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bio: Laura Moriarty

Laura Moriarty was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, and grew up in Cape Cod, Massachusetts and Northern California. She attended the University of California at Berkeley. She was the Director […]

bio: Bruce Boone

Bruce Boone’s published work includes– Karate Flower (1973), My Walk With Bob (1979 & reissued in 2006), Century of Clouds (1980 & reissued in 2009), and with Robert Glück, La Fontaine (1981), The Truth About Ted (1984), and a variety […]

bio: Fanny Howe

Fanny Howe grew up in Boston. She raised her three children in New England and traveled between there and California for many years, teaching both poetry and fiction. She has written […]

bio: Ariel Goldberg

Ariel Goldberg’s publications include The Estrangement Principle (Nightboat Books, 2016) and The Photographer (Roof Books, 2015). Goldberg’s writing has most recently appeared in Afterimage, e-flux, Artforum, and Art in America. […]

bio: Brian Blanchfield

Brian Blanchfield is the author of two books of poetry, Not Even Then and A Several World, which received the 2014 James Laughlin Award and was a longlist finalist for the National Book Award. His […]

bio: Felix Bernstein

Felix Bernstein debuted on YouTube with his satirically real high-school coming-out video in 2008; going on to play Amy Winehouse, Leopold Brant, and Lamb Chop. Bernstein’s writings have appeared in BOMB, The Believer, Hyperallergic, The […]

bio: Kevin Killian

Kevin Killian is a San Francisco-based poet, novelist, playwright, and art writer. He is the author of fifteen books and cowrote Poet Be Like God, a biography of the American poet Jack […]

bio: Dodie Bellamy

Dodie Bellamy’s latest book is When the Sick Rule the World. She teaches creative writing at San Francisco State University and California College of the Arts.

bio: Jen Bervin

Jen Bervin is an interdisciplinary artist and poet whose research-driven works weave together art, writing, science and life in a complex yet elegant way. She has published ten books and is the recipient of numerous awards […]

bio: Erín Moure

Erín Moure is a poet and translator. She has published over 30 books of poetry, essays, memoir, and translations from French, Spanish, Galician, and Portuguese. She lives in Montreal.

bio: Cole Swensen

Cole Swensen has published 17 volumes of poetry and a collection of critical essays, Noise That Stays Noise. A collection of hybrid poem-essays, Art in Time, from which this piece is taken, […]

bio: Stephen Motika

Stephen Motika is the Director & Publisher of Nightboat Books. He was for many years on the staff of Poets House in New York City. The author of the poetry collection Western […]