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John M. Bennett  has published over 300 books and chapbooks of poetry and other materials.  Among the most recent are rOlling COMBers (Potes & Poets Press), MAILER LEAVES HAM (Pantograph Press), LOOSE WATCH (Invisible Press), CHAC PROSTIBULARIO (with Ivan Arguelles; Pavement Saw Press), HISTORIETAS ALFABETICAS (Luna Bisonte Prods), PUBLIC CUBE (Luna Bisonte Prods), THE PEEL (Anabasis Press), GLUE (xPress(ed)), LAP GUN CUT (with F. A. Nettelbeck; Luna Bisonte Prods),  INSTRUCTION BOOK (Luna Bisonte Prods), la M al (Blue Lion Books), CANTAR DEL HUFF (Luna Bisonte Prods), SOUND DIRT (with Jim Leftwich; Luna Bisonte Prods), BACKWORDS (Blue Lion Books), NOS (Redfox Press), D RAIN B LOOM (with Scott Helmes; xPress(ed)), CHANGDENTS (Offerta Speciale), L ENTES (Blue Lion Books), NOS (Redfoxpress), SPITTING DDREAMS (Blue Lion Books), ONDA (with Tom Cassidy; Luna Bisonte Prods), 30 DIALOGOS SONOROS (with Martín Gubbins; Luna Bisonte Prods), BANGING THE STONE (WITH Jim Leftwich; Luna Bisonte Prods), FASTER NIH (Luna Bisonte Prods), and RREVES (Editions du Silence).  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.  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 U.

Jim Berger is a senior lecturer in American Studies and English at Yale. His publications include a book on post-apocalyptic sensibility (After the End: Representations of Post-Apocalypse, U. of Minnesota Pr., 1999). He iscurrently working on a book on depictions and ideologies of cognitive and linguistic impairment in modern fiction.

Michael Brandonisio resides in New York City.  His work has appeared in Otoliths, Moria, >kill author, and other places.

Anhvu Buchanan’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in 580 Split, Boston Literary Magazine, Cream City Review, Parthenon West Review, William and Mary Review, and Transfer. In 2006, she was the inaugural recipient of the Steger Award, Virginia Tech’s undergraduate poetry award. Currently, she is a student in the MFA program at San Francisco State University. She has served as the poetry editor of Fourteen Hills – SFSU Literary Review and co-curate the Living Room Reading Series.

Sean Burn is a writer, artist and performer with numerous publications and exhibits in international venues.

Kate Dougherty’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Carolina Quarterly, Cannibal, SIR! Magazine, Used Cat, and Action, Yes. Her chapbook, We Trundle We Ignite, is from Scantily Clad Press. She has an M.F.A. from Columbia College Chicago, where she served as editorial assistant on Court Green.

Rebecca Eddy is a visual poet from Cornwall, England particularly interested in interdisciplinary poetics, semiotics and catachresis. Her work can be found in a variety of journals such as Otoliths, Moria, Other Clutter and Stride magazine. In addition, her work has been exhibited in Europe.

Mónica Gomery is a graduate of the Creative Writing program at Goddard College. Her writing has appeared in Shearsman Magazine, Scythe, Bridges Journal, and Shadowtrain. She co-edits and publishesNever on Time Journal, based out of Philadelphia, and hosts a monthly poetry salon accompanying the journal.

Tom Hibard’s work has appeared in numberous journals, including Big BridgeSidereality,Poetic InhalationMilkJacket, and elsewhere. His poetry collections include Nonexistence,Gessom, Delancey StreetHuman Powers, NocturnesSongs of Divine LoveEnchanted Streets, andAssembly.

Kara Imre received her MFA in Writing from Sarah Lawrence College and holds a BA in Writing and Theatre from Emerson College. Her work has appeared in Jellyroll and Spooky Boyfriend, among others. She lives and writes near the PEZ candy factory.

Karl Kempton’s visual poems have been nationally and internationally published and exhibited since 1974. He edited and published Kaldron between 1976-1990 and is co-editor of an on-line edition published by Karl Young at . Some of his works can be seen at LogoliaUnlikely Storieseratio, and Blackbox.

Laura Kochman’s poems can be found in Front Porch Journal and Bat City Review.

Amy Kohut’s work has been published in numerous journals. More of her work is available at Visual Flave.

