Welcome to Boog City Festival

In just a few weeks from now, from Fri., Aug. 1 through Tues. Aug. 5, we’ll be celebrating Boog’s 23rd anniversary by putting on the eighth annual Welcome to Boog […]

In just a few weeks from now, from Fri., Aug. 1 through Tues. Aug. 5, we’ll be celebrating Boog’s 23rd anniversary by putting on the eighth annual Welcome to Boog City poetry, music, and theater festival. It will feature 66 poets, 16 musical acts, 9 poets theater plays, 2 poets in conversation with one another, 1 political talk, 1 d.a. levy lives visiting press, and 1 panel over the five days.

Thanks to Jessy Randall for the festival’s logo. The music for the festival was booked by J.J. Hayes; the poetry by Buck Downs, J. Hope Stein, Kevin Varrone, and myself; the poets theater by Magus Magnus; and the panel by Carol Mirakove. Thank ye all.

Among the festival highlights are:

—A performance by Ed Sanders, a large figure in the counter-culture of the sixties to today, member of The Fugs, and an award-winning poet.

—Boog’s d.a. levy lives series kicks off its 12th season devoting a night to Ithaca, N.Y.’s Stockport Flats;

—Our 46th Classic Album Live show is PJ Harvey’s Rid of Me, performed live by 7 local musical acts;

—Digital Poetry: What Can It Mean?, a panel curated and moderated by Carol Mirakove

—and our Fifth Poets’ Theater night, featuring 9 short plays.

The full schedule for the event is below this note, followed by performer bios and websites.

And here it is in Facebook form:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1514470778783300/?context=create&source=49

If you need any additional information you can reach me at 212-842-BOOG (2664) or editor@boogcity.com.

as ever,
David

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8th Annual

Welcome to Boog City festival
5 Days of Poetry, Music, and Theater

FRIDAY. AUGUST 1, 6:00 P.M.
$5 suggested

Unnameable Books
600 Vanderbilt Ave.
Prospect Heights, Brooklyn

Directions: 2, 3 to Grand Army Plaza,
C to Clinton-Washington avenues, Q to 7th Ave.
Venue is bet. Prospect Pl./St. Marks Ave.

6:00 p.m. Sasha Fletcher
6:10 p.m. Tracey McTague
6:20 p.m. Susana Gardner
6:35 p.m. Sara Lefsyk
6:50 p.m. Boni Joi
7:00 p.m. Yeti (music)

7:30 p.m. Break

7:40 p.m. Buck Downs
7:55 p.m. Joanna Fuhrman
8:05 p.m. Carol Mirakove
8:15 p.m. Rodrigo Toscano
8:25 p.m. Sue Landers
8:35 p.m. Adeena Karasick
8:45 p.m. Meaner Pencil (music)

SATURDAY AUGUST 2, 12:00 P.M.
$5 suggested

Unnameable Books

11th Annual Small, Small Press Fair

Featuring readings from authors of the exhibiting presses

12:30 p.m. Jared Harel, Brooklyn Arts Press
12:40 p.m. Betsy Andrews, 42 Miles Press
12:50 p.m. Najee Omar, The Operating System
1:00 p.m. Andria Alefhi, We’ll Never Have Paris
1:10 p.m. CarlaJean Valuzzi
1:25 p.m. Joseph Riipi
1:35 p.m. Lauren Gordon
1:50 p.m. Olumadebo Fatunde
2:05 p.m. Lisa Rogal
2:15 p.m. Brendan Lorber
2:25 p.m. Leora Mandel (music)

2:55 p.m. Break

3:05 p.m. d.a. levy lives: celebrating renegade presses
season 12 kick-off
Stockport Flats (Ithaca, N.Y.)
Lori Anderson Moseman, editor
readings by Laura E. J. Moran, Laura Neuman,
Deborah Woodard, and Lisa Wujnovich
3:05 p.m. levy readings, 1st half
3:35 p.m. Charles Mansfield (music)
3:55 p.m. levy readings, 2nd half
4:25 p.m. Mansfield (music)

4:35 p.m. Break

4:45 p.m. Mike Young
5:00 p.m. Tracy Dimond
5:15 p.m. Joseph P. Wood
5:30 p.m. Prageeta Sharma
5:45 p.m. Orchid Tierney
5:55 p.m. Amanda McCormick
6:10 p.m. Jeff Simpson
6:20 p.m. Dale Sherrard
6:35 p.m. Walter Ego (music)

7:05 p.m. Digital Poetry: What Can It Mean?
curated and moderated by Carol Mirakove
panelists: Ana Bo�ičević, Alex Dimitrov, and Orchid Tierney

SUNDAY AUGUST 3, 11:00 A.M.
$5 suggested

Unnameable Books

11:00 a.m. Jean Donnelly
11:15 a.m. Alison Strub
11:30 a.m. Megan Ronan
11:45 a.m. Geoffrey Gatza
12:00 p.m. Nicole Steinberg
12:15 p.m. Joe Pan
12:25 p.m. Joyelle McSweeney
12:40 p.m. Howie Hawkins, Green Party’s N.Y. state Gov. Candidate
12:50 p.m. Anacoustic Mind (music)

1:20 p.m. Break

1:30 p.m. JenMarie MacDonald
1:45 p.m. Christine Hamm
1:55 p.m. Travis MacDonald
2:10 p.m. Gregory Crosby
2:20 p.m. Maureen Thorson
2:35 p.m. Poetry Talk Talk:
Brenda Iijima and Niina Pollari reading and in conversation
3:25 p.m. Aquino (music)

SUNDAY AUGUST 3, 5:30 P.M.

Sidewalk Cafe
94 Avenue A
NYC

Directions: A/B/C/D/E/F/V to W. 4th St.
Directions: F/V to 2nd Ave., L to 1st Ave.
Venue is at East 6th Street

5th Boog Poets’ Theater Night, featuring:

6:00 p.m. Geoffrey Gatza, Duchamp Draws Rrose Selavy

6:15 p.m. Laynie Browne, Tardigrade Play

6:30 p.m. Joel Allegretti, Confession?

6:35 p.m. Carlo Parcelli, The Gospel According to Simon Kananaios: a Meditation on Empire

6:50 p.m. C. J. Ehrlich, Ask Zsusanna: Single Motherhood at 50

7:00 p.m. Leroy Kangalee, The Word: A Lament (excerpt from Octavia: Elegy for a Vampire)

7:15 p.m. Janis Butler Holm, S_ _ T

7:20 p.m. Ellen Redbird, Seventh Half: an excerpt from Unrequited Symbiosis: a Mitochondrial Mistranslation & Underwater Opera

7:35 p.m. Joyelle McSweeney, excerpts from Dead Youth, or The Leaks

7:50 p.m. Ed Sanders

8:30 p.m.

