Friday, July 13, 2012

Summer in the Garden of a Dark Room

Kiely Sweatt started up Prostibulo Poetico and co directs Tri Lengua, a multi lingual reading series based out of Barcelona and soon to start up in NYC. She is founding editor of Libro Rojo, and co-editor of The Translation book, Volume 1. Her work has appeared online and in-print through such publications as, Barcelona Ink, Best American Poetry blog, Shampoo, Leveler and PaxAmericana among others. Her first full length collection, ´Origin of´ is almost available with Patasola Press and she is finishing a chapbook in translation with Knitting Guns Press.

Kate Lutzner's poetry and stories have appeared in such journals as Antioch Review, Poetry Magazine, Mississippi Review, The Brooklyn Rail, BlazeVOX and Rattle. She was awarded the Robert Frost Poetry Prize by Kenyon College and is recipient of the Jerome Lowell Dejur Award and the Stark Short Fiction Prize. Kate holds a J.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an MFA from City College.

B.C. Edwards is a producer at The Upright Citizens Brigade theater in New York. He was awarded the 2011 Hudson Prize for fiction and is the author of the collected stories "The Aversive Clause" (fall 2012) as well as two collections of poetry "To Mend Small Children," (february 2012) and "From the Standard Cyclopedia of Recipes" (fall 2013). He is a regular contributor to BOMBlog and his work can be found in Another Chicago Magazine, No Dear, The Sink Review, Mathematics Magazine, Hobart and others. He is also a Literary Death Match Champion and has the medal to prove it.

Lisa Marie Basile received her MFA from The New School. She is the author of Andalucia (Brothel Books.) Two collections are forthcoming: A Decent Voodoo (Cervena Barva) and Triste (Dancing Girl Press). Her work can be seen in Word Riot, La Fovea, PANK, kill author, Pear Noir, and elimae, among others. She is the founding editor of Patasola Press & the Patasola Review and is a managing member of The Poetry Society of New York and a contributor to thethepoetry. By day she works as a background and identity researcher and writer.

Tyler Flynn Dorholt's most recent chapbooks are The Point or What I Cannot Recall(greying ghost) and a Glottochronology (alice blue), with Thomas Cook. He curates end edits the film and writing series On the Escape as well as the print journal Tim (formerly known as Tammy).

Claire Donato's first book, Burial, will be published by Tarpaulin Sky Press this year. She holds an MFA from Brown and is 1/2 SPECIAL AMERICA.

Amy Lawless is the author of Noctis Licentia (Black Maze Books, 2008), as well as the chapbook Elephants in Mourning ([sic] Press, 2012) and My Dead, forthcoming (Forklift, Ink). She was named a 2011 New York Foundation for the Arts fellow. Some poems have recently appeared in the Pen Poetry Series, H_NGM_N, Sink Review, and Zócalo Public Square. She teaches creative writing at Rutgers University and lives in Brooklyn.

Ray DeJesús was born, raised, and still resides in Brooklyn, NY. His poetry has been publishedin Gobbet, The Best American Poetry's blog, Maggy, Augury Books, Peaches and Bats, PaxAmericana, Food I Corporation, Sinescope: A Journal of Arts. Work in Shampoo, Gondola,1913: A Book of Forms is forthcoming.

Stephanie Berger is the author of In The Madame's Hat Box, a chapbook from Dancing Girl Press, and her lastest collection Poem In Which I Am Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Permissive Death is looking for a publisher if you know one. Her poems have appeared in H_NGM_N, Coconut, and Whore Magazine, among many other publications. She is the Executive Director of The Poetry Society of New York, co-founder of the New York City Poetry Festival, and the Madame and creator of The Poetry Brothel. She's Editor-in-Chief of Brothel Books and teaches in the English Department at Pace University.

Jeff T. Johnson’s poetry is forthcoming or has recently appeared in *smoking
glue gun*, *dandelion magazine*, and The Organism for Poetic Research's *
PELT*. Other writing has appeared in *Sink Review,* *The Rumpus*, *Coldfront*, and elsewhere. With Claire Donato, he collaborates on SPECIAL AMERICA.He lives in Brooklyn, is Editor in Chief at *LIT*, and edits *Dewclaw*. For more information, visit

Ben Fama is the author of the chapbook Aquarius Rising (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2009) and New Waves (Minutes Books, 2011). He is the co-editor of Wonder, a publisher of art books, glossies, and pamphlets. His work has been featured in jubilat, notnostrums, LIT, Poor Claudia, Denver Quarterly, and on the Best American Poetry Blog.

Lauren Hunter is from North Carolina and lives in Brooklyn. She received her MFA in poetry from The New School and works with the team at Telephone Books as their Managing Editor. Lauren reads as Harriett Van Os with The Poetry Brothel and her chapbook, My Own Fires, was released by Brothel Books in 2011. Her poems and translations can be found online in pax americana, Lyre Lyre, Food I Corp Publishing Enterprise and in both English & Spanish in The Translation Project: Volume 1 (Brothel Books, 2011).

Christie Ann Reynolds is the author of Revenge Poems (Supermachine 2010), idiot heart (winner of The New School Chapbook Competition 2008) and her first full length is forthcoming with Coconut Books at the tail end of 2012. She co-curates Totem: poetry + other, lives in Brooklyn and is excited to design a poetry curriculum and teach science in a Montessori school this fall.

Gracie Leavitt's first book of poems—Monkeys, Minor Planet, Average Star—is forthcoming from Nightboat Books. A chapbook—Gap Gardening—is out this year from These Signals Press. Recently her poetry has appeared in Conjunctions, Lana Turner,LIT, No, Dear, The Recluse, Sentence, and SET. Transatlantic collaborations can be found in Whiskey & Fox's series "Parks and Occupation."

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