derek beaulieu is the author of two books of poetry: with wax (Coach House, 2003) and fractal economies (Talon, 2006). He is the co-author (with Gary Barwin) of frogments from the frag pool: haiku after basho (Mercury, 2005) and co-editor of Shift & Switch: New Canadian Poetry (Mercury, 2005). His work has been shown and published internationally, and his latest work—a conceptual novel entitled Flatland—will be published in the UK by Information as Material in 2007. He is managing editor of filling station and an editor at endnote and
dANDelion. He lives in Calgary, Canada with his daughter.
C. Mehrl Bennett has published her poetry through numerous presses, including Luna Bisonte Prods. Her photography books include Photos from the Junk Heap and Photos from the Rock Heap (with poems by John M. Bennett, Jim Leftwich and Thomas L. Taylor). Her work has recently appeared in Otoliths, and was exhibited in the April, 2006 VISPO show in Cleveland, OH.
John M. Bennett has published over 200 books and chapbooks of poetry and other materials. Among the most recent are rOlling COMBers (Potes & Poets Press, 2001), MAILER LEAVES HAM (Pantograph Press, 1999), LOOSE WATCH (Invisible Press, 1999), CHAC PROSTIBULARIO (with Ivan Arguelles; Pavement Saw Press, 2001), HISTORIETAS ALFABETICAS (Luna Bisonte Prods, 2003), PUBLIC CUBE (Luna Bisonte Prods, 2003), THE PEEL (Anabasis Press, 2004), GLUE (xPress(ed), 2004), LAP GUN CUT (with F. A. Nettelbeck; Luna Bisonte Prods, 2006), INSTRUCTION BOOK (Luna Bisonte Prods, 2006), la M al (Blue Lion Books, 2006), CANTAR DEL HUFF (Luna Bisonte Prods, 2006), SOUND DIRT (with Jim Leftwich; Luna Bisonte Prods, 2006), and BACKWORDS (Blue Lion Books, 2007). He has published, exhibited and performed his word art worldwide in thousands of publications and venues. He was editor and publisher of Lost and Found Times (1975-2005), and is Curator of the Avant Writing Collection at The Ohio State University Libraries. His work, publications, and papers are collected in several major institutions, including Washington University (St. Louis), SUNY Buffalo, The Ohio State University, The Museum of Modern Art, and other major libraries. More information, and an archive of his work, is available at www.johnmbennett.net.
Sommer Browning's poems have appeared, or are forthcoming, in The New York Quarterly, spork, Forklift, Ohio, Mississippi Review, and other journals. Her comics, Asthma Chronicles, have appeared in The Stranger and online. She lives, works and plays in New York City.
Sue Carnahan has an MFA from the University of Arizona. Her chapbook-length poem “Auto Repair” won the Weldon Kees Chapbook Award and was published by the Backwaters Press in 2005. She has been a finalist for the Kore Press First Book Award, and her poems have appeared in 6x6, Shampoo, and can we have our ball back?, and other journals. She has been a book editor, water tester, highway construction worker, and owner of an auto parts store, but she is currently finishing a Master of Science in speech-language pathology. She lives in southeast Arizona.
Ben Doyle's first collection of poems Radio, Radio was selected by Susan Howe for the 2000 Walt Whitman award from the Academy of American Poets. His poems can be found in current or forthcoming issues of Boston Review, Tin House, Denver Quarterly, and Indiana Review. His new manuscript, Dead Ahead, is forthcoming from Ahsahta. He lives with his wife, the poet Sandra Miller, and their canine in Roanoke, where he teaches Creative Expression to tough kids—when he's not in Boise as Distinguished Visiting Writer. Doyle co-edits the Kuhl House Books contemporary poetry series of the University of Iowa Press. Beginning in Fall 2007, Doyle will be teaching at the University of San Diego.
Raymond Farr attended Florida State University. He now lives in Ocala, FL. His work has appeared, or is forthcoming, in Otoliths, Bird Dog, Dusie, As-Is, BlazeVox, Anemone Sidecar, Calliope Nerve, Cab/Net, and Sidebrow.
Adam Golaski co-edits Flim Forum, a new poetry press, and New Genre, a literary journal devoted to horror and science fiction.
