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Rachel Levitsky with Ana Paula

Rachel Levitsky's most recent book is The Story of My Accident is Ours. She is also the author of Neighbor and Under the Sun. She lives in Brooklyn, NY where she teaches at Pratt Institute and organizes with the Belladonna* Collaborative.


Sahar Muradi is a NY-based writer and performer / co-editor of One Story, Thirty Stories: An Anthology of Contemporary Afghan American Literature / co-founder of the Afghan American Artists and Writers Association / a Kundiman Poetry Fellow / an AAWW Open City Fellow / recipient of the 2016 Stacy Doris Memorial Poetry Award / Director of Poetry Programs at City Lore in New York City/ and a devotee of the bottom of the rice pot. Sahar's first chapbook, [ G A T E S ], is forthcoming from Black Lawrence Press.


Dustin Williamson is the publisher of Rust Buckle Books. Other poems from this series have appeared in The Recluse and are forthcoming in Forklift, Ohio.

from There Have Been Some Days I Didn't Know Your Name

Amanda Nadelberg is the author of Songs from a Mountain (Coffee House Press, 2016) and two other books of poetry. She lives in Oakland.

New Year’s Eve & Day in the Anthropocene

Craig Santos Perez is a native Chamorro from the Pacific Island of Guam. He is the author of three book, most recently from unincorporated territory [guma’], which received an American Book Award 2015. He is an associate professor in the English department at the University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa.


Some of Sommer Browning's recent books are WANT TO HEAR ABOUT THIS DREAM I HAD (Reality Beach, 2016), The Circle Book (Cuneiform; 2015) and Backup Singers (Birds, LLC; 2014). She writes, draws, and is a librarian in Denver.


Marcella Durand's latest publications is Le Jardin de M. (Garden of M.), translated by Olivier Brossard into French (éditions joca seria, 2016). Her other books include Deep Eco Pré, a collaboration with Tina Darragh, AREA, Traffic & Weather, Western Capital Rhapsodies, City of Ports and Lapsus Linguae.


Arlo Quint is the author of Wires and Lights (Rust Buckle, 2016), Death to Explosions (Skysill, 2013), and Drawn In (Fewer & Further, 2010). He's currently teaching Poems Against the Demagogue at the Poetry Project at St. Mark's Church.

Released From Within the Turned Up Cultures

Leonard Schwartz's most recent book is The New Babel: Towards a Poetics of the Mid-East Crises (University of Arkansas Press). His Salamander: a Bestiary, with wood cut prints by Simon Carr, comes out this spring with Chax Press.


Connie Mae Oliver is founding editor of FEELINGS, an online journal of poetry art audio & interviews, and lives in New York. Her chapbook, Cosmos A Personal Voyage By Carl Sagan Ann Druyan Steven Soter And Me is forthcoming in June from The Operating System.


Craig Morgan Teicher is the author of four books, including The Trembling Answers: Poems (BOA Editions, April) and the editor of Once and For All: The Best of Delmore Schwartz (New Directions). He lives in New Jersey with his wife and kids.


Vincent Katz is a poet, translator, and critic. He is the author of the poetry collections Southness (Lunar Chandelier Press, 2016) and Swimming Home (Nightboat Books, 2015). Fantastic Caryatids, just out from BlazeVOX Books, features a collaborative poem and conversation with Anne Waldman. Katz lives in New York City, where he curates Readings in Contemporary Poetry at Dia Art Foundation. Raphael Rubinstein has characterized Katz as “A 21st-century flâneur whose wanderings range from the sidewalks and subways of New York City to the crowded beaches of Rio de Janeiro.”


The Brooklyn Rail

MAR 2017

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