Contributors' Notes

Jim Andrews is a poet-programmer-visual-audio-video media poet. His site has been the center of his work since 1996. There you can find all sorts of interactive poetry and much else. He lives in Vancouver Canada and is currently working as an editor at Adbusters.

Sacha Archer is a Canadian writer currently residing in Ontario. He was the recipient of the 2008 P.K. Page Irwin Prize for his poetry and visual art, and in 2010 he was chosen to participate in the Elise Partridge Mento Program. His work has appeared in journals such as filling Station, ACT Victoriana, h&, illiterature, NoD, and Experiment-O. He is the author of the chapbooks Dishwashing Event, Part One: Tianjin, China (no press, 2016), and Dishwashing Event, Part Two: Ontario (Puddles of Sky Press, 2016). His chapbooks Acceleration of the Arbitrary (Grey Borders) and Detour [D-1] (Spacecraft Press) are forthcoming.

Ginny O’Brien and Michael Basinski are married and partners in all. They take advantage of their close proximity to compose collaboratively using language as material and materials and color as language. The practice involves exchanging the compositions literally at the table, which is to say passing them back and forth and thereby dissolving the notion of the single artist. The compositions pool and they invite you to take an improvisational dip. Basinski continues his life-long practice ambassadoring for the realm of the poem. Ginny O’Brien is an exhibiting artist and arts activist in western New York and works to bring the visual arts into the practice of medicine. "Ghosts No. 1" was part of the exhibition: When Language Meets Art, December 2, 2016 – January 28, 2017, held at The Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts, Lubbock, Texas. O’Brien and Basinski recently published: Combinings with RedFox Press. See: "Ghosts No.2" was part of the 2017 exhibition: Text and Image at SITE:BROOKLYN Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.

Lana Bella is a three-time Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net, & Bettering American Poetry nominee, and an author of three chapbooks, Under My Dark (Crisis Chronicles Press, 2016), Adagio (Finishing Line Press, 2016), and Dear Suki: Letters (Platypus 2412 Mini Chapbook Series, 2016). She has had poetry and fiction featured with over 400 journals, including Acentos Review, Comstock Review, Expound, EVENT, Ilanot Review, Notre Dame Review, among others, and work to appear in Aeolian Harp Anthology, Volume 3. Lana resides in the US and the coastal town of Nha Trang, Vietnam, where she is a mom of two far-too-clever-frolicsome imps.

Darren C. Demaree is the author of six poetry collections, most recently Many Full Hands Applauding Inelegantly(2016, 8th House Publishing). His seventh collection, Two Towns Over , was recently selected the winner of the Louise Bogan Award from Trio House Press, and is due out March 2018. He is the Managing Editor of the Best of the Net Anthology and Ovenbird Poetry. He is currently living in Columbus, Ohio with his wife and children.

Mark Dow's chapbook "Feedback" and Other Conversation Poems appears at Mudlark: An Electronic Journal of Poetry and Poetics. His essay on translation and the Psalms is in John Donne and Contemporary Poetry (ed. Judith Herz, Palgrave, 2017). Dow is also author of American Gulag: Inside U.S. Immigration Prisons (California, 2005).

Mark DuCharme is the author of twenty volumes of poetry, mostly in print but a few online, ranging from chapbooks and pamphlets to book-length collections to his magnum opus, The Unfinished: Books I-VI (2013). Most recently, Counter Fluencies 1-20 appeared as part of the print journal The Lune (2017). His poetry has appeared in numerous other journals, both in print and online, among them Big Bridge, Bombay Gin, Caliban Online, Colorado Review, Mantis, New American Writing, OR, Pallaksch Pallaksch, Shiny, Talisman, and Vanitas. He lives in Boulder, Colorado.

Rebecca Eddy is visual poet from Cornwall, England. Rebecca's visual poetry has featured in a variety of journals, exhibitions, a chapbook and even a poster or two. A former English teacher, candy floss maker and brass band conductor; Rebecca is currently busy raising two tiny, awesome daughters.

