René de Ceccatty was born in Tunisia. His French family moved to France when he was six years old. A renowned novelist, essayist, playwright, and translator, his interests in Italian and Japanese literature have resulted in translations of such important writers as Ôé, Abé, Sôseki, Mishima, Tanizaki, Yûko Tsushima, Ogawa, Pasolini, Moravia, Leopardi, Saba, and Bonaviri.
Lonely Christopher is the author of the short fiction collection The Mechanics of Homosexual Intercourse (forthcoming from Akashic) and several chapbooks. he is a founding member of the Brooklyn-based small press The Corresponding Society.
Jennifer Karmin has published, performed, exhibited, taught, and experimented with language across the U.S., Japan, and Kenya. She is the author of the text-sound epic Aaaaaaaaaaalice (Flim Forum Press, 2010) and lives in Chicago.
Joanna Fuhrman is the author of four books of poetry, most recently Moraine (Hanging Loose Press 2006) and Pageant (Alice James Books 2009).
John Lattas recent poems are in or forthcoming in Jacket, Chicago Review, Lana Turner, Zoland Poetry, Critical Quarterly, and OR. He writes regularly at Isola di Rifiuti.