Classic Albums Live presents,
PJ Harvey, Rid of Me

Neil Kelly
“Rid of Me”
“Missed”

Christine Murray
“Legs”
“Rub ‘til It Bleeds”

Maynard and the Musties
“Hook”
“Man-Size Sextet”

Todd Carlstrom
“Highway 61 Revisited”
“50ft Queenie”

Wanda Phipps
“Yuri-G”
“Man-Size”

The Trouble Dolls
“Dry”
“Me-Jane”

Bird To Prey
“Snake”
“Ecstasy”

MONDAY. AUGUST 4, 6:00 P.M.
$5 suggested

Unnameable Books

6:00 p.m. Laura A. Warman
6:15 p.m. Rachel Adams
6:30 p.m. Gillian Devereux
6:45 p.m. Elinor Nauen
7:00 p.m. Sueyeun Juliette Lee
7:15 p.m. Clinical Trials (music)

7:45 p.m. Break

7:55 p.m. Reb Livingston
8:10 p.m. Katy Bohinc
8:25 p.m. Fitz Fitzgerald
8:40 p.m. Joanna Penn Cooper
8:50 p.m. Joe Yoga (music)

TUESDAY. AUGUST 5, 6:00 P.M.
$5 suggested

Unnameable Books

6:00 p.m. Shenandoah Sowash
6:15 p.m. Michelle Dove
6:30 p.m. Marina Blitshteyn
6:40 p.m. Racquel Goodison
6:50 p.m. Matthew Allan (music)

7:20 p.m. Break

7:30 p.m. Jackie Clark
7:40 p.m. Chris McCreary
7:55 p.m. Lauren Hunter
8:10 p.m. Laura Spagnoli
8:25 p.m. Mark Lamoureux
8:40 p.m. Duckspeak (music)

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**Welcome to Boog City 8 Bios and Websites**

Our You Make the Call
Classic Albums Live acts’ selection,
PJ Harvey, Rid of Me

**Bird To Prey
http://www.birdtoprey.com/
https://birdtoprey.bandcamp.com/
Based in New York City, Australian-born artist Bird to Prey (Sarah Turk) is
an explorer of sorts. Exploring in her music the sounds of her influences which range from old school jazz, to grunge, to country, blues, and more. Also exploring in her songs the influences of the landscapes and history of the countries and cities she has travelled to, and lived in since she first left her home town at the age of 19.
Sarah has taken her music all over the world, performing in Toronto, New
York, Boston, Los Angeles, and Ireland. She has had the honor of supporting the likes of Jeff Lang, Teddy Thompson (Son of folk legend Richard Thompson), Dom Mariani (The Stems), Jeff Martin (The Tea Party), and The New Pornographers.
Her new album Saved by the Storm is out now through Such a Punch Media.

**Todd Carlstrom
http://www.reverbnation.com/toddcarlstromandtheclamour
https://myspace.com/toddcarlstrom
Todd Carlstrom’s a longtime Boog City regular, with or (in this case) without his band The Clamour. His album Gold on the Map shakes, wails, and purrs with raucous indie rock glee. Buy it on most online retailers or just walk up to him and treat him nicely and he’ll probably give it to you.

**Neil Kelly
http://tunetownphilharmonic.bandcamp.com/
http://huggabroomstik.bandcamp.com/
Neil Kelly is a native of Brooklyn who has been giving NYC the gift of original music for over 15 years. He has been an integral member of such notable groups as Huggabroomstik, Kung Fu Crimewave, and Tunetown Philharmonic. He has also performed and released solo albums under the names, Masheen Gun Kelly and Club Mate. Neil invites you to sample some of his music by visiting the above websites on the computer internet. The computer internet. The computer internet.

**Maynard and the Musties
http://www.reverbnation.com/maynardandthemusties
Maynard moved to NYC from Nashville to attend art school. For the last 12 years or so he’s been performing with a rotating cast which is the Musties. They’ve been compared to John Prine, The Jayhawks, Felice Brothers, Whiskeytown, and others of twangy roots.

**Christine Murray
Christine has been playing music in New York since the 90’s. She’s played in the bands Bionic Finger and Pantsuit. She’s excited to be playing the music of one of her heroes, PJ Harvey, and is grateful to David for including her in this night.

**Wanda Phipps
http://mindhoney.com/
http://susanhwanglalala.com/
Wanda Phipps is a writer/performer living in Brooklyn, N.Y, the author of Field of Wanting: Poems of Desire (BlazeVOX), Wake-Up Calls: 66 Morning Poems (Soft Skull Press), Your Last Illusion or Break Up Sonnets (Situations), Lunch Poems (Boog Literature), and the Faux Press issued e-chapbook After the Mishap and CD-Rom Zither Mood.
About her music:
“Wanda Phipps and band, a multi-instrument, blues, poetry, and rock ensemble – picture the Velvet Underground, Patti Smith, and Leadbelly thrown into a blender.” –David Kirschenbaum, Editor & publisher of Boog City
“For over a decade Wanda Phipps has been mining the possibilities of music and poetry and her lucid experiments–both on CD and in performance–are never less than totally liberating.” –Lewis Warsh, author of The Origin of the World
“Uncompromising and relentless, poetry you can dance to. Wanda Phipps takes the experiment to heart and the heart always survives. A sublime poetry of emotion and wit. She never misses a beat.” –Michael Rothenberg, poet, and editor of several Penguin Poets Series books and the internet arts journal Big Bridge.

**The Trouble Dolls .5
http://troubledolls.tumblr.com/
http://29hourmusicpeople.bandcamp.com/
Harmonizing since 2001, Cheri and Pam are the femme half of the pop group
The Trouble Dolls. They are also members of the record-in-a-weekend-club
music collective 29 Hour Music People, whose third release is set to hit the
airwaves this summer. By day, Cheri does graphic design-y things, and Pam
does science-y things and entertains notions of quitting grad school. They
are thrilled to be performing for the PJ Harvey Tribute night.

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5th Boog Poets Theater Night

**Joel Allegretti, Confession?
http://www.joelallegretti.com/
Confession? explores the anxiety of making a public disclosure.
Joel Allegretti is the author of four poetry collections, most recently Europa/Nippon/New York: Poems/Not-Poems (Poets Wear Prada). His second book, Father Silicon (The Poet’s Press), was selected by The Kansas City Star as one of 100 Noteworthy Books of 2006.
Allegretti is the editor of Rabbit Ears, the first anthology of poetry about television (Poets Wear Prada, forthcoming 2014). His poetry has appeared in PANK, Smartish Pace, The New York Quarterly, and many other national journals, as well as in journals published in Belgium, Canada, India, and the United Kingdom.
He has published his fiction in Petrichor Machine, The MacGuffin, The Nassau Review, and other literary journals. His performance work and theater pieces have been staged at La MaMa Experimental Theater, Sidewalk Cafe, and The Cornelia Street Café.
He wrote the texts for three-song cycles by Frank Ezra Levy, whose work is released on Naxos American Classics. Allegretti is a member of ASCAP and The Academy of American Poets.

**Laynie Browne, Tardigrade Play
http://jacket2.org/podcasts/daytime-never-ends-poemtalk-63
http://bridgetasher.blogspot.com/2014/05/12-dozen-for-laynie-brown.html
Tardigrade Play is a play from the book in progress Invertebrate Plays, texts composed for poet’s theater, micro-plays which examine the lives of invertebrates through the lens of biology, the absurd, and human behavior. Tardigrades are microscopic animals that live all over the earth, often referred to as “water bears” (they are adorable actually). Tardigrades are interesting to scientists because they can withstand extreme conditions that most life cannot, for example, extreme high and low temperatures, pressure, dehydration, exposure to toxins, etc. They have even been launched into outer space. The dear little water bears in this drama (performed by scientists and bears) are curious about their plight. Why have they been chosen for such tortures? They wake up after having been dormant for hundreds of years. This play probes at human capacity for torture and abusive relations in a comic-tragic vein.
Laynie Browne is the author of 10 collections of poetry and two novels. Her work appears in the second edition of The Norton Anthology of Postmodern American Poetry. Her newest collection, Lost Parkour Ps(alm)s, was just published in France, in both French and English editions by Presses Universitaires de Rouen et Du Havre. Her honors include a National Poetry Series selection, a Contemporary Poetry Series selection, and The Gertrude Stein Award of Innovative Writing. Two collections are forthcoming, Scorpyn Odes (Kore Press) and P R A C T I C E (SplitLevel). She teaches at The University of Pennsylvania and Swarthmore College.

**C. J. Ehrlich, Ask Zsuzsanna: Single Motherhood at 50
http://www.cj-ehrlich.com
http://oob.samuelfrench.com/index.php/the-festival-schedule/
Veteran New Yorker Zsuzsanna shares tips with her newly adopted 3-year-old, River Apple, and with you, on how to triumph as a mom in the big city.
C.J. Ehrlich’s award-winning one acts have enjoyed productions all around the U.S., from Boston to Austin, Chicago to Kealakekua, and internationally, and are published in several of Smith & Kraus’ annual Best Ten-Minute Plays anthologies. Come see Ehrlich’s Shrew Man vs. ShrewMan at The Samuel French 2014 OOB Festival this week, Aug. 4-10.

