bio: Chris Daniels

Chris Daniels is a prolific, widely published, autodidact and feral translator of global Lusophone poetry. Recent translations include ​​a black body by Lubi Prates (Nueva York Poetry Press, 2020) and The Hammer by Adelaide Ivánova (Commune Editions, 2019). He lives in Oakland, California.

bio: Orides Fontela

Orides Fontela was born in 1940 in São João da Boa Vista, in the interior of São Paulo, and died in 1998. She studied philosophy at the Universidade de São Paulo (USP). In 1969 her first book, Transposição, was published, followed by four more collections. Her third collection, Alba (1983), won the Jabuti Prize, one of the most important […]

bio: Ron Silliman

Ron Silliman is the author or editor of twenty-six books, among them The Alphabet (a long poem), the memoir Under Albany, and the watershed anthology In the American Tree (which includes the work of David Melnick).

bio: Benjamin Friedlander

Benjamin Friedlander is a poet teaching at the University of Maine and editor of Robert Creeley’s Selected Poems 1945-2005.

bio: Alison Fraser

Alison Fraser is Associate Curator of the Poetry Collection at the University at Buffalo and editor of The Collages of Helen Adam.

bio: David Melnick

David Melnick was born in Illinois in 1938 and raised in Los Angeles, educated at the University of Chicago (where he studied with Hannah Arendt) and the University of California at Berkeley. Although he has spent time in France, Greece, and Spain (whence his mother’s ancestors emigrated in 1492), most of Melnick’s adult life has been […]

bio: Dior J. Stephens

Dior J. Stephens is a proud Midwestern pisces poet. He is the author of SCREAMS & lavender, 001, and CANNON!, all with Ghost City Press. Dior holds an MFA in Creative Writing from California College of the Arts and is currently a doctoral candidate in the Philosophy program at the University of Cincinnati. Dior hopes to be a […]

bio: Assotto Saint

Photo by Robert Giard copyright Estate of Robert Giard, New York, NY, 1987. A key figure in LGBTQ+, African American and Haitian art and literary culture of the 1980s and early 1990s, Assotto Saint was a trailblazer who heavily contributed to increasing the visibility of contemporary Black queerness in literature and theater.

bio: Tiff Dressen

Tiff Dressen was born and raised in St. Paul, Minnesota. Their latest book is Of Mineral (Nightboat Books, 2022). SONGS FROM THE ASTRAL BESTIARY (lyric& Press, 2014) is their first full-length collection of poetry. They currently live in Oakland and work in the Office of Research at UC Berkeley. They are also the author of […]

bio: Wo Chan

Wo Chan who performs as The Illustrious Pearl is a poet and drag artist. They are a winner of the Nightboat Poetry Prize and the author of Togetherness (2022). Wo has received fellowships from MacDowell, New York Foundation of the Arts, Kundiman, The Asian American Writers Workshop, Poets House, and Lambda Literary. Their poems appear […]

bio: Sueyeun Juliette Lee

Sueyeun Juliette Lee grew up 3 miles from the CIA and currently lives in Denver, CO. She is the author of Aerial Concave Without Cloud, and That Gorgeous Feeling, Underground National, Solar Maximum, and No Comet, That Serpent In the Sky Means Noise. A former Pew Fellow in the Arts for Literature, she also makes video […]