William Allegrezza edits the press Moria Books and the webzine Moss Trill, and he teaches at Indiana University Northwest. He has previously published many poetry books, including Step Below: Selected Poems 2000-2015, Stone & Type, Cedar, Ladders in July, Fragile Replacements, Collective Instant, Aquinas and the Mississippi (with Garin Cycholl), Covering Over, and Densities, Apparitions; two anthologies, The City Visible: Chicago Poetry for the New Century and La Alteración del Silencio: Poesía Norteamericana Reciente; seven chapbooks, including Sonoluminescence and Filament Sense (Ypolita Press); and many poetry reviews, articles, and poems. He founded and curated series A, a reading series in Chicago, from 2006-2010.
Laszlo Aranyi (Frater Azmon) is a poet, anarchist, and occultist from Hungary. His books include (szellem)válaszok, A Nap és Holderők egyensúlya, and Kiterített rókabőr. His work has appeared in numerous publications. His twitter feed is twitter.com/azmon6.
Marcia Arrieta’s books include within sky (BlazeVOX Books, 2022), through time waves (Arteidolia Press, 2022), perimeter homespun (BlazeVOX books, 2019), archipelago counterpoint (BlazeVOX books, 2015), and triskelion, tiger moth, tangram, and thyme (Otoliths Books, 2011). She edits the journal Indefinite Space.
Andrea Astolfi is from Pescara, Italy. Astolfi’s work includes text, visual-poetry, asemic, glitch, poster, video, sound art, radioart, analogue and digital photography. Recent exhibitions include La Poesia Visiva e l’Olfatto, curated by Alice Valenti, Fondazione Berardelli, Brescia, November 2021; Z. T. L. Zona a Traffico Liminale, curated by Davide Galipò, Torino, September 202; Fiorifuochi, curated by Francesco D’Aurelio e Eleonora Cecere, Agropoli, September 2021.
John M. Bennett has published over 400 books and chapbooks of poetry and other materials. 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 Founding Curator of the Avant Writing Collection at The Ohio State University Libraries. Richard Kostelanetz has called him “the seminal American poet of my generation”. 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. His PhD (UCLA 1970) is in Latin American Literature. His latest books are Select Poems, Poetry Hotel Press/Luna Bisonte Prods, 2016; The World of Burning, Luna Bisonte Prods, 2017; Poemas visuales, con movimientos con ruidos con combinaciones (with Osvaldo Cibils), Deep White Sound, 2017; Olas Cursis, Luna Bisonte Prods, 2018, Sesos Extremos, Luna Bisonte Prods, 2018; Dropped in the Dark Box, Luna Bisonte Prods, 2019; Leg Mist, Luna Bisonte Prods, 2019; OJIJETE, Luna Bisonte Prods, 2020; Having Been Named: De-Reading Popol Vuh, Luna Bisonte Prods, 2021; IS KNOT, Luna Bisonte Prods, 2021; SIX MONTHS HACKING (with Jim Leftwich; Luna Bisonte Prods, 2021; and FORMATIO EST, (Luna Bisonte Prods, 2022).. He is co-editor, with Geoffrey D. Smith, of two works by William S. Burroughs: Everything Lost: The Latin American Notebook of William S. Burroughs; and William S. Burroughs' “The Revised Boy Scout Manual”: An Electronic Revolution; both published by The Ohio State University Press.
Seth Copeland teaches, studies, and writes in Milwaukee. His work has appeared in Yes Poetry, Kestrel, Heavy Feather Review, Drunk Monkeys, and Dream Pop, among others. He edits petrichor (https://petrichormag.com/) and Cream City Review (https://uwm.edu/creamcityreview/).
Cecelia Chapman Cecelia Chapman is an American visual artist and filmmaker. She works in storytelling, design, and painting in unusual ways - usually producing experimental short film, artist books, and works on paper. Her interest is in creating innovative visual language that merges design, symbol, and narrative, exploring consciousness, mythic narrative, and contemporary culture. The Dream Collector is a book, part II, from the multimedia project Planet of Dreams you can find at ceceliachapman.com.
Jeff Crouch lives in Texas.
Holly Day has been an instructor at the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis since 2000. Her writing has recently appeared in Hubbub, Grain, and Third Wednesday, and her newest books are The Tooth is the Largest Organ in the Human Body (Anaphora Literary Press), Book of Beasts (Weasel Press), Bound in Ice (Shanti Arts), and Music Composition for Dummies (Wiley). Her website is hollylday.blogspot.com.