**Geoffrey Gatza, Duchamp Draws Rrose Sélavy
http://www.blazevox.org
A game of chess is played between Marcel Duchamp and his female alter-ego, Rrose Sélavy, on the evening he completes his final masterpiece, Étant donnés. In the beginning of the play, we see an elderly Duchamp, who at the tail end of his career is going through the bleak ends of his life as the master artist, and has given up art for chess. It is as if he were dead, and living through the praise of a senior artist who had completed his life’s work 20 years earlier. We go through Duchamp’s life over a chess game, which ends in a draw. By the end of the play we emerge from the game locked in the final moments of creation.
Geoffrey Gatza is an award winning editor, publisher and poet. He was named by the Huffington Post as one of the The Top 200 Advocates for American Poetry (2013). He is the author many books of poetry, including Apollo (BlazeVOX), Secrets of my Prison House (BlazeVOX) Kenmore: Poem Unlimited (Casa Menendez) and HouseCat Kung Fu: Strange Poems for Wild Children (Meritage Press), He is also the author of the yearly Thanksgiving Menu-Poem Series, a book length poetic tribute for prominent poets, now in it’s twelfth year. Gatza is the editor and Publisher of the small press BlazeVOX. The fundamental mission of BlazeVOX is to disseminate poetry, through print and digital media, both within academic spheres and to society at large. He lives in Kenmore, NY with his girlfriend and two beloved cats.

**Janis Butler Holm, S_ _ T
Autobiography by way of fragmentation.
Janis Butler Holm lives in Athens, Ohio. Her prose, poems, and performance pieces have appeared in small-press, national, and international magazines. Her plays have been produced in the U.S., Canada, and England. A selection of her sound experiments is forthcoming in the inaugural edition of Best American Experimental Writing.

**Leroy Kangalee, The Word—a lament [excerpt from Octavia: Elegy for a Vampire]
http://dennisleroykangalee.wordpress.com/
Actress: Mizan Kirby.
The singer is still unknown.
Guitar: Gregory Kage
A “theater of cruelty” poem and song expressing the horror of apathy, racism, misogyny, capitalism, and the abuse of language—rendered through the eyes of a female African-American vampire. (A theatrical template for the cinematic adaption shooting this fall by the author himself.)
Dennis Leroy Kangalee—poet, screenwriter, and guerrilla filmmaker—left Juilliard in 1997 to form his own theater company at the National Black Theater in Harlem under the tutelage of Tunde Samuels and Barbara Ann Teer. A “collage dramatist” inspired by the Black Arts Movement, the early punk and rap ethos, and Theater of the Cruelty, Kangalee draws inspiration from his own life as opposed to literary history. He is best regarded for his 2001 cult film As an Act of Protest and the recent performance poem “Gentrified Minds: The NY Horror Vol. 2.” He is in development with his new film, Octavia: Elegy for a Vampire.

**Joyelle McSweeney, excerpts from Dead Youth, or The Leaks
http://entropymag.org/national-poetry-month-featured-poet-joyelle-mcsweeney/
Julian Assange hijacks a containership full of Dead Youth and steers for his native Magnetic Island, where he will “reboot” the teens and/or upload them to the Internet. Meanwhile, the ship is boarded by two other would-be hijackers—the teenage Somali pirate Abduwali Muse and a female Saint-Exupéry, representing “the Law.” Who will gain control of the ship? Will presiding deity Henrietta Lacks restore her favor? Will the Dead Youth reach port before they decompose? This eco/cyber/political farce, which rewrites The Tempest, won the inaugural Leslie Scalapino Prize for Innovative Women Playwrights.
 Joyelle McSweeney moves promiscuously among poems, prose, plays, songs, and criticism. Her most recent books are Percussion Grenade (poems; Fence) and Salamandrine, 8 Gothics (prose; Tarpaulin Sky), both of which contain plays. Her play Dead Youth, or, the Leaks won the inaugural Scalapino Prize for Innovative Women Playwrights and is forthcoming from Litmus Press. That book will be followed by The Necropastoral: Poems, Media, Occults, a collection of poetics essays (University of Michigan Press). She edits Action Books, teaches at Notre Dame, and lives in the Rust Belt in South Bend, Indiana.

**Carlo Parcelli, The Gospel According to Simon Kananaios: A Meditation on Empire
http://www.carloparcelli.com/
http://www.flashpointmag.com
The Holy Toast Bar & Grill calls The Canaanite Gospel: “A Meditation on Empire ‘Stand up Tragedy’ at its most fetid.” Winner of Ale Mary’s “Bums Rush” award for 2012, 2013, and 2014.
The Gospel According to the Apostle Simon Kananaios was divinely inspired by god and poured into his humble vessel, Carlo Parcelli, while P. was on a prolonged Wild Turkey and fish taco fast. Seemingly culled from First Century Texts and drawn from dozens of biblical and secular sources, The Canaanite Gospel is twisted into 93 monologues that tell a revisionist tale of what transpired in Judea, Easter Week/Passover 33 A.D. during the reign of the Roman Emperor Tiberius.
In the classical argots of David Jones, Petronius, Rabelais, Chaucer, Shakespeare, Lenny Bruce, Guy Ritchie, Professor Irwin Corey, James Joyce, Alan “Bricktop” Ford, and all the cockneys, as well as all the world’s myriad cryptolects, The Canaanite Gospel strips bare The New Testament canard of the Resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth, pokes a stick in the eye of the Synoptic Gospels and analogizes to the point of irrefutable fact parallels between Roman and current U.S. kleptocratic imperialist practices.
Parcelli is an editor with FlashPoint Magazine. He has published tenuously, including four books of poetry as well as several articles on western epistemology in various periodicals including Science as Culture.

**Ellen Redbird, Seventh Half: an excerpt from Unrequited Symbiosis: a Mitochondrial Mistranslation & Underwater Opera
http://www.pyriformpress.com/ellenredbird/
In Seventh Half, the protagonist, Six, wakes up among the corals in a dream ocean. Can the sea creatures compel Six to open up to the relatedness and interdependence of all life and face the recollection of rejection and loss? Ellen Redbird’s book-length, hybrid performance poem Unrequited Symbiosis: a Mitochondrial Mistranslation & Underwater Opera is a multilayered retelling of H. C. Andersen’s sad story The Little Mermaid as it resonates with themes, both personal and universal, of longing, unrequited love, ecology, our dangerous imbalance with the environment (and thus ourselves), failure, chronic pain, identity, descent into the underworld, sacrifice, empathy, and transformation. Intuitively using homophonic and other mistranslation methods, Redbird collaborated with the Danish source text to allow language to musically bubble up from the generative space between the outer alien and the inner familiar, finding that the two are one in the same as they paradoxically compose the same ocean. Redbird works with the idea that, because experience, conscious and unconscious, is multidimensional, the language to best convey that complexity arises from it.
Ellen Redbird is a California poet with an M.F.A. in writing and poetics from Naropa University in Boulder, Colo. Her work can be found in journals, including Bombay Gin, Chain, Score, and Tarpaulin Sky. She is a contributor to the compendium, kari edwards: NO GENDER: Reflections on the Life & Work of kari edwards (Litmus Press/Belladonna Books). She wrote, produced, directed, and designed Verve of Verge: a puzzle play, which was performed in Goleta, Calif. in 2010, raising donations for the local Pacific Pride Foundation. Redbird runs Pyriform Press and edits the journal Nerve Lantern: Axon of Performance Literature. She has co-organized performance events for Nerve Lantern contributors in Boulder and New York City.