Andrew Grace is a Stegner Fellow at Stanford University. His poems have appeared, or are forthcoming, in Poetry, Denver Quarterly, Boston Review, Poetry Daily, TriQuarterly, Iowa Review, Ninth Letter, and other journals.
Garth Graeper lives in Queens, NY, and is a member of the Ugly Duckling Presse publishing collective. His poems have appeared, or are forthcoming, in La Petite Zine, Bird Dog, the tiny, horse less review, zafusy, Small Spiral Notebook, and other journals. He has scattered hundreds of hand-made mini-chapbooks, Park Book 1 and Park Book 2, throughout the parks of NYC.
Eryn Green is a nominee for the 2007 Ruth Lilly Fellowship, awarded by the Poetry Foundation. He is a graduate student in the creative writing program at the University of Utah, where he serves as Editorial Assistant for Quarterly West. He finds tall trees outstandingly distracting.
Derek Henderson's work has appeared in Diagram, Barrow Street, Fence, Action Yes, GutCult, GoodFoot, New Delta Review, Flyway, and elsewhere. He lives in Salt Lake City.
Tom Hibbard's reviews have appeared in numberous journals, including Big Bridge, Sidereality, Poetic Inhalation, Milk, Jacket, and elsewhere. His poetry collections include Nonexistence, Gessom, Delancey Street, Human Powers, Nocturnes, Songs of Divine Love, Enchanted Streets, and Assembly.
Crag Hill has edited SCORE/SPORE Magazine since 1983. He has published numerous books, including Writing to Be Seen: An Anthology of Later 20th Century Visio-Textual Art (Core, Light and Dust, 2001), which he co-edited with Bob Grumman. He maintains a poetry blog at scorecard.
Geof Huth has created visual and other poems in a wide variety of formats: lineated verse, prose, paintings, drawings, and films. He has been published in venues as diverse as The American Poetry Review, Dreams and Nightmares, Kalligram, Lost and Found Times, Modern Haiku, La Poire D'Angoisse, Prakalpana Literature, ZYX, and atop bandaids. His chapbook of visual poems, "Out of Character," was published this year by Paper Kite Press. He writes almost daily on visual poetry at his blog dbqp: visualizing poetics.
Donna Kuhn is an author, poet, dancer, visual and video artist living in Northern California.
Dorothea Lasky is from St. Louis, but currently lives in Boston. She holds a BA in Classics and Psychology from Washington University, an MFA in Poetry from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and is currently working on her Ed.M in Arts in Education at Harvard University. She edits a chapbook series, along with the poet Michael Carr, through Katalanche Press.
Jan Lauwereyns teaches biological psychology at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. He has published five books of poetry, one novel and one book of essays in his native language, Dutch. His English publications are starting to surface in literary journals on the web and in print, including Turbine, Landfall, and Blackmail Press.
More of his work is available at Belgium - Poetry International.
Solamito Luigino's work has been featured in numerous international exhibits and journals, and he has collaborated with visual and digital artists from around the world. More of his work can be seen online at nonlinear poetry, bent spoon, the Mona Mail Art Show, generator, Star Fish, and The Five Million Copies Project. He lives in
Sandra Miller's first book, Oriflamme, was published by Ahsahta Press in 2005. Selections from her new work—Chora—keep popping up in Aufgabe, Verse, Crowd, La Petite Zine, and The Canary. She currently teaches on one of those one-year things at Hollins University, where she lives on Maggie's Farm with her husband, the poet Ben Doyle, and their dog, the dog Ronald Johnson. The founder and editor of an international journal and press of some repute, Miller is also a Distinguished Visiting Writer at Boise State and a recent recipient of the Paul Engle-James Michener Fellowship. Beginning in Fall 2007, Miller will be teaching at California State University-San Marcos.
Stan Mir's poems appearing in this issue are from a manuscript called The Rhino of our Dreams. More selections from this manuscript appear in Fascicle #3.
J. Michael Mollohan lives in Charleston, West Virginia. His visual poetry has been featured in numerous publications, including Spidertangle: The Book. His work has been exhibited at Harvard University, and taught in courses on modern poetry at the University of Iowa. More of his work is available at his websites: naplesyellow.com and ide-a.net.
