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Laura Jaramillo is a poet from Queens, and is the author of Material Girl (subpress, 2012). She is a doctoral candidate at Duke University where she is writing her dissertation on experimental film in Spain and Latin America. She lives in Durham and is an occasional film and book critic for various local and national outlets.


Toby Fitch lives in Sydney, Australia, works as a bookseller, a teacher, as poetry editor for Overland, and runs the Sappho Books poetry reading series. His books include Rawshock, which won the Grace Leven Prize for Poetry in 2012, and Jerilderies. ‘After the Orgy’, previously published in Cordite, and ‘Gen Y’ are inversions of two of Rimbaud’s Illuminations, and appear in The Bloomin' Notions of Other & Beau, forthcoming with Vagabond Press.


Michael Kelleher's third collection of poems, Museum Hours, is forthcoming from Blazevox Books in 2016. He is the Director of the Windham-Campbell Literature Prizes at Yale University and the former Artistic and Associate Director of Just Buffalo Literary Center in Buffalo, NY.


Allan M. Jalon is a New York-based writer whose work in poetry, fiction and journalism has appeared in a wide variety of publications. His poems have been published in the Rail, the Scapegoat Review, the Jewish Spectator and elsewhere.

from Orlando

Sandra Simonds is the author of five books of poetry including the forthcoming Further Problems With Pleasure (University of Akron, 2017), Steal It Back (Saturnalia Books, 2015) and The Sonnets (Bloof Books, 2014).


Poet and critic Francisco Pérez Perdomo (Boconó, 1930 – Caracas, 2013) belonged to the literary groups Sardio and El Techo de la Ballena in the late 1950s and 1960s. He was a life-long scholar of the foundational figure of modern Venezuelan poetry José Antonio Ramos Sucre. Pérez Perdomo published thirteen books of poetry and was awarded the National Prize for Literature in 1980. Poet and translator Guillermo Parra's most recent translations are the novel The Conspiracy (Pittsburgh: Sampsonia Way, 2014) by the Venezuelan writer Israel Centeno, and Air on the Air: Selected Poems of Juan Sánchez Peláez, just published by Black Square Editions.


The Brooklyn Rail

MAR 2016

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