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levy lives: celebrating renegade presses

**Stockport Flats
http://www.stockportflats.org/
In the muddy mop-up after Federal Disaster #1649, the worst of three 100-year floods, poet Lori Anderson Moseman and producer Tom Moseman created this press to celebrate writers and artists whose creative buoyancy builds community. Their Meander Scar and Oxbow Cutoff Series feature experimental poets; their Witness Post Series addresses sustainability, and their Wavefront Series showcases visual artists who are also poets. They began in 2006 with the High Watermark Salon Chapbook Series that paired writers and artists for an exhibition and performance.

**Matthew Klane
http://matthewklane.blogspot.com/
Matthew Klane is co-editor at Flim Forum Press. His books include B and Che (both Stockport Flats). An e-chap, from Of the Day, has recently been published by Delete Press (deletepress.org). Other new work can be found in Harp & Altar, Horse Less Review, The Death and Life of American Cities, and word for / word. He lives and writes in Albany, N.Y., where he co-curates the Yes! Poetry & Performance Series and teaches at Russell Sage College.

**Laura E. J. Moran
http://www.btrads.com
Laura E. J. Moran is a performance poet and educator who, over the past 20 years, has toured the U.S., Ireland, Canada, Mexico, and most recently Romania. She is the author of several collections of poetry: Improper Joy (Stockport Flats), Live Bait (CD, Great Divide), and three one-woman poetry shows. Her full-length play Last Words, inspired by the last words of the first 100 women legally executed in Colonial America has debuted in part in 2013 at LouderArts Project in NYC and NACL Theatre in upstate New York.
In 2011, Moran created “Unearthed: Oral History of the Upper Delaware River Region,” a project which formalizes an on-going relationship with the people, places, and stories belonging to her valley community. She teaches in the English department at Lackawanna College and lives with her daughter and sculptor John Roth in Pennsylvania near the Delaware River where the north and south branches of Calkins Creek meet. She is Co-founder ,with artist Tom Bosket, of Beautiful Traditions: Community Integrated Arts, launched earlier this year.

**Laura Neuman
http://www.stockportflats.org/ocean.htm
Laura Neuman grew up in San Francisco and currently lives in the Pacific Northwest. She/ze is the author of one chapbook, The Busy Life (Gazing Grain). Hir poems have appeared in EOAGH, Fact-Simile, The Brooklyn Rail, The Encyclopedia Project, Tinge, and Troubling the Line: An Anthology of Trans & Genderqueer Poetry (Chax Press and Nightboat). She has also collaborated with dancers, and, from 2007-2011, was a co-conspirator with The Workshop for Potential Movement.

**Lisa Wujnovich
http://www.stockportflats.org/lake.htm
Lisa Wujnovich writes poetry and farms at Mountain Dell Farm in Hancock, N.Y. She is the author of the chapbook, Fieldwork (Finishing Line Press) and This Place Called Us, a poetry collaboration with photographer Mark Dunau (Stockport Flats). She co-edited the anthology, The Lake Rises, poems to and for our bodies of water (Stockport Flats) with Brandi Katherine Herrera. She holds an M.F.A. in poetry from Drew University.

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**Rachel Adams
http://www.rachelcloudadams.com
Rachel Adams is a Baltimore native and longtime resident of Washington, D.C., where she is the editor at a nonprofit advocacy organization, the founder and editor of the quarterly literary journal Lines + Stars, and a freelance writer. Her poetry has been previously published in Arsenic Lobster, Blueline, Crack the Spine, Emerge, Four and Twenty, Free State Review, Kudzu Review, Melusine, Memoir, The Conium Review, The North American Review, The Wayfarer, Town Creek Poetry, Urbanite Baltimore, and elsewhere. Her poetry collection What Is Heard was published last year by Red Bird Press.

**Andria Alefhi, We’ll Never Have Paris
http://www.wellneverhavepariszine.com/
Andria Alefhi is the editor and publisher of the only nonfiction memoir zine, We’ll Never Have Paris. She is co-founder of the annual Pete’s Mini Zine Fest. She has been published in the anthology Deaf Lit Extravaganza and various zines. She will be reading Sept. 19 at Pete’s Candy Store with Andrew Demetre.
We’ll Never Have Paris is the literary zine of nonfiction memoir, “for all things never meant to be.” Published since 2007, the are submissions-driven and grass roots.

**Matthew Allan
https://matthewallan.bandcamp.com/
Matthew Allan is 21 years old, from New York City and has been writing and performing music for the last five years. His thin and caustic vocal style has been influenced by the likes of Paul Westerberg, Mike Scott, and Graham Parker. This past January he released his second solo EP, Like An Angel/Through the Windshield. This July he’ll be releasing his third solo EP and in the mean time he’s playing shows at Goodbye Blue Mondays, Lit Lounge, Cocco 66, and other venues.

**Anacoustic Mind
http://www.immortalmemory.net/
Anacoustic Mind was founded by former Simple Minds drummer Mike Ogletree. The current incarnation of the band includes bandleader and songwriter Ogletree along with singer-omnichordist and fellow Scot Brookes McKenzie, singer and Louisiana native soul sensation David Turner, with djembe by Tem Noon when he can make it here from his home asteroid in another galaxy. Their mission is to bring a message of Universal Peace through Art to the universe via the call to arms of their genre-bending Scots-Reggae music.

**Betsy Andrews, 42 Miles Press
http://42milespress.com/
Betsy Andrews is the author of New Jersey (University of Wisconsin Press), winner of the Brittingham Prize in Poetry. Her chapbooks include She-Devil (Sardines Press), In Trouble (Boog Literature), and Supercollider, a collaboration with the artist Peter Fox. She is the executive editor of Saveur magazine.
42 Miles Press publishes books and chapbooks of poetry, including the winner of the 42 Miles Press Poetry Prize, and plans to accept fiction and nonfiction submissions in the not-so-distant future.
Currently they accept submissions only through the 42 Miles Press Poetry Prize Contest. The annual reading period is December 1st through March 1st.
Their first chapbook, The Difficult Here by Christine Garren, was released in spring 2011. Their first full-length book is Carrie Oeding’s Our List of Solutions, which was released in September 2011. Their second full-length book is Erica Bernheim’s The Mimic Sea, which was released in September 2012. Their third full-length book is Bill Rasmovicz’s Gross Ardor, which was released in September 2013. The newest winner of the 42 Miles Press Poetry Prize is Betsy Andrew’s The Bottom, which will be coming out in fall 2014 along with Allan Peterson’s Precarious.
As they put it, “We’re in Indiana. We like images, we like language. We like it real and surreal and unreal.”

**Aquino
http://www.reverbnation.com/michaelaquino
Michael Aquino is a Cuban/Puerto Rican actor, musician, and singer-songwriter born in urbanlands of Northern New Jersey. He was commissioned by Luna Stage to co-create the production Mi Casa, Tu Casa. It is a collection of Latino and African folktales and songs, original compositions and stories. Aquino is also the creator and host of Indie Music Circus, a showcase for independent musicians. 2010 saw the release of his band Sirs’ debut album, The Black Friday Sessions. He’s currently in production for his debut solo album.

**Marina Blitshteyn
https://www.facebook.com/laperruqueperformance
Marina Blitshteyn is a poet and writer sometimes based in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. Her chapbook, Russian for Lovers, was published by Argos Books. Work can be found in la fovea, N/A, 1913, Two Serious Ladies, and elsewhere. She is a contributing editor for Apogee Journal and curates the la perruque performance series.

**Katy Bohinc
http://www.poorclaudia.org/crush/katy-bohinc/
Katy Bohinc is the author of Dear Alain (love letters of a poet to the philosopher Alain Badiou) which will be published later this year from Tender Buttons Press in conjunction with their 25th anniversary digital re-launch. Slavoj Zizek says “This book should be banished!”

**Ana Bo�ičević
http://anabozicevic.com/
Born in Croatia and based in New York, Ana Bo�ičević is a poet and filmmaker whose Rise in the Fall won a 2013 Lambda Literary Award.