For information on purchasing Mollohan's work appearing in this issue, please contact Mollohan at: cadredmedium at naplesyellow dot com.
T.A. Noonan received her MFA in fiction from Florida Atlantic University. Her work has appeared, or is forthcoming, in NoD, rout/e, melancholia's tremulous dreadlocks, Spell, FOURSQUARE, Stirring, Blink: Flash Fiction Before You Can Bat an Eye, and other journals. She is currently a PhD student at The University of Southern Mississippi's Center for Writers.
Craig Santos Perez, a native of the Pacific Island of Guahan (Guam), immigrated to California in 1995. He is the author of three chapbooks: blue outline (Achiote Press, 2006), constellations gathered along the ecliptic (Shadowbox Press, forthcoming 2007), and all with ocean views (Overhere Press, 2007). His poetry, fiction, essays, reviews, and translations have appeared, or are forthcoming, in Sentence, Traffic, Westwind, Tinfish, Jacket, Rain Taxi, Calque, Tea Party, and Watchword, among other journals.
Derek Pollard is currently on faculty at Monmouth Academy in Howell, New Jersey. He is an associate editor at New Issues Poetry & Prose, and a contributing editor at Barrow Street.
Ric Royer is a writer, performer and writer of performances. He performs with the Performance Thanatology Research Society, whose theatre pieces have been staged at the Ontological-Hysteric Theatre in New York, The D.C. Arts Center in Washington D.C, and Baltimore Theatre Project. Ric is also a founding editor of Ferrum Wheel and his poems, performance pieces, essays and reviews have appeared in publications such as Lost and Found Times, Plantarchy, Xtant, Performance Research Journal, Synapse and Pataphysica. His new book and CD, There Were One and It Was Two, was released by Narrow House Records in the Spring of 2007. For more works and words go visit his website at www.ricroyer.com.
Serge Segay was born in Russian and currently lives in Germany with his wfe Rea Nikonova. They have been key publishers and practitioners of mail art, concrete poetry, zaum, visual poetry, and other avant-garde traditions since the 1960s. Segay’s work has appeared in numerous international journals and art exhibits. His books include Made in Zaumland (Xexoxial Editions, 1993), Sobukvy (Gileia, 1996), Ein Noise Projekt (Writers’ Forum, 1999), and Melo Sing Sang Ong (Writers’ Forum, 1999).
Marcus Slease is a native of Portadown, N. Ireland. He is a former member of the Lucifer Poetics Group. He has published poems in Talisman, Columbia Poetry Review, Free Verse, Shampoo, and Fascicle. He is currently living and teaching in Rybnik, Poland.
“‘Godzeenie’ is a play on the Polish godzina which means ‘hour.’ So the poems are titled according to the time when composition began. Time is also a thematic concern.
‘Godzeenie’ is also a play on the sister word of godzina called godzenie. Godzenie means to make an agreement (ex. ‘Trudne jest godzenie pracy z zabawa’ – ‘It’s difficult to reconcile work and play’). It’s about coming to terms, making peace. Godzenie also shares roots with godziwosc, ‘justice/fairness’ and godnosc, ‘dignity.’
‘Godzeenie’ is the god of hours. I find myself addressing Godzeenie at all hours of the day and night.”
Theresa Sotto's poems have appeared in Spinning Jenny, Coconut, Shampoo, Typo, ZYZZYVA, and other journals. A chapbook of her poems is forthcoming in the Coconut Chapbook Series. Her poems appearing in this issue “are part of a manuscript entitled punctum, which investigates the nature of spectators and spectacles through the display of human beings. The form and/or diction of the poems in punctum pull from the formatting and language of scientific reports, exhibit panels, advertisements, and early-20th century anthropological discourse, among many other sources.”
Brian Strang, co-editor of 26: A Journal of Poetry and Poetics, lives in Oakland and teaches English composition at San Francisco State University and Merritt College. He is the author of Incretion (Spuyten Duyvil) and machinations (a free Duration ebook) among others. i n v i s i b i l i t y, a special edition with drawings by Basil King, is forthcoming from Spuyten Duyvil. Some of his recent writing has appeared, or is forthcoming, in Parthenon West, Free Verse, Five Fingers Review and New American Writing. Recent paintings can be seen at his site, Sorry Nature.
