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Hand Me the Limits

Ted Rees is the author of numerous books and chapbooks, the most recent being Dear Hole (Shmekl Times 2022) and Dog Day Economy (Roof Books 2022). He lives and works in Philadelphia.


Jessica Grim is author of Vexed (BlazeVox 2009, and online from /Ubu Editions), Fray (O Books, 1998), Locale (Potes & Poets Press, 1995), and The Inveterate Life (O Books, 1990). With Melanie Neilson she co-founded & co-edited Big Allis (1989-2000), a magazine focusing on experimental writing by women. The full archive is at She has participated in writing communities in the SF Bay Area, New York, and northeast Ohio. She lives in Oberlin, Ohio.

three from Now, Here, This: Half-Sonnets

Ron Silliman's latest publications are a co-edited collected poems of David Melnick, entitled Nice, to appear in 2023 from Nightboat and in the Russian anthology whose title translates into From Black Mountain to Language Writing: The Newest Poetries from the United States. Ivan Sokalov has recently translated You into Russian as well. Silliman lives in Pennsylvania but may be moving to Delaware. He teaches at Penn.

from Soft Apocalypse

Leah Nieboer grew up in Iowa. She is poet, deep listener, interdisciplinary scholar, graduate of the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers, and PhD candidate in English at the University of Denver. Her first book, SOFT APOCALYPSE, was selected by Andrew Zawacki as the winner of the 2021 Georgia Poetry Prize and will be published in March 2023 (UGA Press).


Edwin Torres is a NYC native and editor of The Body In Language: An Anthology (Counterpath Press). His books of poetry include; Quanundrum: i will be your many angled thing (Roof Books) which received a 2022 American Book Award, Xoeteox: the collected word object (Wave Books), and Ameriscopia (University of Arizona Press). Anthologies include; New Weathers: Poetics from the Naropa Archives, The Difference Is Spreading: 50 Contemporary Poets on Fifty Poems, and Poets In The 21st Century: Poetics of Social Engagement. He is currently hovering the zeitgeist, occasionally unearthed in Beacon, NY.


Kyle Seamus Brosnihan is a Filipino-American poet and playwright. Raised in Nebraska, he now lives in Brooklyn. He received his MFA in Poetry from Brooklyn College in 2022. His poetry has been published in Apogee, Gordon Square Review, Beautiful Days Press, and elsewhere.

five from Provocations

mónica teresa ortiz is a poet and interdisciplinary artist born and raised in the rural Panhandle of Texas. mónica has been a visiting researcher with the Center for Arts, Design, and Social Research in 2022. Their writing has appeared in Fence, Scalawag, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Hyperallergic, and Split This Rock!, among others.

Lexically Sugared Circuits of R/elation: A Conversation with Adeena Karasick

When listening to songs, sometimes I feel the lyrics so deeply that I forget that if it weren’t for the voice of the singer and the other less logocentric elements of the song, they wouldn’t have had that power. I get a similar feeling about the “fracturing of language and image” in Massaging the Medium.


The Brooklyn Rail

FEB 2023

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