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Ann Lauterbach's most recent book is Under the Sign. She teaches at Bard College.


Barbara Jane Reyes is an author and educator based in Oakland, CA. She currently teaches in the Yuchengco Philippine Studies Program at University of San Francisco. Find her online at


Edwin Torres’ work appears in the anthologies: Angels of the Americlypse: New Latin@ Writing (Counterpath Books), Aloud; Voices From The Nuyorican Poets Café (Holt) and in the forthcoming American Poets in the 21st Century: The New Poetics Vol. 2 (Wesleyan Press). His books include Ameriscopia (University of Arizona Press) and The PoPedology Of An Ambient Language (Atelos Books). He has a Writing Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania this year where he’s teaching a Poetry Performance course during the Spring.


Andrei Codrescu would like you to read his new poetry book, The Art of Forgetting, and his recent book Whatever Gets You Through the Night: a Story of Sheherezade and the Arabian Entertainments. 

Homage to Ralph Nader

Garrett Caples is the author of Power Ballads (Wave, 2016) and Retrievals (Wave, 2014), among other books. He's an editor at City Lights, where he curates the Spotlight poetry series, and is the co-editor of Incidents of Travel in Poetry: New & Selected Poems by Frank Lima (City Lights, 2016), Particulars of Place by Richard O. Moore (Omnidawn, 2015), and The Collected Poems of Philip Lamantia (California, 2013).

My Little Envoi, For Nancy, Travis, and Roswell

Jennifer Bartlett is the author of three collections of poetry and co-editor of Beauty is a Verb: The New Poetry of Disability. Recently, Bartlett published an op-ed piece in the New York Times on disability and sexuality. 

Make America Again

Greg Fuchs teaches students with disabilities to trust themselves and question everything. He has written scores of poems, published several books, and photographed many people, places, and things.

Trump Morning, A Grief Sequence

Sue Landers is the author of Franklinstein, a hybrid genre exploration of one Philadelphia neighborhood shaped by the forces of colonialism, capitalism, and racism.

Opinion Sonnet

John Yau has just completed a book of essays, The Wild Children of William Blake.

A nasty woman has a vision

Allison Cobb is the author of Born2, Green-Wood, Plastic: an autobiography, and After We All Died. She lives in Portland, Oregon, where she co-curates the reading, art, and performance series The Switch.

November 9th, 2016

Robert Booras is co-founder/co-director of UpSet Press. He is author of The New Night of Always (2016). He resides in Brooklyn.


Uche Nduka - poet, essayist, collagist - is the author of ten volumes of poetry of which the latest are Ijele (2012) and Nine East (2013). He currently resides in New York City and teaches Writing and Literature at Queens College.


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