**Jackie Clark

http://www.nohelpforthat.com

 

Jackie Clark is the author of Aphoria (Brooklyn Arts Press). She is the series editor of Poets off Poetry and Song of the Week for Coldfront Magazine and is the recipient of a 2012 New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowship in Poetry. Her chapbook Sympathetic Nervous System is forthcoming from Bloof Books.

 

**Clinical Trials (acoustic)

http://clinicaltrialsmusic.com/

 

Clinical Trials is the electro-grunge offspring of Somer Bingham, a self-produced multi-instrumentalist and a powerful, unforgettable performer who recently brought her grungy edge and likeable personality to Showtime’s docu-series The Real L Word. Bingham and the music of Clinical Trials can be similarly described: fueled by punk, tinged with sexuality, and dangerously charming. “While projecting a unique style all her own, it’s not hard to imagine Somer as the sonic lovechild of Kurt Cobain and Joan Jett.” –Shawn Evertsen, Ghostwood Country Club. Taking inspiration from the energy of Nirvana, Patti Smith, and PJ Harvey, Clinical Trials oozes an intoxicating dysphoria that breeds in a world of whiskey waterfalls & post-punk pop.

 

**Joanna Penn Cooper

http://www.joannapenncooper.com/

 

Joanna Penn Cooper’s first book, The Itinerant Girl’s Guide to Self-Hypnosis, was published by Brooklyn Arts Press earlier this year. Her second full-length book, What Is a Domicile, is just out from Noctuary Press. Her chapbooks are Mesmer (Dancing Girl Press) and Crown (Ravenna Press, winner of the Cathlamet Prize). Her creative work has appeared in a number of journals, including Boog City, Opium, Ping Pong, Poetry International, South Dakota Review, and Supermachine. She holds a Ph.D. in American literature from Temple University. She lives and writes in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.

 

**Gregory Crosby

http://www.speakingpicture.com

 

Gregory Crosby is the author of the chapboook Spooky Action at a Distance (The Operating System). His poetry has appeared in several journals, including Copper Nickel, Court Green, Epiphany, Leveler, Ping Pong, Rattle, and Sink Review. He is co-editor of the online poetry journal Lyre Lyre and teaches creative writing at Lehman College, City University of New York.

 

**Gillian Devereux

http://www.gilliandevereux.com/index.html

 

Gillian Devereux received her M.F.A. in poetry from Old Dominion University and works as a professional writing consultant at Wheelock College in Boston, where she also teaches academic writing and poetry. She is the author of Focus on Grammar (dancing girl press) and They Used to Dance on Saturday Nights (Aforementioned Productions). Her poems have appeared in numerous journals, most recently N/A, Printer’s Devil Review, and Sundog Lit. She can be found online at the above url, streaming pop music from the cloud.

 

**Alex Dimitrov

http://alexdimitrov.tumblr.com/

 

Alex Dimitrov is the author of American Boys and Begging for It.

 

**Tracy Dimond

http://www.tracydimond.tumblr.com

 

http://www.inkpressproductions.com

 

Tracy Dimond co-curates Ink Press Productions. She is the author of Grind My Bones Into Glitter, Then Swim Through The Shimmer (NAP) and Sorry I Wrote So Many Sad Poems Today (Ink Press). Her work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Be About It, Big Lucks, Coconut, Everyday Genius, Hobart, and other places. Chase Gilliam photo.

 

**Jean Donnelly

http://www.lemonhound.com/2013/06/06/jean-donnelly-the-soul-heals

 

Jean Donnelly is the author of Anthem (Green Integer) selected by Charles Bernstein for the 2000 National Poetry Series and Green Oil (Further Other Book Works, forthcoming). Her work has appeared in Boog City, Lemonhound, and Verse. She lives in Exeter, N.H.

 

**Michelle Dove

http://www.alicebluereview.org/twentytwo/prose/dove.html

 

Michelle Dove is the author of Radio Cacophony, forthcoming from Big Lucks Books in 2016. Recent writing appears or will appear in such places as Chicago Review, Passages North, Pear Noir!, and Sixth Finch. She lives in Washington, D.C.

 

**Buck Downs

http://www.buckdowns.com

 

Buck Downs has been writing poems and creating opportunities for poets to publish and perform in Washington, D.C. for two decades. He curates the In Your Ear reading series at the D.C. Arts Center, and serves as poetry editor for Boog City. His latest books are New Personal Problem and Assorted Books for Buck Downs.

 

**Duckspeak

http://duckspeak.bandcamp.com

 

Duckspeak is an NYC-based folk-rock band. Originally a solo project for singer-songwriter Giovanni Colantonio, they have since expanded out into a full 4-piece featuring Andy Hanold (guitar), David Flamm (bass), and Greg Schulz (drums). Their latest album, Past Perfect, utilizes elements of folk, rock, and pop as a multi-faceted backdrop for Colantonio’s lyrical explorations of memory’s persistence in the face of loss.

 

**Olumadebo Fatunde

Olumadebo Fatunde was born on interstate 10 and came up between Houston and Grapevine, Texas. He holds a B.A. in artifice from George Washington University. His poetry has made him a general contributor at the Bread loaf Writers’ Conference and a Lannan Fellow at the Folger Shakespeare Library. When not frightening strangers with spontaneous renditions of his poems, he pours his efforts into pampering his Shiba Inu, worshiping his fiancée, and building a better Wakanda today.

 

••Fitz Fitzgerald

https://www.hiddenclearingbooks.com/store/p93/Postcard_Prose_3_-_%22Cretans%22.html

 

Fitz Fitzgerald has curb feeler antennas. His work has appeared in Boog City, Open Letters Monthly, Dusie, Wu-Wei Fashion Mag and elsewhere. He studied at New College of California in San Francisco and currently lives in the basement of the Black Squirrel. Glen Evans photo.

 

**Sasha Fletcher

http://anicecoldcocacola.blogspot.com/

 

Sasha Fletcher is author of a novella, the poetry book it is going to be a good year (Big Lucks Books, forthcoming), and several chapbooks of poetry, including dear gloria, dear madeline, dear siobhan, dear ethel, dear eloise, dear wendy, dear becky, dear lisa, dear liza, dear michelle, dear tamika, dear tanya, tonight (Big Lucks Books).

 

**Joanna Fuhrman

http://www.joannafuhrman.com/

 

Joanna Fuhrman is the author of four books of poetry, most recently Pageant (Alice James Books.) She teaches poetry writing at Rutgers University and in her apartment in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn. She is working on a multimedia project with the artist Toni Simon.

 

**Susana Gardner

http://www.archiveofthenow.org/authors/?i=29

 

Susana Gardner is the author of three full-length poetry collections, CADDISH and Herso (both from Black Radish Books) and (The Tangent Press).

 

**Racquel Goodison

http://www.drunkenboat.com/db11/02fic/simone/swimmer.php

 

Racquel Goodison is an Assistant Professor of English at the Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY. She has been a resident at Yaddo and the Saltonstall Arts Colony as well as a recipient of the Astraea Emerging Lesbian Writer’s Grant and a scholarship to the Fine Arts Works Center. Her stories, poems, and creative nonfiction have been nominated for the Pushcart. She has work forthcoming in All About Skin II, an anthology for award-winning Black women writers, and The Encyclopedia Project, Vol. L-Z. And her chapbook, SKIN, was a finalist for the 2013 Goldline Press Fiction Chapbook competition.

 

**Lauren Gordon

http://www.thisboatisobviouslysinking.com

 

Lauren Gordon is the Pushcart Prize nominated author of Meaningful Fingers (Finishing Line Press) and Keen (horse less press). Her work has appeared in burntdistrict, Coldfront Magazine, , Poetry Crush, Rain Taxi, Right Hand Pointing, and Sugar House Review. Gordon received her M.F.A. in poetry from New England College and is a contributing editor to Radius Lit. She lives outside of Milwaukee with her husband and daughter.

