Matthew Rohrer is the author of 6 books of poems, most recently A Plate Of Chicken from Ugly Duckling Presse. A chapbook-length action/adventure poem They All Seemed Asleep was recently published by Octopus Books. With Joshua Beckman and Anthony McCann he wrote Gentle Reader!?a secretly published book of erasures of the Romantics. It is not for sale. He lives in Brooklyn.
from The Ones Who Listen (Book One of the Cywanu Trilogy)By Whit Griffin
APRIL 2023 | Poetry
Whit Griffin is a poet-medium and semi-professional hermit dwelling in Colorado. Author of such nonlinear metaphysical epics as We Who Saw Everything (Cultural Society) and Uncanny Resonance (Book Two, Lunar Chandelier Collective). With visual artist Timothy C. Ely he collaborated on the book Interior Voice / The Great Practice (Granary Books). Along with Eric Baus he is a resident wizard at Common Name Farm, through which he freely gives away visionary elixirs.
fiveBy Joe Elliot
JUNE 2022 | Poetry
Joe Elliot helped run a weekly reading series at Biblios Bookstore and then at the Zinc Bar in New York City for many years. He co-edited two chapbook series: A Musty Bone and Situations, and is the author of numerous chapbooks of his own, including: You Gotta Go In It's the Big Game, Poems to be Centered on Much Much Larger Pieces of Paper, 15 Clanking Radiators, 14 Knots, Reduced, Half Gross (a collaboration with artist John Koos), and Object Lesson (a collaboration with artist Rich O'Russa). Granary Books published If It Rained Here (a collaboration with artist Julie Harrison). His long poem, 101 Designs for the World Trade Center, was published by Faux Press as an e-book in 2003. Collections of his work include Opposable Thumb (subpress, 2006), Homework (Lunar Chandelier, 2010), and Idea for a B Movie (Free Scholars Press, 2016). For many years, Joe made a living as a letterpress printer. He now teaches English at Edward R. Murrow High School, and lives in Brooklyn.
Take it DownBy Barbara Henning
SEPT 2022 | Poetry
Barbara Henning is the author of five novels and eight collections of poetry, most recently a novelized biography of her mother, Ferne, a Detroit Story (Spuyten Duyvil 2022) and a collection of poems, Digigram (United Artists Books 2020). She is also the editor of Prompt Book: Experiments for Writing Poetry and Fiction (Spuyten Duyvil 2021). Born in Detroit, she has lived in NYC since 1984 with a year in India and five in Tucson. Presently she lives and writes in Brooklyn. barbarahenning.com
Death PoemsBy Michael McClure
APRIL 2021 | Poetry
Since his 1955 debut at the Six Gallery reading where Allen Ginsberg first read "Howl," Michael McClure (1932-2020) has been one of the most significant and well-known poets in the U.S. Mule Kick Blues and Last Poems, the final book he completed in his lifetime, appears this month from City Lights Books.