NICOLA MASCIANDARO & ARIANA REINES
Nicola Masciandaro is Professor of English at Brooklyn College (CUNY) and a specialist in medieval literature. Recent/forthcoming works include: Sufficient Unto the Day: Sermones Contra Solicitudinem (Schism, 2014), Dark Wounds of Light, co-authored with Alina Popa, and Floating Tomb: Black Metal (Theory) and Mysticism, co-authored with Edia Connole (Mimesis, 2015).
Ariana Reines’s recent books include Mercury (2011), Thursday (2012), and The Origin of the World, written for Semiotext(e)’s contribution to the 2014 Whitney Biennial. Performances include MORTAL KOMBAT, commissioned by Le Mouvement Biel/Bienne (Switzerland) and performed with Jim Fletcher at the Whitney in 2014.
PURDEY LORD KREIDEN & JACKIE WANG
Purdey Lord Kreiden has no limits except one: fire. She is afraid of fire like Frankenstein. Her book Children of the Bad Hour is available from Ugly Duckling Presse, and she co-translated Tony Duvert’s L’ile Atlantique with Michael Thomas Taren (Semiotext(e), forthcoming).
Jackie Wang is a poet, performer, prison abolitionist and scholar based out of Cambridge, MA. Her work attempts to lay the groundwork for a future commune of alien lost girls. Follow her @LoneberryWang and loneberry.tumblr.com.
FARNOOSH FATHI & LUCY IVES
Farnoosh Fathi is the author of Great Guns (Canarium Books, 2013) and editor of the forthcoming Collected Poems of Joan Murray (New York Review of Books, 2017). She was born in Louisiana to Iranian parents and lives now in NYC and the Granny Cloud.
Lucy Ives is the author of four books, including nineties: A Novel, which will be reissued in June 2015 by Little A. She is the editor of Triple Canopy (www.canopycanopycanopy.com).
CYNTHIA DAIGNAULT & JOSEPH MOSCONI
Cynthia Daignault is a New York–based artist and writer. Her first solo show at Lisa Cooley opened in Fall 2013. Her books include CCTV (2012) and I love you more than one more day (2013). Daignault’s work appeared in Brooklyn Museum’s 2014 group show, Crossing Brooklyn.
Joseph Mosconi is a writer and taxonomist based in Los Angeles. He co-directs the Poetic Research Bureau and co-edits the art and lit mag Area Sneaks. He is the author of Fright Catalog (Insert Blanc Press, 2013), Demon Miso/Fashion In Child (Make Now Press, 2014), and other books.
AISHA SASHA JOHN &
XEŇA STANISLAVOVNA SEMJONOVÁ
Aisha Sasha John is a poet and dance improvisor. Her publications include THOU (BookThug, 2014) and The Shining Material (BookThug, 2011). Canadian Dancing, Aisha’s solo, improvised dance show, will be included in the 36th Rhubarb Festival. Aisha currently lives in Toronto.
Xeňa Stanislavovna Semjonová is a poet, artist, and translator living in New York City. Originally from Slovakia, she is the editor of Juice, a new publication featuring queer experimental writing.
BRANDON BROWN &
Brandon Brown is the author of four books of poetry, most recently Top 40 (Roof) and the forthcoming Shadow Lanka (Big Lucks). He is an editor at Krupskaya, publishes small-press materials under the imprint OMG!, and helps curate the Heart’s Desire reading series at the Bay Area Public School.
Jocelyn Saidenberg’s books include Mortal City, Cusp, Negativity, Shipwreck, and Dead Letter. Born and raised in NYC, she’s lived and worked in San Francisco since 1994. She is the founding editor of Krupskaya and one of the twelve curators of Right Window.
JONAS MEKAS &
Jonas Mekas, born in Lithuania in 1922 and based in NYC since 1949, is a leading avant-garde filmmaker, artist, and poet. He founded Film-Makers’ Cooperative in 1962 and what eventually became Anthology Film Archives in 1964.
Lynne Tillman is a novelist, short story writer and essayist. Her most recent books are What Would Lynne Tillman Do?, an essay collection, and Someday This Will Be Funny, short stories. She writes a bimonthly column for Frieze magazine and is finishing a novel, Men and Apparitions.
CECILIA VICUÑA &
Cecilia Vicuña is a poet, visual artist, and filmmaker who has exhibited her work in Europe, Latin America and the U.S. She is the author of 20 books, most recently Spit Temple: Selected Oral Performances (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2012). Cecilia lives between Chile and New York.