 

**Christine Hamm

http://www.christinehamm.com

 

Christine Hamm has a Ph.D. in American poetics, and is a former poetry editor for Ping*Pong. Nominated four times for a Pushcart Prize, her poetry has been published in Dark Sky, Lodestar Quarterly, Orbis, Pebble Lake Review, Poetry Midwest, Rattle, Rhino, and many others. She teaches English at York College and Pace University. Echo Park, her third book of poems, came out from Blazevox . Erbacce published her fourth chapbook, My Western. The New Orleans Review is publishing Christine’s latest chapbook, A is for Absence, this year. She was a runner-up for the Poet Laureate of Queens.

 

**Jared Harel, Brooklyn Arts Press

http://www.jaredharel.com/

 

http://www.brooklynartspress.com/

 

Jared Harel’s poems have appeared in Shenandoah, The American Poetry Review, The Southern Review, The Threepenny Review, Tin House, and elsewhere. His poetry chapbook The Body Double was published by Brooklyn Arts Press in 2012. He lives in Astoria, and plays drums for the NYC-based rock band, The Dust Engineers.

Brooklyn Arts Press (BAP) is an independent house devoted to publishing poetry books, lyrical fiction, short fiction, novels, art monographs, chapbooks, translations, and nonfiction by emerging artists. They believe they serve our community best by publishing great works of varying aesthetics side by side, subverting the notion that writers and artists exist in vacuums, apart from the culture in which they reside and outside the realm and understanding of other camps and aesthetics. They believe experimentation and innovation, arriving by way of given forms or new ones, make our culture greater through diversity of perspective, opinion, expression, and spirit. Their staff is comprised of literary loyalists whose editorial resolve, time, effort, and expertise allows them to publish the best of the manuscripts they receive.

 

**Howie Hawkins

http://www.howiehawkins.org

 

Howie Hawkins is a Green Party and Teamster activist in Syracuse, N.Y. An organizer in movements for peace, justice, labor, the environment, and independent politics since the late 1960s, Hawkins was the Green Party’s 2010 candidate for N.Y. Governor and received enough votes for the Greens to be the only third party in New York to secure ballot access without cross-endorsing the Democratic or Republican candidates. He is the Green candidate for N.Y. Governor again in 2014.

 

**Lauren Hunter

https://twitter.com/breakfast_etc

 

Lauren Hunter is from North Carolina and lives in Lefferts Garden, Brooklyn. Her chapbook, My Own Fires, was released by Brothel Books. Poems can be found or are forthcoming in Saudade Review, Sink Review, SOUND Literary Magazine, and Souvenir Lit Journal.

 

**Brenda Iijima

http://www.yoyolabs.com/

 

Brenda Iijima’s involvements occur at the often unnamable conjunctions and mutations of poetry, choreography, research movement, animal studies, speculative non-fiction, care-giving, and forlorn histories. Her forthcoming book, Untimely Death is Driven Beyond the Horizon will be published by 1913 Press this year. She is also the publisher of Portable Press @ Yo-Yo Labs and will put out the 50th book from the press this year.

 

**Boni Joi

https://twitter.com/bonijoi

 

Boni Joi was born in North Miami Beach, Fla.; raised in New Jersey; and discovered her lost lineage in Salem, Mass. She has an M.F.A. from Columbia University and has read and performed her poems at numerous venues in New Jersey, New York, and elsewhere, including Switzerland, Canada, and England. Her poems have appeared in Arabella, Big Hammer, Long Shot, Lungfull!, The Brooklyn Rail, The Portable Boog Reader, and many other journals. Joi is a rotating cast member of the show Mortified. A clip of her performance was featured on National Public Radio’s This American Life during an interview with the progenitor, David Nadleberg, and her piece was published in the book Mortified: Love is a Battlefield. Her first collection of poetry, Before During or After Rainstorms, was published in 2012. Boston Review says, “Armed with an eye for the particular and a knack for gentle satire, Joi writes from the front lines of a doomed fight for America’s spirit, but does so with a bright infectious gusto.” She works as a photograph and reference archivist and lives with musical chef Tobi Joi in Kensington, Brooklyn.

 

**Adeena Karasick

http://www.adeenakarasick.com/

 

Adeena Karasick is a poet, cultural theorist, media artist, and author of seven award-winning books of poetry and poetic theory. Writing at the intersection of Conceptualism and neo-Fluxus performatics, her urban, Jewish feminist mashups have been described as “electricity in language” (Nicole Brossard); noted for their “cross-fertilization of punning and knowing, theatre and theory” (Charles Bernstein); and “a twined virtuosity of mind and ear which leaves the reader deliciously lost in Karasick’s signature ‘syllabic labyrinth’” (Craig Dworkin). She is professor of pop culture, gender and media theory at Fordham University. The “Adeena Karasick Archive” has just been established at Special Collections, Simon Fraser University.

 

**Mark Lamoureux

http://www.marklamoureux.blogspot.com/

 

Mark Lamoureux lives in New Haven, Conn. He is the author of thee full-length collections of poetry: Spectre (Black Radish Books), Astrometry Orgonon (BlazeVOX ), and 29 Cheeseburgers / 39 Years (Pressed Wafer). His work has been published in print and online in Cannibal, Denver Quarterly, Fourteen Hills, Jacket, and many others.

 

**Susan Landers

http://susanlanders.tumblr.com/

 

Susan Landers is the author of 248 mgs., a panic picnic and Covers (both O Books); 15: A Poetic Engagement with the Chicago Manual of Style (Least Weasel); and What I Was Tweeting While You Were On Facebook (Perfect Lovers). She blogs at the above url.

 

**Sueyeun Juliette Lee

http://silentbroadcast.com/

 

Sueyeun Juliette Lee grew up three miles from the CIA and currently lives in Philadelphia. She edits Corollary Press, a chapbook series dedicated to innovative multi-ethnic writing. For a living, she teaches writing courses at the University of the Arts. Her books include That Gorgeous Feeling (Coconut Books), Underground National (Factory School), and the forthcoming Solar Maximum (Futurepoem books). She writes reviews for the Constant Critic, is a contributor to Entropy, and has written commentaries for Jacket2. She is a 2013 Pew Fellow in the Arts.

 

**Sara Lefsyk

http://www.poetrycrush.com

 

Sara Lefsyk lives in Cororado where she handmakes books and granola and paints. Her first chapbook, the christ hairnet fish library, is available through Dancing Girl Press. Her second, a small man looked at me, is forthcoming from Little Red Leaves Press. She also has an e-chapbook forthcoming from Poetry Crush. Lefsyk has previous publications in Bateau, Phoebe, Poetry Crush, The Greensboro Review, and The New Orleans Review, among others.

 

**Reb Livingston

http://www.reblivingston.net/

 

Reb Livingston is the author of Bombyonder (Bitter Cherry Books), God Damsel (No Tell Books), and Your Ten Favorite Words (Coconut Books). She lives in Northern Virginia with her husband and son.

 

**Brendan Lorber

http://lungfull.org/

 

Brendan Lorber is the author of Unfixed Elegy and Other Poems (ButterLamb Press) and edits Lungfull! magazine.

 

**JenMarie Macdonald

http://www.fact-simile.com/

JenMarie Macdonald is one half of Fact-Simile Editions and the author of Sometime Soon Ago (Shadow Mountain Press) and co-author, with Travis Macdonald, of the forthcoming chapbooks Graceries (Horse Less Press) and Bigger on the Inside (Ixnay Press).

 

**Travis Macdonald

http://www.fact-simile.com/

 

Travis Macdonald is a poet, copywriter, and small press publisher. He is the author of two full-length collections: The O Mission Repo [vol. 1] (Fact-Simile) and N7ostradamus (BlazeVox ) as well as several chapbooks. He lives, works, writes, and co-edits Fact-Simile Editions in Philadelphia.