Thomas Lowe Taylor lives in southwestern Washington State on the Long Beach Peninsula and copublishes Xtant Magazine with Jim Leftwich. He is the author of The Homages of Eagle (2004) 900 p., two vols, from anabasis.xtant Books (1512 Mountainside Court, Charlottesville VA 22903, $100 plus s/h). His has work has appeared in eratio, samsara, Xpressd, EXP, MPRSND, tin lustre mobile, 5 trope, Moria, Big Bridge, BlazeVox, Great Works, QLRS, Neon Highway, and Softblow. Email: ttaylor002 at cenurytel dot net.
Nico Vassilakis lives in Seattle. His recent work includes DIPTYCHS (Otoliths, 2007), and Mort, a performance piece based on the life and music of the experimental composer Morton Feldman.
Ruy Ventura (b. 1973, Portalegre, Portugal) is a teacher living near Lisbon. His books of poetry include Architecture of Silence (Lisbon, 2000--Revelation Prize of the Association of Portuguese Writers), seven capitals of the world (Lisbon, 2003), How to Leave a House (Coimbra, 2003-Portuguese and Castilian edition) and A Little More On the City (Villanueva de la Serena, Spain 2004-Portuguese and Castilian edition). He has translated various Spanish, French and Flemish poets into Portuguese, has written essays on contemporary Portuguese poetry, traditional poetry and toponymy amd has contributed to various Portuguese, Spanish and Brazilian magazines. His blog can be visited at www.alicerces1.blogspot.com.
Dan Waber is a visual poet, concrete poet, sound poet, performance poet, publisher, editor, playwright and multimedia artist whose work has appeared in all sorts of delicious places, from digital to print, from stage to classroom, from mailboxes to puppet theaters. He is currently working on “and everywhere in between.” He makes his online home at logolalia.com.
Mark Wallace is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at California State University, San Marcos. His books of poems include Sonnets of a Penny-A-Liner (Buck Downs Books, 1996), Nothing Happened and Besides I Wasn't There (Edge Books, 1999) and Temporary Worker Rides A Subway (Green Integer Books, 2002). He is also the author of
Haze: Essays, Poems, Prose (Edge Books, 2004) and a novel, Dead Carnival (Avec Books, 2004). He is the co-editor of Telling It Slant: Avant Garde Poetics of the 1990s (University Alabama Press, 2001). He blogs at Thinking Again.
Ted Warnell lives and works in Canada. His work is represented in publications and exhibitions including Alt-X, Electronic Literature Organization, FILE, Iowa Review Web, Nurotus, Rhizome Artbase, SUNY Electronic Poetry Center, trAce, ubuweb, and Venereal Kittens. You can learn more about Ted Warnell at his website: warnell.com, and blogs: codepo() and mo'po.
Irving Weiss books include Infrapics: Xerolage 35 (Xexoxial Editions, 2005), Number Poems (Runaway Spoon Press, 1997), and Visual Voices: The Poem As a Print Object, (Runaway Spoon Press, 1994). He is also the author of Sens-Plastique (SUN, 1979) and Plastic Sense (Herder and Herder, 1972), both of which are translations from the French of Malcolm de Chazal's Sens-Plastique (Gallimard, 1948). Selections from his books, as well as other work, are available at his website: www.irvingweiss.net.
Brian Whitener currently lives in Mexico City. His translations include The Escraches (Chainlinks) and a translation of Lyn Hejinian's My Life into Spanish, (Bonobos). His poetry has appeared in the Denver Quarterly and Moria. He also forms a part of the La Lleca collective, a research and social-intervention project that carries out a number of programs in prisons in Mexico City.
