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Bob Holman’s two new books, The Unspoken and Life Poem, were written fifty years apart. You can order them from YBK Publishers.


Brandon Downing’s collections of poetry include The Shirt Weapon (2002), Dark Brandon (2005), AT ME (2010) and, most recently, Mellow Actions (2013). In 2007 he released a feature-length collection of short digital films, Dark Brandon: Eternal Classics, while a monograph of his literary collages from 1996 to 2008, Lake Antiquity, was published by Fence Books in 2010. He's recently completed a sixteen-book cycle based around Euripides' The Bacchae. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area in California, he has lived in New York City since 2001.


Jennifer Rose Bonilla-Edgington is an artist and writer living in the greater NYC area with her husband Colin Edgington and her dog Jasper Johns Stone.

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Jennifer Firestone is the author of five books of poetry and four chapbooks including Story (UDP), Ten, (BlazeVOX [books]), Gates & Fields (Belladonna* Collaborative), Swimming Pool (DoubleCross Press), Flashes (Shearsman Books), and Holiday (Shearsman Books). She co-edited (with Dana Teen Lomax) Letters To Poets: Conversations about Poetics, Politics and Community (Saturnalia Books) and is collaborating with Marcella Durand on a book about Feminist Avant-garde Poetics. She won the 2014 Marsh Hawk Press’ Robert Creeley Memorial Prize. Firestone is an Associate Professor of Literary Studies at the New School’s Eugene Lang College and is also the Director of their Academic Fellows pedagogy program.


Vincent Katz is a poet and translator. He is the author of the poetry collections Swimming Home and Southness and the book of translations The Complete Elegies of Sextus Propertius. His next book of poems, Broadway for Paul, comes out in March.


Kathleen DelMar Miller is a poet and psychoanalyst. Her poems have been featured in journals and anthologies such as Bay Poetics, How2, Jacket, Sifter, Matrix Magazine, Boog City and Stonecutter Journal. Her reviews can be found in The Poetry Project Newsletter and Jacket2. She has an essay in writer and psychoanalyst Adam Phillips’ most recent publication, The Cure for Psychoanalysis. She holds an MFA from Bard College and maintains a private practice in NYC, where she works with artists.


Lara Mimosa Montes is the author of THRESHOLES (Coffee House Press, 2020). She is a senior editor of Triple Canopy. She was born in the Bronx.


Raquel Balboni’s first collection of poems, XXX Poems, is published this month by Art & Letters (

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Oliver Baer does many things. He was the editor of Cthulhu Sex Magazine and Two Backed Books. His poetry has appeared in Literary Yard, Birds Fall Silent in the Mechanical Sea, Dream People, Bare Bone, Boog City, Infernal Ink Magazine, Cthulhu Sex Magazine, Horror Between the Sheets and Horror Writers Association Poetry Showcase Vol. II. His book of poetry, Baer Soul came out in 2011. His CD of poetry set to music, which came out in 2013, spawned a biannual poetry set to music show A Conclave of Baer. In addition, he has written essays and horror stories. His book, Letters to the Editor of Cthulhu Sex Magazine, came out in October 2019. Recently, his likeness has been seen on film in the documentary, "Tai Chi Club" and heard on radio for the experimental improvisational music show "Improbable Confetti". He has performed as an unspeakable horror from the depths of the ocean as well as helped to produce Broadway and Off Broadway theater. He is visible using the virtual spectrum of social media by following him on Twitter @obaer and/or Facebook Much of his work can be found at


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