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Silence As Instrument Too

Sarah Passino's most recent work has appeared in DIAGRAM, Poetry Daily, and Boston Review's collection What Nature. She has poems forthcoming in Berkeley Poetry Review and in Capital and Ritual, a collaborative anthology by Wendy's Subway and the Bard Graduate Center. She received the Rachel Wetzsteon Poetry Prize from the 92nd Street Y and was a 2018 Poets House Fellow.


Betsy Fagin is the author of All is Not Yet Lost (Belladonna, 2015), Names Disguised (Make Now Books, 2014), and a number of chapbooks. Fagin was awarded a 2017 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship in Poetry.


Donna de la Perrière is the author of two full-length books, True Crime and Saint Erasure. A third book, Works of Love & Terror, is forthcoming from Talisman House in the spring of 2019. She teaches in San Francisco and lives in Oakland. Read more at


Matthew Henriksen is the author of Ordinary Sun and The Absence of Knowing from Black Ocean, a co-editor of Typo Magazine, and a Teaching Poet for the Prison Story Project. He lives somewhere in the Ozarks.


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."

The Birds of Marseilles

Poet/collagist STEVE DALACHINSKY was born in Brooklyn after the last big war and has managed to survive lots of little wars. His book "The Final Nite"(Ugly Duckling Presse, 2006) won the PEN Oakland National Book Award. His most recent books include "A Superintendent's Eyes" (Unbearable/Autonomedia, 2013), Flying Home (Paris Lit Up Press, 2015), a collaboration with German visual artist Sig Bang Schmidt, Black Magic (New Feral Press, 2017), "Frozen Heatwave", a collaboration with Yuko Otomo (Luna Bisonte Prods, 2017), The Chicken Whisperer (Positive Magnets Press, 2018) and where night and day become one – the French poems 1983-2017 (great weather for Media press 2018). His column "Outtakes" is featured regularly in the Brooklyn Rail.

from Lost Horizon

Nathaniel Farrell was born and raised in Western Pennsylvania. He holds a doctorate in English Literature from Columbia University in New York City. He is the author of Newcomer (Ugly Duckling Presse) — a personae poem narrated by an anonymous soldier and set in an undefined military campaign — and Lost Horizon (UDP), a long poem inspired by the American mall, interstate landscapes and suburban pastorals. He teaches composition at Washington University in St. Louis and hosts a weekly experimental music program on 88.1 KDHX, St. Louis' community-supported, freeform radio station. His collages have been exhibited at Bushel (Delhi, NY), and Some Other Ways — his collaborative poetic project with Jessica Baran on the first month of Trump's presidency — was part of the World Chess Hall of Fame's Imagery of Chess exhibition.


The Brooklyn Rail

MAR 2019

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