Laurie Weeks’s novel Zipper Mouth received the International Lambda Literary Award for Best Debut Novel and was excerpted in The Best American Nonrequired Reading. Currently she’s channelling How I Became A Mystic, her second novel-type thing.
LISA SAMUELS &
Lisa Samuels’s work focuses on transculturalism, ethics, violence, the body, and imaginative knowing. Recent books are Wild Dialectics (2012) and Anti M (2013), and her novel Tender Girl (Dusie) is forthcoming. She is collaborating with filmmaker Wes Tank and composer Frédéric Pattar.
Stephanie Young lives and works in Oakland. Her most recent book is URSULA or UNIVERSITY. She is managing editor of Deep Oakland and editor at Krupskaya.
ANNE TARDOS &
Anne Tardos’s poetry is both plurilingual and unilingual. Her most recent book, Jackson Mac Low’s The Complete Light Poems, co-edited with Michael O’Driscoll, was published by Chax Press. Her current poetry includes The Complete Nines and Multiples of Three. She lives in New York with her husband, composer Michael Byron.
Bill Luoma is an avid Twitter user and proud father. He is the author of Some Math, Works & Days, Dear Dad, and many delightful others.
RONALDO V. WILSON & RENÉE GREEN
Ronaldo V. Wilson is most recently the author of Farther Traveler: Poetry, Prose, Other (2015) and Lucy 72 (2015). He is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing and Literature at U.C. Santa Cruz.
Renée Green is an artist, writer, and filmmaker. Her exhibitions and videos have been seen throughout the world in museums, biennales, and festivals. Her latest book is Other Planes of There: Selected Writings (Duke, 2014). Green’s essays and fictions have appeared in Transition, October, and Collapse. She teaches at MIT.
ANDY FITCH, AMARANTH BORSUK &
Andy Fitch’s most recent books are Sixty Morning Walks, Sixty Morning Talks, and a collaborative book forthcoming from 1913.
Amaranth Borsuk’s recent projects include Handiwork, Between Page and Screen (with Brad Bouse) and Abra (with Kate Durbin and Ian Hatcher), an artist’s book/iPad app. Together they have written As We Know.
Saretta Morgan spent four years with the U.S. military before earning a BA from Columbia University. Her work addresses themes of power, trauma, and silence. She is currently pursuing an MFA in Writing at Pratt Institute.
LEWIS FREEDMAN &
Lewis Freedman is the author of Residual Synonyms for the Name of God (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2016) and non-symbolic non-symbolic non-symbolic for Catherine Malabou (Same Text, 2015). He edits Anarchive and coedits Oscar Presents. Lewis lives in Madison.
Alli Warren is the author of Don’t Go Home With Your Heart On (Faux Press, 2014) and Here Come the Warm Jets (City Lights, 2013). She edits Dreamboat magazine, co-edits Hearts Desire Press and lives in Oakland.
KRISTEN GLEASON &
ICY SPICY LEONCIE
Kristen Gleason lives in Georgia. Her work appears in Fan of Michael Jackson, I Miss You, Michael Jackson, Always Remember Michael Jackson, RIP Michael Jackson, Michael Jackson RIP (We Miss You), MICHAEL JACKSON, R.I.P. Michael Jackson, We Love You.
Icy Spicy Leoncie is a musical powerhouse and an excellent singer-songwriter and entertainer. She composes original, fresh, incredible, timeless songs in many languages, with great lyrics and compelling melodic hooks. A highly qualified musician, Leoncie is 1,000,000% awesome.
GEORGE-THÉRÈSE DICKENSON &
George-Thérèse Dickenson is a poet and anarchist who left the Lower East Side for a cabin in rural New Jersey where she discovered mycology and Virgil. She is completing the final volume of a trilogy of book-length poems and occasionally works with an improvisational jazz musician.
Fanny Howe has written books of fiction, essays and poetry; and has won awards including a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Lenore Marshall Award, and the Ruth Lilly Lifetime Achievement Award. Her most recent collection of poetry is Second Childhood (Graywolf Press, 2014).
TISA BRYANT &
Tisa Bryant is the author of the hybrid essay collection Unexplained Presence and co-editor/publisher of The Encyclopedia Project. Her writing focuses on the matter of black women’s lives through film, visual art, and travel. She teaches at the California Institute of the Arts and lives in Los Angeles
Divya Victor is the author of many books including Natural Subjects (Trembling Pillow, 2015), UNSUB (Insert/Blanc, 2015), Things To Do With Your Mouth (Les Figues, 2014), and Swift Taxidermies 1919-1922 (GaussPDF, 2014). She lives in the United States and Singapore.