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Bahaar Ahsan is a poet from the Bay Area living in New York City. She is the author of the chapbook Gay Girl Hyacinth (Eyelet 2021).


Cody-Rose Clevidence is the author of Aux Arc / Trypt Ich (Nightboat, 2021), Listen My Friend, This is the Dream I Dreamed Last Night (The Song Cave, 2021), Flung/Throne (Ahsahta, 2018), and BEAST FEAST (Ahsata Press, 2014), as well as several chapbooks (Fonograf, flowers and cream, NION, garden door press, Auric). They live in the Arkansas Ozarks with three sentient pets.

A Note on We

JD Pluecker works with language, as writer, translator, and artist. Their book of poetry and image, Ford Over, was released in 2016 from Noemi Press, and in 2019 Lawndale Art Center supported the publication of the artist book, The Unsettlements: Dad. From 2010-2020, they worked as part of the transdisciplinary collaborative Antena Aire. More info at and


Lila Dlaboha is a poet born of Ukrainian immigrants on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. She was short-listed for the Poetry International Prize 2021, and is a 2018 finalist, for her full-length manuscript, in the Marsh Hawk Press Poetry Prize judged by Jane Hirshfield. Her prose pieces have appeared in Arrowsmith, an online literary quarterly out of Boston, and Ukrainian-American Poets Respond, an anthology of works in answer to Russia’s war on Ukraine. Her poems have appeared in Arts & Letters (Georgia College), Bellevue Literary Review, Mudfish, Andre Codrescu’s Exquisite Corpse, Lungfull, among other publications. During the 1980s she served on the editorial board of the Little Magazine, a nationally distributed literary quarterly. On and off since 2016 she has been volunteering with kids and teens in the war zones of eastern Ukraine under the auspices of the Ukrainian NGO GoGlobal/GoCamp. She lives in New York City.


Mónica de la Torre’s books include Repetition Nineteen (Nightboat), The Happy End/All Welcome (Ugly Duckling Presse), and Public Domain (Roof). She co-edited Women in Concrete Poetry 1959–79 (Primary Information), received a 2022 Creative Capital grant and the 2022 FCA C.D. Wright Award for Poetry. She teaches at Brooklyn College.


Peter Covino is a poet, editor, and translator whose poems are widely published in the U.S. and Italy. He’s the author of four books including Cut Off the Ears of Winter and The Right Place to Jump. A former social worker in NYC, he’s currently an associate professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Rhode. He’s one of the founding editors of Barrow Street Press, and the Ocean State Review. You’ll learn more than you need to know about him if you google or at

from to market

Morgan Võ (b. 1989) is a poet concerned with resonance, contingency, difficulty understanding, and the presence of the dead among the living; he is also a librarian-in-training, and a current member of the Poetry Project Newsletter editorial collective.

“from yours truly”

Lewis Warsh’s Elixir in conversation with Lisa Rogal


The Brooklyn Rail

MARCH 2023

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