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Simon Pettet is a long-time resident of New York's Lower East Side. His Collected Poems, HEARTH (from Talisman House) is essential reading. His most recent volume (from the same publishers) is AS A BEE


Marie Buck’s most recent collection of poems is Goodnight, Marie, May God Have Mercy on Your Soul (Roof, 2016). She is the managing editor and online literary editor at Social Text and lives in Brooklyn.

five poems from “From a Winter Notebook”

Matvei Yankelevich’s books include Some Worlds for Dr. Vogt (Black Square), Alpha Donut (United Artists), and Boris by the Sea (Octopus). His translations include Today I Wrote Nothing: The Selected Writings of Daniil Kharms (Ardis/Overlook), and (with Eugene Ostashevsky) Alexander Vvedensky’s An Invitation for Me to Think (NYRB Poets), which received a National Translation Award. He is a founding editor of Ugly Duckling Presse, and teaches at Columbia University's School of the Arts and the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College.


Kit Schluter is a poet & translator living in Mexico City, where he co-curates the monthly poetry series at the independent arts library Aeromoto. Writings of his have appeared in BOMB, Boston Review, Folder, Hyperallergic, and NYTyrant. His published and forthcoming translations include books by Amandine André, Anne Kawala, Jaime Saenz, Michel Surya, Olivia Tapiero, and 3 short-story collections by Marcel Schwob. Recent collections of stories include 5 Cartoonsand The Good in Having a Nuclear Family, in which two of these texts were originally published. More at

Best Ship Braving Waves

Adjua Gargi Nzinga Greaves (New Yorker, b. 1980) is a Pushcart-nominated poet concerned with postcolonial ethnobotany, the limits of language, and archive as medium. Greaves has most recently been published in the collections Letters to the Future: Black Women / Radical Writing (Kore Press, 2018), and Creature/Verdure (Pinsapo Journal : Issue 2, 2018), as well as in her chapbook Close Reading As Forestry (Belladonna*, 2017). She will be an artist-in-residence with The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation on Captiva Island, Florida in early 2020 and serves as Site Director of Wendy's Subway in Bushwick, Brooklyn.

But I Did Learn to Swim: A Few Memories of Kevin Killian

Trace Peterson is a trans woman poet and critic, the author of Since I Moved In (new & revised)(Chax Press, 2019) and other books. She edits the journal/small press EOAGH which has won 2 Lambda Literary Awards including the first given in Transgender Poetry. She is also co-editor of the groundbreaking anthology Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics (Nightboat Books, 2013) and co-editor of Arrive on Wave: Collected Poems of Gil Ott (Chax Press, 2016).


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