Foro de Escritores
Andrés Anwandter was born in Valdivia, Chile in 1974. He studied psychology and political science and has published poems and translations in many magazines and anthologies in Chile and elsewhere. He is the author of El árbol del lenguaje en otoño (Autoedición patrocinada por la Universidad Católica, Santiago, 1996), Especies intencionales (Quid Ediciones, Santiago, 2001), Square Poems (Writers Forum Press, Londres, 2002) and Banda Sonora (Ediciones La Calabaza del Diablo, Santiago, 2006). His book Especies intencionales recieved the Premio Municipal de Poesía in 2002 and Banda Sonora the Premio de la Crísitca in 2006. His visual poetry can be found in the FDE's first anthology UNO (Colección Foro de Escritores, Santiago, 2004).
Guido Arroyo was born in Valdivia in 1986. At present, he is a student in the Escuela de Literatura Creativa de la Universidad Diego Portales in Santiago. In 2004, he published Entre el Olvido y la Memoria (autoedición – DeNosotros). In 2005, along with Salvador b.t., he developed a project of urban poetic intervention, Desaparición . In 2006, he co-directed a short film Plegaria and published the book-object Postales Bs. As. His essays, literary criticism, poems, and stories have appeared in various magazines, including Albatros (Monterrey), La Avispa (Mar del Plata), Tse – Tse (Buenos Aires), Grifo (Chile) and Cáñamo (Chile), as well as in the online journals www.letras.s5.com and www.lanzallamas.com. He is a columnist for The Vergara Street Journal (Santiago) and La Fosa (Temuco) and the editor of the magazine Badminton. He directs the press Alquimia. He is dyslexic and has suffered from dyslalia since birth.
Martín Bakero was born in Santiago, Chile in 1974. He is a member of PneuMatiKos and has presented performances, lectures, films, expositions, installations and radio programs in many locations throughout Europe and South America. He has experimented with combinatorial, genetic, quantum mechanic, and plasmatic arts. He studied electro-acoustic composition in Paris and is a psycho-therapist specializing in sever personality disorders. His publications include Philtre (Maelstrom editions, Bruxelas, 2005), AUREALIDAD with Andrés Anwandter (Paris-Santiago, 2004), Arborescence emotionelle, a CD, with Ramuntcho Matta (Hypnopop records, Paris, 1999), Fleuves & Flammes (Le Veilleur Editions, Paris, 2004), Glosolalaia (Paris, 2005), PNEUMATIKA (Colección Foro de Escritores, Santiago, 2006). He was included in the anthology Anthologie des Poetes pas Morts (Le Veilleur éditions, Paris 2001) and in Nouveaux poètes francais et francophones (Paris 2004). In 2007, he published VICEVERSA , Editions Eoliennes and Maelstrom, Paris-Bruxelles, and is currently preparing three albums for release: DISAUTONOMIA with Anita Tijoux, MOTOR NIGTHINGALE with Andrés Anwandter, INTERFERENCIAS with Ramuntcho Matta, all out soon from SomeTimes Records, Paris-Tokyo.
Anamaría Briede was born in Valparaíso, Chile in 1971. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts with a specialization in painting from the Universidad de Chile. Additional studies in the Facultad de Arte in Muenster, Alemania (1996). She has been the recipient of prizes such as la Beca DAAD, Facultad de Arte de Muenster – Alemania, Gráfica Mención de honor / Octavo Salón Regional de Artes Plásticas, Valparaíso XXIII Concurso de Becas de Amigos del Arte - XXII Concurso Nacional Arte y Poesía joven / Premio Poesía Vicente Huidobro. She has shown work in many group and individual exhibitions and has exhibited in the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Santiago de Chile, La Tour - París, Medizin in der Zeitgenosiche Kunst–kunst, Kuenslter, Sammle im Spiegel medizinischer Fragestellungen Museos Cultural de Wuerzburg, Museo de Arte de Ahlen Sala LAi, Gijón. Semántica, Centro de Arte Casa Duró de Mieres. 003 Rundgang – Recorrido / Facultad de Arte, Muenster. Dein Leben–ein Tag, Biblioteca Municipal de Muenster, 2002. Other work includes Altares Perforados, audio recordings of her poetry, and Columna verbal del cuerpo published in CINCO (Colección Foro de Escritores, 2004).
Tomás Browne was born in Viña del Mar, Chile in 1982. His book of poems, Trazar con Voz , was published in TRES from the Colección Foro de Escritores, Santiago, 2004. He is also a practitioner of gesturegraphies, a form of performance art.
