Clayton Eshleman's recent publications include a translation of José Antonio Mazzottis Sakra Boccata with a Foreword by Raúl Zurita (Ugly Duckling, 2013). In the spring of 2014, Black Widow will bring out Penetralia, a new collection of poems, along with Clayton Eshleman / The Whole Art, a collection of essays, notes and articles on the authors work over the decades, edited by Stuart Kendall. In 2015, Black Widow will publish Clayton Eshleman / The Essential Poetry 1960-2015 and Wesleyan will bring out a bilingual edition of The Complete Poetry of Aimé Césaire, co-translated with A. James Arnold.
John High is the author of numerous books. His poems have most recently appeared in Poems by Sunday, Poetry Northwest, Brooklyn Paramount, and New American Writing; his translations of Osip Mandelstam have appeared in The Nation, Denver Quarterly, Pen America, and Poetry, among others. The poems printed here are from a new collection from Talisman House, you are everything you are not (the third book in a trilogy). He teaches in the MFA Creative Writing Program at LIU, Brooklyn.
Shinda loves telling me about myself. I swear, youre just trying to be miserable. She stomps down the creaking stairs, shaking her shaggy head for emphasis. Do you even have a reason to get out of bed anymore? Call me when youre sane.
Sandra Simonds is the author of four full-length collections of poetry: The Glass Box (Saturnalia Books, 2015), The Sonnets (Bloof Books, 2014), Mother was a Tragic Girl (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2012) and Warsaw Bikini (Bloof Books, 2009) which was a finalist for numerous prizes including the National Poetry Series.
John Reed is the author of A Still Small Voice, The Whole, Snowball's Chance, All The World's A Grave: A New Play By William Shakespeare, and Tales of Woe (MTV Press).