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Leopoldine Core is the author of the poetry collection Veronica Bench and the story collection When Watched.


Nikki Wallschlaeger’s work has been featured in The Nation, Brick, American Poetry Review, Witness, Kenyon Review, POETRY, and others. She is the author ofthe full-length collections Houses (Horseless Press 2015) and Crawlspace (Bloof 2017) as well as the graphic book I Hate Telling You How I Really Feel (2019) from Bloof Books. She is also the author of an artist book called “Operation USA” through the Baltimore based book arts group Container, a project acquired by Woodland Pattern Book Center in Milwaukee. Her third collection, Waterbaby, is forthcoming from Copper Canyon Press in 2021.


Edwin Torres’s recent books are XoeteoX: the infinite word object (Wave Book),and The Body In Language: An Anthology (Counterpath Press), which he edited. He has a number of essay-like formulations appearing in forthcoming anthologies, as well as an exhibit of visual work this summer at Photobook Works Gallery in Beacon, NY entitled, “Different Ways To Talk.”


Benjamin Friedlander is the author of One Hundred Etudes (Edge Books) and Citizen Cain (Salt Press). He lives in Maine, where he teaches American Literature and edits the scholarly journal Paideuma. His editorial work also includes work by Robert Creeley, Charles Olson, and Larry Eigner.

from Water & Power

Alli Warren is the author of the poetry books Little Hill (City Lights Books), I Love It Though (Nightboat Books), finalist for the California Book Award, and Here Come the Warm Jets (City Lights Books), Poetry Center Book Award winner. Alli has lived and worked in the Bay Area since 2005.


Tony Towle began his connection to the New York School of Poetry in 1963, when he took workshops at the New School with Kenneth Koch and Frank O’Hara. In 1970, Towle received the Frank O’Hara Award, in conjunction with which his first major collection, North, was published. He worked at renowned print publisher Universal Limited Art Editions (ULAE) from 1964 to 1981, as founder Tatyana Grosman’s administrative assistant. Towle has received fellowships from the National Foundation of the Arts and the New York State Council on the Arts, and an award in Poetry from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, among other honors and prizes. His thirteenth book of poems, Noir, was published by Hanging Loose Press in 2017.

Love Mountain

Emmalea Russo is the author of G (Futurepoem) and Wave Archive (Book*hug). She was a writer in residence at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and the 18th Street Arts Center (LA), and a visiting artist at the Art Academy of Cincinnati and Parsons School of Design. Recent writing has appeared in Artcritical, BOMB, The Brooklyn Rail, Cosmopolitan, Hyperallergic, and the Los Angeles Review of Books. Russo is a practicing astrologer and divides her time between Avon-by-the-Sea, NJ, and New York City.


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