• Contributors' Notes

Daniel Barbiero is a writer, double bassist, and composer in the Washington DC area. He writes on the art, music and literature of the classic avant-gardes of the 20th century as well as on contemporary work, and is the author of the essay collection As Within, So Without (Arteidolia Press, 2021). His website is danielbarbiero.wordpress.com.

Michael Broder is the author of This Life Now (A Midsummer Night’s Press, 2014), a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Poetry. He lives in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn. His poems have been published in American Poetry Review, 2 Horatio, Cimarron Review, and many other journals and anthologies.

Angela Caporaso was born in 1962. A visual artist from Caserta, Italy, she began to take an interest in figurative arts in the eighties, exhibiting repeatedly both in Italy and abroad.

Jeff Crouch is alive in Texas.

Mark DeCarteret was born in Lowell, Massachusetts. He’s studied with Sam Cornish, Bill Knott, Tom Lux, Mekeel McBride, Charles Simic, and Franz Wright. He has hosted and organized two reading series, and co-edited an anthology of NH poets. He was Poet Laureate of Portsmouth NH, and twice a finalist for NH Poet Laureate. His poetry has appeared in American Poetry Review, AGNI, Boston Review, Caliban, Chicago Review, Conduit, Confrontation, Exquisite Corpse, Fence, Gargoyle, Hotel Amerika, Hunger Mountain, On the Seawall, Poetry East, and Plume. He sang and played guitar for the Shim Jambs. He sings and plays drums for Codpiece.

Mark DuCharme’s sixth full-length book of poetry is Here, Which Is Also a Place, new from Unlikely Books. Also new is his chapbook Scorpion Letters from Ethel. Other recent publications include his work of poet’s theater, We, the Monstrous: Script for an Unrealizable Film, published by The Operating System. His poetry has appeared widely in such venues as BlazeVOX, Blazing Stadium, Caliban Online, Colorado Review, Eratio, First Intensity, Indefinite Space, New American Writing, Noon, Otoliths, Shiny, Talisman, Unlikely Stories, Word/ for Word, and Poetics for the More-Than-Human World: An Anthology of Poetry and Commentary. A recipient of the Neodata Endowment in Literature and the Gertrude Stein Award in Innovative American Poetry, he lives in Boulder, Colorado, USA.

John Digby is an English-born poet and collagist specializing in archival black and white pure paper collage in a great variety of styles from figurative to abstract. He is the author of several books of poetry and co-author of a seminal book on archival collage materials and methods, The Collage Handbook (Thames and Hudson, 1985). More recently, he founded The Feral Press, an imprint of Prehensile Pencil Publications, publishing limited editions of poetry and prose illustrated in black and white.

Merridawn Duckler is a writer from Oregon, and the author of INTERSTATE (dancing girl press) and IDIOM (Washburn Prize, Harbor Review.) She has new work in Seneca Review, Women’s Review of Books, Interim, Posit, and Plume. She was the winner of the 2021 Beullah Rose Poetry Contest from Smartish Pace. She’s an editor at Narrative, and the philosophy journal Evental Aesthetics.

Connor Fisher is the author of The Isotope of I (Schism Press, 2021) and three poetry and hybrid chapbooks including Speculative Geography (Greying Ghost Press, 2022). He has an MFA from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a Ph.D. in Creative Writing and English from the University of Georgia. His poetry has appeared in journals including Denver Quarterly, Random Sample Review, Tammy, Tiger Moth Review, and Clade Song. He currently lives and teaches in northern Mississippi.

Brandi Katherine Herrera is an artist whose work in text, image, and sound explores the poetics of color and space. She is the author of MOTHER IS A BODY (Fonograf Editions, 2021); Mutterfarbe and Natürlicher, (Broken Cloud Press, 2016); a co-author of MAR (Lute & Cleat, 2018); and co-editor of The Lake Rises (Stockport Flats, 2013). Her work is held in the Seattle Art Museum’s permanent collection, Yale University’s Faber Birren Collection, UCLA’s Louise M. Darling Archive, University at Buffalo’s Poetry Collection, and Reed College’s Special Collections & Archives, and has been featured by the Seattle Art Museum, Cube Gallery, 23 Sandy Gallery, Poetry Press Week, The Volta, Octopus Magazine, The Common, and Poor Claudia, among others.

W. Scott Howard teaches in the Department of English & Literary Arts at the University of Denver, where he edits Denver Quarterly and FIVES. His books include Archive and Artifact: Susan Howe's Factual Telepathy (Talisman, 2019) and two collections of poetry, SPINNAKERS (The Lune, 2016) and ROPES (Delete, 2014). Scott lives in Englewood, CO, where he gardens and writes, following what crow dost.

Jane Joritz-Nakagawa's tenth full length collection of poetry is PLAN B AUDIO (Isobar, 2020). She is also the author of Poems: New and Selected (Isobar, 2018), and editor of the anthology women : poetry : migration (theenk Books, 2017). Born in the USA, Jane lives in central Japan.

George Kalamaras, former Poet Laureate of Indiana (2014–2016), is the author of fourteen full-length books of poetry and nine chapbooks. His most recent book is To Sleep in the Horse’s Belly: My Greek Poets and the Aegean Inside Me (Dos Madres Press, 2023). He is Professor Emeritus of English at Purdue University Fort Wayne, where he taught for thirty-two years.

