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Filip Marinovich is the author of Wolfman Librarian, And If You Don't Go Crazy I'll Meet You Here Tomorrow, Zero Readership, and The Suitcase Tree, now out from The Operating System. He teaches the roving poetry seminar SHAKESPEARIAN MOTLEY COLLEGE at Torn Page Theater and various locations throughout the ten directions of New York City and the hard to see nearnesses of our purring cosmic locality.


Mona Kareem is the author of three poetry collections in Arabic and the 2019 Poet-in-Residence at Poetry International in Rotterdam. These poems are from her first poetry manuscript in English.

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Pamela Sneed is a New York-based poet, writer, performer and visual artist. She is author of Imagine Being More Afraid of Freedom than Slavery, KONG and Other Works, Sweet Dreams and a chaplet, Gift by Belladonna. She has been featured in the New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Time Out and Bomb. She appears in Nikki Giovanni's, "The One Hundred Best African American Poems."


Brenda Iijima's involvements occur at the intersections and mutations of poetry, research movement, visual arts, floral and faunal studies and ecological sociology. Her current work focuses on missing persons and submerged histories, extinction and other-than-human modes of expression. A developing project involves choreography and vocalization centered on Fort Massachusetts, in her hometown of North Adams, Massachusetts. She is the author of seven full-length collections of poetry and numerous chapbooks and artist's books. Her most recent book, Remembering Animals was published by Nightboat Books in 2016. She is also the editor of the eco language reader (Nightboat Books and PP@YYL). Iijima is the editor of Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs, located in Brooklyn, NY (

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Anthony Hawley is a multidisciplinary artist and writer. Recent solo projects were presented by the Salina Art Center; CounterCurrent in partnership with the Menil Collection & Aurora Picture Show; and Spazju Kreattiv in Malta. He is author of two full-length collections of poetry, and in 2019, Print the Future Press in Amsterdam will publish his artist book A Book of Spells. Along with violinist Rebecca Fischer, he forms one half The Afield, a performance collaboration for violin, video, electronics, and more. He teaches in the Hunter College MFA Studio Art Program.


The Brooklyn Rail

JUNE 2019

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