Raymond Farr is author of Ecstatic/.of facts (Otoliths 2011), and Writing What For? across the Mourning Sky (Blue & Yellow Dog 2012), sic transit—“g” (Blue & Yellow Dog 2012, 2016), and Poetry in the Age of Zero Grav (Blue & Yellow Dog 2015). Raymond is editor of Blue & Yellow Dog, now archived at & publisher/editor of a new poetry blog The Helios Mss at

Evan Gray is a poet and visual artist from the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina. His poems have appeared in Inter rupture, ‘Pider, Otoliths, and others. His chapbook, Blindspot (The Rest, will be available soon with Garden-Door Press. He works and studies at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington.

Arpine Konyalian Grenier has four collections; her poetry and translations have appeared in numerous publications, more recently in Journal of Poetics Research and Barzakh. She lives and writes in Los Angeles.

Jeff Harrison has publications from Writers Forum, Persistencia Press, and Furniture Press. He has e-books from BlazeVOX and Argotist Ebooks. His poetry has appeared in An Introduction to the Prose Poem (Firewheel Editions), The Hay(na)ku Anthology Vol. II (Meritage Press), The Chained Hay(na)ku Project (Meritage Press), Sentence: a Journal of Prose Poetics, Otoliths, Moria, Calibanonline, unarmed, Big Bridge, and elsewhere.

Janis Butler Holm has served as Associate Editor for Wide Angle, the film journal. Her prose, poems, and performance pieces have appeared in small-press, national, and international magazines. Her plays have been produced in the U.S., Canada, and England.

J.I. Kleinberg is artist, poet, freelance writer, and co-editor of Noisy Water: Poetry from Whatcom County, Washington (Other Mind Press, 2015). A Pushcart nominee and winner of the 2016 Ken Warfel Fellowship, her found poems have appeared recently in Diagram, Heavy Feather Review, Rise Up Review, The Tishman Review, Hedgerow, Otoliths, and elsewhere. She lives in Bellingham, Washington, and blogs most days at

Danika Stegeman LeMay lives in Minneapolis and works at Frontrunner Screen Printing with her husband. She has an MFA in creative writing from George Mason University. Her work has appeared in Alice Blue Review, Cimarron Review, CutBank Literary Journal, Denver Quarterly, Forklift, OH, Juked, Lo-Ball, NOÖ Journal, and Poetry City, USA, among other places.

Rich Murphy’s reviews also appear in an upcoming issue of New Orleans Review where he reviews Spool by Robert Cole: "Spool Spin." Murphy’s poetry has won two national book awards: Gival Press Poetry Prize 2008 for Voyeur and Press Americana Poetry Prize 2013 from The Institute for American Studies and Popular Culture for Americana. Other books include Body Politic 2017 by Prolific Press; and The Apple in the Monkey Tree 2007. Chapbooks include Great Grandfather, Family Secret, Hunting and Pecking, Rescue Lines, Phoems for Mobile Vices, and Paideia.

Barbora and Tomas Pridal are the new no wave duo “Deceased Squirrel on the Phone.” Barbora is a photographer and plays drums. Tomas is a visual artist and plays guitar along with echo voice. As “Deceased Squirrel on the Phone” they produce minimalist lo-fi songs influenced by noise and psychedelia, with lyrics based on surreal humor. Their name refers to a squirrel that was fried in erotic neon at the club Moulin Rouge. Their website can be found here:

Leslie Seldin lives and works in New York City. Her poems have appeared in Leveler, Bateau, Sentence: A Journal of Prose Poetics,, Sixth Finch, and iO: Journal of American Poetry.

D. E. Steward's Chroma Volumes One through Five are in press with Archae Editions, Brooklyn, a collection of 360 months, September 1986 through August 2016, one of which he is gratified to also be publishing in Word For/Word along with two more in press at Raritan.

Mark Young's most recent books are Ley Lines and bricolage, both from gradient books of Finland, The Chorus of the Sphinxes, from Moria Books in Chicago, and some more strange meteorites, from Meritage & i.e. Press, California / New York. A limited edition chapbook, A Few Geographies, was recently released by One Sentence Poems as the initial offering in their new range.