Jukka-Pekka Kervinen is a Finnish composer, writer and visual artist. Lives in the middle of the forest, with wife and cats, spending his time composing music, playing guitar and clarinet, loves free jazz, poetry, and programming computers

Matthew Klane is co-founder of Flim Forum Press. He has an MA in Poetics from SUNY Buffalo and an MFA in Poetry from the Iowa Writers' Workshop. His books of poetry include Hist (with James Belflower,Calamari 2022), Canyons (with James Belflower, Flimb Press 2016), Che (Stockport Flats 2013) and B (Stockport Flats 2008). An e-chapbook from Of the Day is online at Delete Press, an e-book My is online at Fence Digital, and a chapbook Poetical Sketches is available from The Magnificent Field. He currently lives and writes in Albany, NY. His website is matthewklane.com.

J.I. Kleinberg is an artist, poet, and freelance writer. She lives in Bellingham, Washington, USA, and on Instagram @jikleinberg. Her visual poems have been published in print and online journals worldwide, including Atlas & Alice, Explorations in Media Ecology, Full Bleed, The Indianapolis Review, Otoliths, and Word For/ Word. Her visual poems were featured in a solo exhibit, orchestrated light, at Peter Miller Books, Seattle, Washington, in May 2022, and at the Skagit River Poetry Festival in October 2022.

Heller Levinson is the originator of Hinge Poetics. His most recent books are Dialogics (Anvil Tongue Press, 2022) Lure and Jus’ Sayn’ (Black Widow Press, 2022) with Query Caboodle & Shift Gristle scheduled for a spring 2023 release. He lives in New York.

Diana Magallón generates her art with the slowness of a miniaturist, the speed of a remote tasker, and the inspiration of 25 autonomous Mexicans.

Christopher Munde's first poetry collection, Slippage (Tebot Bach), won the Patricia Bibby Award, and his poems have previously appeared in Beloit Poetry Journal, Blackbird, Massachusetts Review, Third Coast, West Branch, and elsewhere. He is a graduate of the University of Houston’s MFA program and the recipient of an Academy of American Poets Prize. Presently, he lives and teaches in western NY.

J. D. Nelson experiments with words in his subterranean laboratory. His poems have appeared in many small press publications, worldwide, since 2002. He is the author of ten print chapbooks and e-books of poetry, including Cinderella City (The Red Ceilings Press, 2012). Nelson’s first full-length collection is in ghostly onehead, published by Post-Asemic Press in December 2022. Visit his website, MadVerse.com, for more information and links to his published work. His haiku blog is at JDNelson.net. Nelson lives in Colorado, USA.

Coco Owen who has published two chapbooks, Scar let Woe Man (Tammy) and Dress Forms (dancing girl press). Her poems have appeared in the Antioch Review, 1913: A Journal of Forms, CutBank, The Journal and The Feminist Wire, among many other venues. She works as a psychologist and divides her time between Los Angeles and the Big Island of Hawai'i. See more of her published work at poetrybycoco.com.

Benjamin Norman Pierce is a professional dishwasher with BA's in Philosophy, History, and English. He self-published a novel, Snuck Past Death and Sleep. and has two albums available on Spotify. He has had graphics in Penultimate Peanut, Ancient Heart, Convergence, Bitterzoet, Moebius, and Aji, and poetry in Lilliput Review, Poesy, Dragonfly, Raintown Review, Red Owl, Scifaikuest, Free Verse, Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets Calendar, Primordial Traditions, Convergences, Acme: a Journal of Critical Geography, Journal of the Western Mystery Tradition, Chiron Review, Euphony, Alchemy, Poetica Review, Aji, The Bees Are Dead, Portland Metrozine, Innumerable Stumble, Fly In The Head, Aberration Labyrinth, Dreich, Word For/ Word, Locust Review, and the Dillydoun Review. He is a recent cancer survivor.

James Sanders is a member of the Atlanta Poets Group, a writing and performing collective. He was included in the 2016 BAX: Best American Experimental Writing/ anthology. His most recent book, Self-Portrait in Plants, was published in 2015. The University of New Orleans Press also recently published the group’s An Atlanta Poets Group Anthology: The Lattice Inside.

Jacob Schepers is the author of A Bundle of Careful Compromises (Outriders Poetry Project 2014) whose poems and reviews have appeared in or are forthcoming from Word for/ Word, Verse, [PANK], Tupelo Quarterly, Entropy, and Midway Journal, among others. He received his MFA and PhD from the University of Notre Dame, where he now teaches in the University Writing Program. With Sara Judy, he edits the literary journal ballast.

D. E. Steward writes months like “Distinctly Cyan.” There are more than four hundred with more than two-thirds published. The earliest, from 1986 through 2016, further appear as Chroma (Volumes One through Five, Avant-Garde Classics/Amazon, 2018). Most are published as poetry, with enough autobio to make them nearly the enemy of the verity of remembering, of course what good writing must do.

Danni Storm is an artist, poet and musician living and working in Copenhagen. Work by Danni Storm may be found at: dannistorm.xyz

Lynn Strongin is a Pulitzer Prize nominee in poetry. She has poems in forty anthologies, and fifty journals, including Poetry and New York Quarterly. Her forthcoming books are The Sweetness of Edna and KIOSK (Erbace Press, Liverpool, U.K. 2023).

Bill Wolak is a poet, collage artist, and photographer who has just published his eighteenth book of poetry entitled All the Wind’s Unfinished Kisses with Ekstasis Editions. His collages and photographs have appeared recently in the 2022 Rochester Erotic Arts Festival, the 2020 International Festival of Erotic Arts (Chile), the 2020 Seattle Erotic Art Festival, the 2020 Dirty Show in Detroit, the 2018 Montreal Erotic Art Festival, and Naked in New Hope 2018. He was a featured artist in Best of Erotic Art (London, 2021).