Thomas Fink's eleventh book of poetry, A Pageant for Every Addiction (Marsh Hawk Press), appeared in 2020. He published Hedge Fund Certainty (Meritage Press and i.e. press) the year before, and Selected Poems & Poetic Series (Marsh Hawk) in 2016. He is the author of two books of criticism and co-editor of two critical anthologies, most recently Reading the Difficulties: Dialogues with Contemporary American Innovative Poetry (University of Alabama Press, 2014). His paintings hang in various collections. He is Professor of English at City University of New York-LaGuardia.
Jason Fraley is a native West Virginian residing in Columbus, OH. After 10+ years of dormancy, he has decided to start writing again. Prior publications include DIAGRAM, Caketrain, Copper Nickel, and others.
Vernon Frazer’s most recent poetry collection is Gravity Darkening.
Nora Free-Mather is a composer, arranger, and saxophonist from New York. She has written and performed with artists like David Murray, Butch Morris, Geri Allen, Mathew Tembo, and Macy Gray. She completed a PhD in composition at the University of Pittsburgh in 2014. Since relocating to Oakland in 2016, she has been a music instructor at San Francisco University High School, and the Athenian School where she directs student ensembles and teaches classes in music history and composition.
Marco Giovenale lives in Rome, where he works as an editor and translator. He’s founder and editor of GAMMM (https://gammm.org. His work includes linear poetry, asemic writing, photography, experimental prose pieces. His books include differx (http://vuggbooks.randomflux.info), Sibille asemantiche (Camera verde, 2008), This Is Visual Poetry (edited by Dan Waber, 2011), Asemic Sibyls (RedFoxPress, 2013), Syn sybilles (La camera verde, 2013), Asemic Encyclopaedia (IkonaLíber, 2019), Glitchasemics (Post-Asemic Press, 2020). His work has been anthologized in Anthology Spidertangle (Xexoxial, 2009), The Last Vispo Anthology (Fantagraphics, 2012), An Anthology of Asemic Handwriting (Uitgeverij, 2013), and A Kick in the Eye (Createspace, 2013). His websites are slowforward (http://slowforward.net) and differx (http://differx.tumblr.com).
Daniel Y. Harris is the author of numerous collections of xperimental writing. His Posthuman Series includes The Resurrection of Maximillian Pissante, Volume V (BlazeVOX, 2022), The Misprision of Agon Hack, Volume IV (BlazeVOX, 2021), The Reincarnation of Anna Phylactic (BlazeVOX, 2019), Volume III, The Tryst of Thetica Zorg (BlazeVOX, 2018), Volume II and The Rapture of Eddy Daemon (BlazeVOX, 2016), Volume I. His collections include The Underworld of Lesser Degrees (NYQ Books, 2015) and Hyperlinks of Anxiety (Červená Barva Press, 2013). His xperimental writing and sauvage art have been published in Alligatorzine, BlazeVOX, Buzdokuz, The Denver Quarterly, Dichtung Yammer, European Judaism, Exquisite Corpse, Marsh Hawk Press Review, The New York Quarterly, Notre Dame Review, perspektive, Poetry Salzburg Review and Word For/Word. He is the Publisher of Var(2x). His website is danielyharris.com.
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), Noon: An Anthology of Short Poems (Isobar Press), three Meritage Press hay(na)ku anthologies, Sentence: a Journal of Prose Poetics, Otoliths, Moria, and elsewhere.
MNJames (Maggie Niamh James) is a concrete poet, essayist, and nonbinary lesbian. Their work interrogates the intersections of transgenderism, anarchy, and PTSD status and has appeared in ANMLY, Thimble, and 82 Review, with work upcoming from Sinister Wisdom. She is the Editor-In-Chief of FATHERFATHERMAGAZINE. They moonlight as a roly-poly who lives in our brains, @pingotooby on Instagram. They currently live where they grew up in San Jose, California.
Jean Kane’s work has appeared in numerous publications, including Prairie Schooner, The Georgia Review, American Short Fiction online, South Dakota Review, Cimarron Review, Indiana Review, 3:AM, Hotel Amerika, and Fogged Clarity. Her book of poems, Make Me, was published by Otis Nebula in 2014. She is a recipient of the Otis Nebula First Book Award.She is a professor of English and women’s studies at Vassar College. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Comparative Literature and Art History from Indiana University, a master’s degree in English and creative writing from Stanford University, and a PhD in English from the University of Virginia. She has attended the Colrain Poetry Manuscript Conference and has been to the AWP on multiple occasions. She also enjoys drawing and frequent visits to her family back home in Indiana. Her poems appearing in this issue are part of her manuscript Saoirse's Unrest.