David Bustos was born in Santiago in 1972. He studied literature and has since made his living as a screenwriter for TV. His books of poems include Nadie lee del otro lado (Mosquito ediciones, Santiago, 2001), Zen para peatones (Ediciones del Temple, Santiago, 2004) and Peces de Colores (Lom ediciones, Santiago, 2006). Peces de Colores received the 2007 Premio Municipal de Poesía Gabriela Mistral, which is given annually by the Municipalidad de Santiago.
Felipe Cussen was born in Santiago in 1974. He is a professor at the Universidad Diego Portales and is currently writing his doctoral thesis on hermetecism in poetry. He has published a book of poems about James Bond, Mi rostro es el viento (Libros de la Elipse, 2001), and was included in Gaborio, Artes de releer a Gabriel García Márquez (Jorale Editores, 2003), edited by Julio Ortega. Other work can be seen in DOS (Colección Foro de Escritores, 2004). His new book Deshuesos is just out from Editorial Animita Cartonera.
Kurt Folch was born in Valparaíso in 1970. He has his degree in English Literature from the Universidad de Chile. His books include Viaje Nocturno (Stratis, Santiago, 1996) and Thera (Calabaza del Diablo, Santiago, 2002), which won the Premio Municipal de Poesía 2003. Has participated in the FDE since 2004 and appears in several anthologies of contemporary Chilean poetry. He has translated David Bromige, George Oppen, Lorine Niedecker and Tom Raworth.
Gregorio Fontén was born in 1983. His book of poems, Contemplación, was published in 2001 in UNO (Colección Foro de Escritores). In 2002, he joined the Andean pop-rock group Chupilca del Diablo. He performs music and poetry around Santiago with Señora Buba Buba and forms part of Cuchufleta Punk, in which he sings and plays the piano.
Aida Goldfard was born in Santiago in 1976. She has studied theater, metaphysics, dance and painting. Currently, she is preparing a series of works called INANIMADA, which have been read at the FDE. Since December 2004, she has formed a part of the collective Lúdicos & Sonoros. She has published in the collection CATORCE/QINCE (Colección Foro de Escritores).
Martín Gubbins was born in Santiago in 1971. He has an MA from London University. During 2002-2003, participated in the Writers Form Workshop and London Under Construction. In 2003, exhibited his poetry in the gallery Kiron-Espace in Paris. Has published ALBUM (Ediciones Tácitas, Santiago, 2005) and was included in DIEZ (Colección Foro de Escritores, 2005). He has presented work both literally and artistically across South America and Europe. In 2007, the Writers Forum Press will publish (in English) a collective of his visual poetry titled London Poems 2001-2003.
Rodrigo Mardones was born in Santiago in 1974. Since 2004, has formed part of the collective Lúdicos & Sonoros. He has published in CATORCE/QINCE (Colección Foro de Escritores). Currently, he is preparing a manuscript concerning the translation of everyday experience into the poetic.
Luna Montenegro is a visual artist and poet born in Chile. For the last seven years she has lived and worked in London. She is the co-creator, with Adrian Fisher, of the art-action collective mmmmm and a member of PneuMatiKos, an international poetic collaboration, along with Martín Bakero. She has performed in countries in throughout Europe and Latin American and has collaborated with more than 500 artists, poets, musicians, photographers and filmmakers. She has published with the Writers Forum in London Basement Readings. Her work has also been included in CATORCE/QUINCE (Colección Foro de Escritores).
Javier Tlum was born in Santiago, three months prematurely, in 1983. He first entered the public view in 2003 with appearances in the anthologies 30 jóvenes poetas and Poesía: Obras completas de 10 poetas jóvenes. In 2004, he received a grant from the Fundación Pablo Neruda. In this same year, he became part of the Foro de Escritores.
Tomás Varas was born in Santiago in 1987. He studied in a catholic college and currently continues in a “prestigious” private university. He occupies himself with stenciling in the streets of Santiago and with preparing his first book, which will definitively and concretely present his youthful poetic trajectory. He has also given several workshops in graffiti and stencil in the FDE and in other locations, as well as playing around with experimental poetry of the geek variety.