Word for/ Word

Contributors' Notes

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), 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.

Michael Broder is the author of This Life Now (A Midsummer Night’s Press, 2014). His work has appeared in BLOOM, Columbia Review, Court Green, and Painted Bride Quarterly, among other journals, as well as in a number of anthologies. He lives in Brooklyn with his husband, the poet Jason Schneiderman, and a number of cats, both feral and domestic, and works as a freelance medical writer.

Matthew Cooperman is the author of, most recently, the text + image collaboration Imago for the Fallen World, with Marius Lehene (Jaded Ibis Press, 2013), as well as Still: of the Earth as the Ark which Does Not Move (Counterpath Press, 2011), DaZE (Salt Publishing Ltd, 2006) and A Sacrificial Zinc (Pleiades/LSU, 2001), winner of the Lena-Miles Wever Todd Prize. Four chapbooks exist, in addition, including Little Spool, winner of the 2014 Pavement Saw Chapbook Prize. A new full-length collection, Spool, is forthcoming in 2016 as the winner of the New Measure Prize, from Free Verse Editions. A founding editor of Quarter After Eight, and co-poetry editor of Colorado Review, Cooperman teaches at Colorado State University. He lives in Fort Collins with his wife, the poet Aby Kaupang, and their two children.

John Gallaher and Kristina Marie Darling were born in Portland and Tulsa. Their collaborations appear in OmniVerse, Requited, diode, and elsewhere. They currently live and write in rural Missouri while also taking frequent trips on the bullet train from Paris to Agen.

Adam Golaski is the author of Color Plates and Worse Than Myself. He edited The Problem of Boredom in Paradise: Selected Poems by Paul Hannigan. Adam has poetry forthcoming in DIAGRAMand fiction forthcoming in the anthology Terror Tales of the Ocean. Visit Little Stories for more.

Anne Gorrick is a poet and visual artist. She is the author of: A’s Visuality (BlazeVOX Books, Buffalo, NY, 2015), I-Formation (Book 2) (Shearsman Books, Bristol, UK, 2012), I-Formation (Book 1) (Shearsman, 2010), and Kyotologic (Shearsman, 2008). She has co-edited (with Sam Truitt) In|Filtration: An Anthology of Innovative Poetry from the Hudson River Valley (Station Hill Press, Barrytown, NY, 2016). She has collaborated with artist Cynthia Winika to produce a limited edition artists’ book called “Swans, the ice,” she said with grants through the Women’s Studio Workshop in Rosendale, NY, and the New York Foundation for the Arts. She has also collaborated on large textual and/or visual projects with John Bloomberg-Rissman and Scott Helmes. She curated the reading series, Cadmium Text and co-curated (with Lynn Behrendt), the electronic journal Peep/Show. Her visual art can be seen at her blog, The Rope Dancer Accompanies Herself with Her Shadows.

Arpine Konyalian Grenier is an Armenian American from Beirut, Lebanon, author of four collections: St. Gregory’s Daughter; Whores from Samarkand; Part, Part, Euphrates; The Concession Stand: Exaptation at the Margins. Her poetry and translations have appeared in numerous publications including Columbia Poetry Review, The Iowa Review and anthologies by Two Ravens Press and Eyecorner Press (forthcoming). She lives and writes in Los Angeles.

Jeff Harrison has publications from Writers Forum, MAG Press, Persistencia Press, White Sky Books, and Furniture Press. He has e-books from BlazeVOX, xPress(ed), Argotist Ebooks, and Chalk Editions. 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, Xerography, Moria, Calibanonline, Coconut, Eccolinguistics, unarmed, Big Bridge, Sugar Mule, and elsewhere.

Katie Hibner is a confetti canon from Cincinnati, Ohio. Her poetry has been published or is forthcoming in Bone Bouquet, GlitterMOB, Horse Less Review, Smoking Glue Gun, and Yes, Poetry. She interns for Sixth Finch and Big Lucks, and is a freshman at Bennington College for the 2015-2016 school year.

W. Scott Howard teaches poetry and poetics in the Department of English at the University of Denver. He is the founding editor of Reconfigurations: A Journal for Poetics and Poetry / Literature and Culture. His poems may be found in afterimage, BlazeVOX journal, Burnside Reader, Denver Poetry Map, Diagram, Eccolinguistics, Ekleksographia, E.Ratio, Many Mountains Moving, word for / word, and Talisman. An e- book, ROPES (with images by Ginger Knowlton) is available from Delete Press (2014). His forthcoming monographs include a collection of poems, Transfigurations, and a volume of essays, Archive and Artifact: Susan Howe’s Whirlwind Poetics.

Christopher Mulrooney is the author of toy balloons (Another New Calligraphy), alarm (Shirt Pocket Press), supergrooviness (Lost Angelene), and Buson orders leggings (Dink Press). Christopher Mulrooney passed away in July, 2015.

Michael Sikkema was raised in rural Michigan in a working class family. He is the author of three full length books of poems, Futuring, January Found (Blazevox), and May Apple Deep (Trembling Pillow Press). He is also the author of several chapbooks, most recently Time Missing from Grey Book Press.

Elizabeth Witte is a writer and editor living in western Massachusetts. Her work has been published in a variety of journals and her chapbook Dry Eye is available form Dancing Girl Press. She is Associate Editor of The Common, and received her MFA from the Bennington Writing Seminars.