Adriana Kobor was born in Hungary in 1988. She has been active in the Netherlands and Belgium since 2006. Her poems aim to explore and extend the boundaries of language. The major part of her work is written in English, although she creates in other languages, as well, including Dutch, Hungarian, and Italian.
Irene Koronas is the author of numerous collections of xperimental writing. Her Grammaton Series includes siphonic, Volume VI (BlazeVOX, 2022), lithic cornea, Volume V (BlazeVOX, 2021), holyrit, Volume IV (BlazeVOX, 2019), declivities, Volume III (BlazeVOX, 2018), ninth iota, Volume II (The Knives Forks and Spoons Press, 2018) and Codify, Volume I (Éditions du Cygne, 2017). Her collections include Turtle Grass (Muddy River Books, 2014) and Pentakomo Cyprus (Červená Press, 2009). Her xperimental writing and sauvage art have been published in Alligatorzine, BlazeVOX, The Boston Globe, Buzdokuz, Cambridge Chronicles, E·ratio, Marsh Hawk Press Review, Offcourse, perspektive, slowforward, Taos Journal of International Poetry & Art and Word For/Word. She is the Publisher of Var(2x). Her website is irenekoronas.com.
Diana Magallón says that drawing was her first language. She is the author of Oxygenation, De l’oiseau et de l’eau, largoscabellosflotantes, Bravísima Reseña, and Fábulas Furtivas. Her works have appeared in E∙ratio, Word for/Word, Slova, Compostxts, Fenamizah, Moria, Sentence, Great Works, Otoliths, The New Postliterate, and Shampoo, among others. Her book, Letters, in collaboration with Jonathan Minton and Jeff Crouch, is available at Moria Books.
Andrew K. Peterson is an editor and author of five poetry books, most recently A blue nocturne notebook (Spuyten Duyvil Press, 2021). A chapbook The Big Game Is Every Night was mailed to the White House in 2017 alongside other publications from Moria Books’ Locofo Chaps as collective protest. Another chapbook bonjour Meriwether and the rabid maps (Fact-Simile) was part of an exhibition on poets’ maps at the University of Arizona Poetry Center. His poetry has also appeared as part of The Earth Archive exhibition at RISD Museum in Providence. A co-founder/editor of the online lit journal summer stock, he received an MFA in Poetry from Naropa University's Kerouac School. He lives in Boston.
Emmalea Russo's poems and writings on film and visual art have appeared in many venues, including Artforum, BOMB, and Granta. She is the author of G (Futurepoem, 2018), Wave Archive (Book*hug, 2019), and Confetti (Hyperidean, 2022).
Jacqueline Hughes Simon’s writing has appeared in the Cal Literature & Arts Magazine, The Cortland Review, Okay Donkey, Boaat Journal, Pennsylvania English, and the anthology Processing Crisis (Risk Press). She was nominated for Best of the Net by Okay Donkey in 2020. She attended the Napa Valley Writers’ Conference and is a member of The Community of Writers. She received her Master of Fine Arts in poetry from Saint Mary’s College of California. Jacqueline is a volunteer and board member of a donkey rescue nonprofit, where she works with and trains the donkeys.
Adam Strauss lives in Louisville, KY. Most recently, poems of his appear in the Brooklyn Rail, Blackbox Manifold, Black Warrior Review, The Columbia Review, Dream Pop, and Prelude.
Bill Wolak has just published his fifteenth book of poetry entitled The Nakedness Defense with Ekstasis Editions. His collages have appeared as cover art for such magazines as Phoebe, Harbinger Asylum, Baldhip Magazine, Barfly Poetry Magazine, Ragazine, Cardinal Sins, Pithead Chapel, The Wire’s Dream, Thirteen Ways Magazine, Phantom Kangaroo, Rathalla Review, Free Lit Magazine, Typehouse Magazine, and Flare Magazine. His collages have appeared recently in Naked in New Hope 2018, The 2019 Seattle Erotic Art Festival, Poetic Illusion, The Riverside Gallery, Hackensack, NJ, the 2019 Dirty Show in Detroit, 2018 The Rochester Erotic Arts Festival, and the 2018 Montreal Erotic Art Festival.