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Amy De’Ath’s poetry chapbooks include ON MY LOVE FOR gender abolition (Capricious 2016), Lower Parallel (Barque 2014), Caribou (Bad Press 2011), and Erec & Enide (Salt 2010). With Fred Wah, she is the editor of a poetics anthology, Toward. Some. Air. (Banff Centre Press 2015). Her criticism has appeared in Women: A Cultural Review, Anguish Language (Archive Books 2015), and Cambridge Literary Review, and is forthcoming in After Objectvism: Reconfiguring 21st-Century Poetry and Poetics (U of Iowa P 2017). She is a PhD Candidate at Simon Fraser University and lives in Vancouver, on unceded Coast Salish Territories.


Denver Butson’s latest collection of poetry is the sum of uncountable things (Deadly Chaps Press, 2015). Co-founder and Literary Director of BACAS (an international exchange of inventions and ideas, with residencies and gatherings in Southern Italy), he is a frequent collaborator with musicians, visual artists, actors, and filmmakers. He has lived in Brooklyn for nineteen years.

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After studying philosophy and mathematics he received a MFA in poetry from CUNY Brooklyn College. Through a Fulbright grant he then moved to Vienna, where he continues to live, write, research and translate. He is an active member of the translation collective, VERSATORIUM and is the co-founder/editor of the poetry journal, a Perimeter. His work has appeared, or is forthcoming in VOLT, The Capilano Review and (in German translation) in manuskripte and hammerausgabe.

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Edmund Berrigan is the author most recently of Can It (Letter Machine Editions) and We'll All Go Together (Fewer & Further Press).


Shira Dentz is the author of three books, black seeds on a white dish (Shearsman), door of thin skins (CavanKerry), and how do i net thee (forthcoming), and two chapbooks, Leaf Weather (Shearsman), and FLOUNDERS, new from Essay Press.


Shanna Compton is the author of Brink, For Girls & Others, Down Spooky, and several chapbooks. The Hazard Cycle, a book-length speculative poem, is forthcoming from Bloof Books. These newer poems are from a fifth book, as yet untitled.


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