 

**Leora Mandel

Leora Mandel studied writing poetry at Interlochen Arts Academy High School and with Monica Ferrel in the SUNY Purchase creative writing program. Over these years she discovered the exciting connection between music and poetry. Mandel likes to take readers and listeners by the hand into surreal narratives where stingrays stalk overhead and teenagers trade bodies with pipe smoke, towns of people lose their voices, and the future of the planet is decoded in an orange peel. She embodies characters when she sings, coming from a place of sincerity even when her characters have gone and done the awful, awful wrong.

 

**Charles Mansfield

http://charlesmansfield.bandcamp.com/

 

Charles Mansfield’s sound has been compared to the likes of Neil Young, Frank Black, and The Mountain Goats. The past few years have seen him in New York playing clubs largely shoulder-to-shoulder with the AntiFolk scene at Sidewalk, Goodbye Blue Monday, and the rich house-show scene.

 

**Amanda McCormick

http://www.ammcc.tumblr.com

 

http://www.inkpressproductions.com

 

Amanda McCormick is an outdoorswoman / book / print maker / cook. She is the founding curator of Ink Press Productions in Baltimore.

**Chris McCreary

http://ixnaypress.com/

 

Chris McCreary’s latest book, [ neüro / mäntic ], is forthcoming this fall from Furniture Press. Along with Jenn McCreary, he co-edits ixnay press.

 

**Tracey McTague

http://htmlgiant.com/reviews/super-natural-by-tracey-mctague

 

Tracey McTague lives up on Battle Hill in Brooklyn, down the street from where she was born and across the room from where her daughter was born. She is the ornithologist consigliere for Lungfull! magazine by day. By night, she is a root doctor, alchemist and hunter-gatherer. Her book Super Natural (Trembling Pillow Press) was born in New Orleans.

 

**Meaner Pencil

http://meanerpencil.bandcamp.com/

 

Meaner Pencil is a singing cellist with a warm, dark, sweet way of twisting her words around. Originally from Nebraska, she is most often heard in the subway late at night, hoping to console passing strangers.

 

**Carol Mirakove

http://www.carolmirakove.info/

 

Carol Mirakove has served as poetry editor and politics co-editor of Boog City.

 

**Elinor Nauen

http://www.elinornauen.com/

 

Elinor Nauen’s most recent books include My Marriage A to Z and So Late into the Night. She is working on a book tentatively called The Big Book of Little Intros.

 

**Najee Omar, The Operating System

http://www.najeeomar.com/

 

http://www.theoperatingsystem.org/

 

https://twitter.com/the_OS_

 

Najee Omar, a Brooklyn-based writer and performance artist, uses the language of theatre, music, and poetry to create an honest dialogue around the injustices of humanity. He has read and been featured at the 2013 Harlem Arts Festival, Avery Fisher Hall, Au Chat Noir (Paris), and Duke University. As a teaching artist, he’s turned classrooms into stages by conducting poetry and theater workshops for inner city teens and at-risk youth in schools across the greater New York City and Los Angeles areas. In 2012 Omar was awarded the Poet-in-Paris Fellowship. He serves on the HigherSelf Arts Committee as the curator of artist showcases and co-host of its monthly Open Mic Series. His mission is to cultivate an audience of deep thinkers and inspire the next generation of change agents.

The Operating System is a creative empowerment engine: a constantly evolving array of interdisciplinary experimentation, with participants from all over the world. IRL, The OS hosts readings, panels, workshops, and salons, curates shows, and publishes a print journal as well as a yearly chapbook series. Their robust virtual platform is home to original editorial, journalistic, and multimedia content from a wide range of creators and organizations from every discipline imaginable. Their next PRINT volume will exclusively feature sound recordings (of all possible types)…curious? Check them out online to get involved! or tweet at them.

 

**Joe Pan

http://www.joepan.org

 

Joe Pan is the founder of Brooklyn Arts Press, a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and is poetry editor for the arts magazine Hyperallergic. His first poetry collection, Autobiomythography & Gallery, was named “Best First Book” by Coldfront Magazine. His poem “Ode to the MQ-9 Reaper,” a hybrid work about drones, was previously excerpted and praised in The New York Times. His poetry has appeared in such places as Boston Review, Brooklyn Rail, Denver Quarterly, H_ngm_n, and Phoebe; his fiction in the Cimarron Review and Glimmer Train; and his nonfiction in The New York Times.

 

**Niina Pollari

http://heartbarf.tumblr.com/

 

Niina Pollari is a poet and translator. Birds, LLC just released her first book, Dead Horse. She is also the author of two chapbooks, Book Four (Hyacinth Girl Press) and Fabulous Essential (Birds of Lace). Last year Action Books put out her translation of Tytti Heikkinen’s The Warmth of the Taxidermied Animal. She coordinates the yearly Popsickle Festival in Brooklyn. Zane Van Dusen photo.

 

**Joseph Riipi

http://www.josephriippi.com

 

Joseph Riippi is the author of the books Because (CCM), A Cloth House (Housefire), The Orange Suitcase (Ampersand), and Do Something! Do Something! Do Something! (Ampersand), as well as the chapbooks Puyallup, Washington (Chapbook Genius) and Treesisters (Greying Ghost Press). His next novel, Research: A Novel for Performance (CCM), is forthcoming this October. He lives with his wife in Fort Greene, Brooklyn.

 

**Lisa Rogal

http://www.greetingsreadings.org/Greetings_Readings/Lisa_Rogal.html

Lisa Rogal is a poet and fiction writer living in Brooklyn. Her writing can be found in Greetings, Poems By Sunday, Downtown Brooklyn, Sun’s Skeleton, Pulp, By the Overpass, Brooklyn Paramount, and in fragments on Twitter @Lrogal. Her translations of Russian poet Vladimir Druk, The Days are Getting Longer, and her first collection of poetry, The New Realities, have been published as handmade, limited-edition books by thirdfloorapartmentpress. Lisa teaches composition at the College of Staten Island. Jack Russo photo.

 

**Megan Ronan

http://www.dreginald.com/index.php/issues/issue-one/meg-ronan

 

Megan Ronan is the author of the obligatory garnish argument (SpringGun Press). Her poems have appeared in 1913: a journal of forms, APARTMENT Poetry, Robot Melon, West Wind Review, and other lovely journals. She works as a shop girl at Bridge Street Books in Washington, D.C. and tries to be like a good party.

 

**Ed Sanders

Edward Sanders is a poet, historian, and composer. From 1998 until completing it in 2011, he wrote the nine-volume America, a History in Verse.

He has a degree in ancient Greek from New York University, and, among his albums and CDs, is Songs in Ancient Greek, featuring texts from Aristophanes, Homer, Plato, Simonides, Heraclitus, and Sappho.

Sanders has recently completed a 350-page poem on the final years of Robert F. Kennedy.

Sanders’ books include Tales of Beatnik Glory (four volumes published in a single edition); 1968, a History in Verse; The Poetry and Life of Allen Ginsberg; The Family, a history of the Charles Manson murder group; and Chekhov, a biography in verse. His 1987 collection, Thirsting for Peace in a Raging Century, won an American Book Award. His selected poems, 1986-2008, Let’s Not Keep Fighting the Trojan War, was published by Coffee House Press. In late 2011 Da Capo Press published his memoir of the 1960s, Fug You.

He is the creator of the two-act musical drama Cassandra, which traces in song, chant, and dialog the life and tragedy of the Trojan princess caught up in the cyclical violence of The Trojan War.

He has received a Guggenheim fellowship in poetry, a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship in verse, an American Book Award for his collected poems, a 2012 PEN-Oakland Josephine Miles Prize, and other awards for his writing.

Sanders was the founder of the satiric folk/rock group The Fugs, which has released many albums and CDs during its nearly 50-year history.

His book on the Manson group, The Family, is under option to be made into a movie.

He lives in Woodstock, N.Y. with his wife, the essayist and painter Miriam Sanders, and both are active in environmental and other social issues.

