary Art, Menthol Club Gallery, Central St. Martins, La Conservera, and the RISD Museum. Sarada was a co-director directors of Heliopolis Gallery in Brooklyn, and is a co-creator of the podcast called Around About.
HOSSANNAH ASUNCION & CHE GOSSETT
Hossannah Asuncion iteaches English 101 at a community college and works with teens at a museum. Her first collection, Object Permanence (Magic Helicopter Press, 2016) is freaking her out.
Che Gossett is a Black trans/femme theory queen cruising in the end times. They received the 2014 Gloria E. Anzaldúa Award from the American Studies Association Women’s Committee and a Radcliffe research grant. Che was one of the 2013 Archivists and Librarians Delegation to Palestine.