Lily Ladewig is currently finishing her MFA in poetry at UMass Amherst where she also teaches creative writing. Her poems have been published in Drunken Boat, Invisible Ear, Juked, Thermos, and she has a chapbook entitled "You Are My Favorite Person of the Year" from Mondo Bummer Books.

Gracie Leavitt (sick about the market, charmed by invention, for whom syntax is a function of the soul) is an MFA candidate at Brooklyn College. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Sentence, Lana Turner, Sugar House Review, Washington Square, Caketrain, 2River, Fourteen Hills, La Petite Zine, and elimae. She recently collaborated with Kolekt::f to stage the original full-length play PITCH at La Mama E.T.C. and has further designs on such multidisciplinary productions. Homes she’s known up till now include: the Pine Tree State, the Hudson Valley, West Philly, invisible cities.

Karen Lepri is an M.F.A. candidate in poetry at Brown University.  Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Best New Poets42 OpusKonundrum Engine Literary Review, and Center: A Journal of Literary Arts. She is an assistant poetry editor for Inertia.  

A. J. Patrick Liszkiewicz is a media artist and writer, an assistant editor at the online journal Anti-, and a member of the art collective RUST, LTD. He is the author and editor of several chapbooks, including ALPHABET MAN (Slack Buddha Press, 2010) and COUNT AS ONE (New River, 2009), as well as a forthcoming full-length collection, AFEELD. His work has recently appeared in Diagram, Glitch, Hobart, Kotaku, Otoliths, Oxford Magazine, and the Zaoem Festival of Contemporary Poetry. Beginning in Fall 2011, he will be a Provost's Fellow in the iMAP PhD program at the University of Southern California.

Sara Michas-Martin lives in San Francisco and teaches creative writing at Stanford and Goddard College. Her recent poems have appeared or are forthcoming in the American Poetry Review, The Believer, Denver Quarterly, Harvard Review, jubilat and elsewhere. Read more at

bruno neiva. Portuguese. 28. Writer, poet and artist. Editor of umaestruturaassimsempudorreedições and editorialbricollage.

Derek Pollard is co-author with Derek Henderson of the book Inconsequentia (BlazeVOX 2010). His poems, creative non-fiction, and reviews appear in American Book Review, Colorado Review, Court Green, Diagram III, H_ngm_n, Pleiades, and Six-Word Memoirs on Love & Heartbreak, among numerous other anthologies and journals. He is currently a contributing editor for Barrow Street, Inc., and is on faculty at Brookdale Community College, at Pratt Institute, and at the Downtown Writer’s Center in Syracuse, New York. More information can be found at

Stephen Ratcliffe’s books include REAL (Avenue B, 2007), Portraits & Repetition (The Post-Apollo Press, 2002), SOUND/ (system)(Green Integer, 2002). He published Listening to Reading, a book of essays on contemporary experimental poetry, wtih SUNY Press in 2000.  He lives in Bolinas with his wife and two and a half year old son and teaches at Mills College in Oakland.

Elizabeth Sanger’s work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Drunken Boat, TYPO, Harp & Altar, the Saranac Review, and Fence. She lives in Florida.

Ian Seed's new collection, Shifting Registers, is now available from Shearsman. See their website for details and review by John Ashbery.

Paul Siegell is the author of three books of poetry: the forthcoming wild life rifle fire (Otoliths Books, 2010), jambandbootleg (A-Head Publishing, 2009) and Poemergency Room (Otoliths Books, 2008). Currently in Philadelphia, he is a staff editor at Painted Bride Quarterly, and has contributed to The American Poetry ReviewCoconut, Rattle and many other fine journals. He has also been featured in the Philadelphia City Paper, Paste Magazine, Relix Magazine and elsewhere exciting. Kindly find more of Paul's work (poems, comics, videos) at his ReVeLeR @ eYeLeVeL.

Elizabeth Terrazas received her MFA in Writing from California College of the Arts. Her work has been published in Beeswax, Wunderkammer, "Will Work For Peace," the Texas Poetry Calendar, the California Quarterly, Monday Nite Lit, Mirage and a few other places. She has blog called "BlackberryPodPoems."

Serena M. Tome  writes from the edge of Atlanta, GA. She is the poetry editor for Leaf Garden Press. She has literary work published or forthcoming in  Ann Arbor Review, BlazeVox, Word Riot, Calliope Nerve, Moon Milk Review, and many other publications. She is co-editor of Differentia Press. You can find out more about Serena at

Andrew Topel’s work has been published in numerous journals. He edits Renegade, an online journal of visual poetry.