 

**Prageeta Sharma

Prageeta Sharma is the author of four poetry collections, Bliss to Fill, The Opening Question, Infamous Landscapes, and Undergloom. Her writing has appeared in journals and anthologies such as Agni, Boston Review, Fence, and The Women’s Review of Books, and, among others, The Harper Collins Book of English Poetry and BloodAxe/Penguin’s 60 Indian Poets. Her recent awards are a Howard Foundation Grant and writing residencies at Headlands Center for the Arts, Hotel Pupik (Austria), and The Millay Colony. She is a professor of English and teaches in the creative writing program at The University of Montana and is the co-director of the 2014 and 2015 conference Thinking Its Presence: Race and Creative Writing.

 

**Dale Sherrard

http://www.umt.edu/tedx/speakers/sherrard_dale.php

 

Dale Sherrard is an experimental composer, sonic sculptor and sound designer. He is an adjunct assistant professor of sonic arts in the Media Arts Program at the University of Montana. Sherrard’s work ranges in various formats including gallery and museum installation, orchestrated performance, avant opera, scores for film and modern dance, and studio recordings for playback. Recent works have exhibited in Missoula (Missoula Art Museum and Gallery Frontier Space) and in Austria (Hotel Pupik), and also includes a series of student orchestra phonography pieces performed locally. Collaborations include work with Italian sculptor and animator Luca Buvoli and as sound designer and co-composer that premiered at The Mattress Factory in Pittsburgh, and was shown at The Museum of Modern Art in 2009. He has also collaborated with choreographers Ani Weinstein and Anya Cloud. Recent film credits include the soundtrack to the Ken Burns award-winning short film Foggy Mountains Breakdown More Than Non-Foggy Mountains by filmmaker Jessie Stead, sound design for Tony Torn’s film The Grand Inquisitor, sound design for Universal VIP with Ken White, and archival sound for Andrew and Alex Smith’s feature film Winter In The Blood. His TedX can be seen at the above url.

 

**Jeff Simpson

http://www.jeffsimpson.org/

 

Jeff Simpson was born and raised in southwest Oklahoma. He is the author of Vertical Hold (Steel Toe Books), a finalist for The National Poetry Series. He was the founding editor of the online arts and literature magazine The Fiddleback. His poems have appeared in Forklift, Ohio; Prairie Schooner; H_NGM_N; Copper Nickel; Harpur Palate, and others. He lives in South Slope, Brooklyn and works for the Academy of American Poets. Chelsey Simpson photo.

 

**Shenandoah Sowash

http://www.shenandoahsowash.com/

 

Shenandoah Sowash is a poet and essayist. Her work has appeared in PANK, Poet Lore, RHINO Poetry, Smartish Pace, and elsewhere. The recipient of fellowships from The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and The Lannan Foundation, she was a finalist for The Beullah Rose Poetry Prize. In 2011, she attended the Bread Loaf Writers Conference through a work-study scholarship (“waitership”). This summer she traveled to Lithuania through an Editor’s Choice Award from The Summer Literary Seminars. Currently at work on her first book, she lives in Washington, D.C.

 

**Laura Spagnoli

http://www.bedfellowsmagazine.com/index/#/sixteen/

 

Laura Spagnoli is the author of the chapbook My Dazzledent Days (ixnay press). Her poems can be found in Apiary, Bedfellows, Jupiter 88, and ONandOnScreen, and her story “A Cut Above” was published in Philadelphia Noir. She lives in Philadelphia and teaches French at Temple University.

 

**Nicole Steinberg

http://www.nicolesteinberg.com/

 

Nicole Steinberg is the author of Getting Lucky (Spooky Girlfriend Press) and two chapbooks available this year, Undressing from dancing girl press and Clever Little Gang, winner of the Furniture Press 4X4 Chapbook Award. Her other publications include Forgotten Borough: Writers Come to Terms with Queens (SUNY Press) and Birds of Tokyo (dancing girl press).

 

**Alison Strub

http://www.pankmagazine.com/piece/girls/

 

Alison Strub is a creature of the internet and a dog lover. She received her M.F.A. at George Mason University and resides in Arlington, Va. Her poems have appeared in Alice Blue Review, Denver Quarterly, Handsome, , Shampoo, and other fine publications. She can be reached via Google.

 

**Maureen Thorson

http://www.maureenthorson.com/

 

Maureen Thorson is the author of two books of poetry: My Resignation (Shearsman Books) and Applies to Oranges (Ugly Duckling Presse). She lives in Washington, D.C., where she tries not to become politically embittered.

 

**Orchid Tierney

http://www.orchidtierney.com/

 

Orchid Tierney is a poet from New Zealand now residing in Philadelphia. Her chapbooks include Brachiation (GumTree Press) and The World in Small Parts (Dancing Girl Press).

 

**Rodrigo Toscano

Rodrigo Toscano is the author of six books of poetry, including Deck of Deeds (Counterpath Press) and Collapsible Poetics (a 2007 National Poetry Series Selection). His writing has appeared in the anthologies Against Expression, Diasporic Avant Gardes, and Best American Poetry. Toscano works for the Labor Institute in conjunction with the United Steelworkers and the National Institute for Environmental Health Science. Toscano’s home base is the Greenpoint Township of Brooklyn.

 

**CarlaJean Valuzzi

http://imisspaperletters.com/

 

CarlaJean Valluzzi is a native of beautiful western Massachusetts. She received her B.F.A. from the Massachusetts College of Art and her M.F.A. in creative writing and publishing arts from the University of Baltimore. Based in the Station North Arts District, she photographs using film and a camera that doesn’t make phone calls, creates collages and hand-bound books, as well as many other forms of paper-based ephemera under the moniker Kitchen Table Press. Jessica Baldwin photo.

 

**Walter Ego

http://walteregomusic.com/

Walter Ego, whose music has been described as: “Part Magical Mystery Tour era Beatles, part Elvis Costello, part Nick Cave, maybe. Lyrics drive his songs, but his tunes can be more ornate and complex than you typically find in his kind of powerpop and jangle rock.”

 

**Laura A. Warman

http://www.laurawarman.tumblr.com

Laura A. Warman is a poet and performance artist based in Pittsburgh. She is the author of How Much Does It Cost from Cars Are Real Press. She runs the Warman Jitney car service, is a member of DAD PRANKS art collective, and publishes Warman Monthly.

 

**Joseph P. Wood

http://www.josephpwood.tumblr.com

Joseph P. Wood is the author of four books and five chapbooks of poetry, which include YOU. (Etruscan Press, forthcoming), Broken Cage (Brooklyn Arts Press), and Fold of the Map (Salmon Poetry). His work has appeared in venues such as Arts & Letters Daily, BOMB, Boston Review, Cincinnati Review, Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, Gulf Coast, Indiana Review, Prairie Schooner, and Verse, among others. Wood’s held residencies at Djerassi and Artcroft, and is currently managing editor at Noemi Press. He lives in Birmingham, Ala.

 

**Yeti

http://yetimusic.co/

Yeti is bass-driven, philosophical, dream-punk with cute killer harmonies. This New York-based trio reeks of feral femininity, fermenting in the forgotten woods of Staten Island. Their music fuses Sleater-Kinney sensibilities with The Cranberries’ emotional power. Yeti can be found playing at various venues throughout the New York City area, or in very cold, dark, remote caverns from which few have ever returned. Currently, they have one full-length album, White Devil, and their acoustic EP Fur You.

 

**Joe Yoga

http://www.mrjoeyoga.com/
Joe Yoga is a songwriter, visual artist, and poet from New York City. For years, he has been bringing his music and art to NYC’s stages, festivals, subway platforms, and gallery walls. His unique songwriting style and passionate performances have made him a favorite of, and a fixture at, venues across the city.

 

**Mike Young

http://www.mikeayoung.tumblr.com

Mike Young is the author of three books—Sprezzatura, Look! Look! Feathers, and We Are All Good If They Try Hard Enough—and the chapbook Who Can Make It. He publishes NOÖ Journal, runs Magic Helicopter Press, and writes for HTMLGIANT.