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Uche Nduka is a Nigerian-American poet, essayist, collagist. He is the author of 10 volumes of poetry of which the most recent are If Only The Night, eel on reef, Ijele, and Nine East. He presently lives in New York City and teaches at CUNY.


Kostas Anagnopoulos is the founder and editor of Insurance Editions. He has published five chapbooks. What Works, his latest chapbook is forthcoming in spring 2016. His full-length book, Moving Blanket, was published by Ugly Duckling Presse. He lives and works in Queens, NY.


Trace Peterson is a trans woman poet critic. Author of Since I Moved In (Chax) and numerous chapbooks, she is also the Editor/Publisher of EOAGH and Co-editor of the anthology Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics (Nightboat), which was a Lambda Literary Award Finalist. Her recent writing appears in TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly, the Ashbery Home School Gallery, and the "Genre Queer" issue of Cream City Review. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for VIDA: Women in Literary Arts and teaches the first-ever course in Transgender Poetry at Hunter College.


Susan M. Schultz is author, most recently of Dementia Blog, Memory Cards 2010-2011 Series, and "She's Welcome to Her Disease": Dementia Blog, Vol. 2, from Singing Horse Press . The poems printed here will be included in Memory Cards: Thomas Traherne Series, Talisman House, 2016. She's lived in Hawaìi since 1990 and is a lifelong fan of the St. Louis Cardinals. 


Tom Savage is the author of eleven books of poetry including the latest 136 collaborations (mostly sonnets) with the late Bill Kushner. His other books include Afghanistan: From Herat to Balkh and Back Again and Brainlifts. He has had poems in The New York Times and many print and online venues. He has received grants from the Fund For Poetry and taught at The Poetry Project. Bill Kushner (1931-2015) was a poet, playwright, actor, and director at the The New York Theater Ensemble and Theater Genesis. His books of poetry include Head, Love Uncut, He Dreams of Waters, That April, In the Hairy Arms of Whitman, In Sunsetland with You, and Walking After Midnight. Some poems, recordings, and fabulous interviews with Bill can be found at poet Don Yorty's blog. A memorial reading for Bill will be held at the Poetry Project at St. Mark's Church, where he was an important presence for decades, on Monday, November 16 (see for more details).


The Brooklyn Rail

OCT 2015

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