This Friday, Welcome to Boog City 10.5 Festival

Hi all,

This Fri. Feb. 17 through Sun. Feb. 19 we’re putting on Boog City’s
annual Presidents’ Day Weekend event, Welcome to Boog City 10.5
Poetry, Music, Theater, and Film Festival. Here is the complete sked
(and performer bios, too). It will feature 51 poets, 17 musical acts,
3 poets theater plays, 2 poets in conversation with one another, 1
d.a. levy lives press, and 1 filmmaker.

Here’s the updated illustrated program:

The illustrated program features:

—Writeups on and by festival performers Amber Atiya, Jay Besemer,
Laynie Browne, Patricio Ferrari, Jenny Perlin, Emmerson Pierson, David
Segovia, Diana Smith, and Andrew James Weatherhead by Film Editor Joel
Schlemowitz, Music Editor Brookes McKenzie and Printed Matter Editor
Jaclyn Lovell.

—Poetry from festival performers Sarah Bartlett, Sarah Bernstein, and
Jay Besemer.

—Small Press Editor Jackie Clark interviews the editors of d.a. levy
lives press Argos Books, E.C. Belli, Iris Cushing, and Elizabeth Clark

—Art from Pamela Lawton.

And here’s who put together Welcome to Boog City 10.5: I’m the
festival curator; logo Dara Cerv; music Brookes McKenzie; poetry
Jackie Clark, Steve Dalachinsky, Lynne DeSilva-Johnson, Jaclyn Lovell,
and me; film Joel Schlemowitz; d.a. levy lives Clark; poets theater me..

Among the festival highlights are:

—Boog’s d.a. levy lives series continues its 14th season devoting an
afternoon to Argos Books;

—Our Classic Albums Live series presents, for its 25th anniversary,
Pavement’s Slanted and Enchanted.

—Our 8th Poets’ Theater night, featuring 3 short plays.

—Our Poetry Talk Talk will feature poets Laynie Browne and Patricio
Ferrari reading and in conversation.

The full schedule for the event is below this note, followed by
performer bios and websites.

If you need any additional information you can reach me at 212-842-
BOOG (2664) or

as ever,


Welcome to Boog City 10.5
Poetry, Music, Theater, and Film Festival


Unnameable Books
600 Vanderbilt Ave.

$5 suggested

5:45 p.m. Anton Yakovlev
6:00 p.m. Sylvia Gorelick
6:10 p.m. Bruce Weber
6:20 p.m. Vyt Bakatis
6:30 p.m. Joanne Pagano Weber
6:40 p.m. Poetry Talk Talk, Laynie Browne and Patricio Ferrari reading
and in conversation, Pt. 1
7:10 p.m. Riley Pinkerton & Henry Black (music)

7:40 p.m. break

7:50 p.m. Poetry Talk Talk, Browne and Ferrari, Pt. 2
8:20 p.m. Claire Donato
8:30 p.m. Timothy Donnelly
8:40 p.m. Alan Semerdjian
8:50 p.m. Katie Skare (music)


Unnameable Books
600 Vanderbilt Ave.

$5 suggested

11:45 a.m. Jackson Sturkey (music)
12:00 p.m. Laura Cronk
12:15 p.m. Chris Salerno
12:30 p.m. Megan DiBello
12:40 p.m. Sam Jablon
12:50 p.m. Davy Knittle
1:05 p.m. Thomas Devaney

1:20 p.m. break

1:30 p.m. Sarah Bartlett
1:45 p.m. Alyson Pomerantz
2:00 p.m. Gracie Leavitt
2:15 p.m. Katy Lederer
2:25 p.m. Dan Wilcox
2:40 p.m. Sparrow
2:50 p.m. Emmerson Pierson (music)

3:20 p.m. break

3:30 p.m. d.a. levy lives:
celebrating renegade presses series: Argos Books
co-editors Iris Cushing and Elizabeth Clark Wessel

3:30 p.m. Samantha Zighelboim
3:42 p.m. Bianca Lynne Spriggs
3:54 p.m. Isaac Fornarola, 1st set (music)
4:09 p.m. Jennifer Hayashida
4:21 p.m. Marina Blitshteyn
4:33 p.m. Amber Atiya
4:45 p.m. Isaac Fornarola, 2nd set (music)

5:00 p.m. break

5:45 p.m. Nomi Stone
5:55 p.m. Brent Terry
6:05 p.m. Ali Power
6:15 p.m. Eli Nadeau
6:25 p.m. JP Howard
6:35 p.m. Joel Allegretti
6:45 p.m. Bipolar Bradley Off Meds, 1st set (music)
7:05 p.m. Wendy Walters
7:15 p.m. Andrew James Weatherhead
7:25 p.m. Rachel Valinsky
7:35 p.m. Brooke Ellsworth
7:45 p.m. Amber Atiya
7:55 p.m. Aubrie Marrin
8:05 p.m. erica kaufman
8:20 p.m. Bipolar Bradley Off Meds, 2nd set (music)


Unnameable Books
600 Vanderbilt Ave.

$5 suggested

11:00 a.m. Brian Bonelli (music)
11:30 a.m. Robert Lopez
11:40 p.m. Maryam Parhizkar
11:55 p.m. Lynn Melnick
12:05 p.m. Jeff T. Johnson
12:15 p.m. David Segovia (music)

12:45 p.m. break

12:55 p.m. Buck Downs
1:10 p.m. Sarah Bernstein
1:20 p.m. Jessica Baran
1:30 p.m. Emily Toder
1:40 p.m. Justin Sherwood
1:50 p.m. Mariana Ruiz Firmat
2:00 p.m. Larissa Shmailo
2:10 p.m. Ron Kolm


Sidewalk Cafe
94 Avenue A

$5 suggested

5:30 p.m. T0ska (music)
5:45 p.m. Jay Besemer
6:00 p.m. Denize Lauture
6:15 p.m. Cara Benson
6:30 p.m. Diana Smith (music)
7:00 p.m. Nathaniel Siegel (play)
7:15 p.m. Pierre Joris and Nicole Peyrafitte, The Agony of Ingeborg
Bachmann (play)
7:35 p.m. Buck Downs, Filthy Lucre (play)
7:50 p.m. Jeffrey Cyphers Wright
8:00 p.m. Jenny Perlin (film)
8:15 p.m Pavement, Slanted and Enchanted at 25

–Dots Will Echo–
Summer Babe (Winter Version)
Trigger Cut/Wounded-Kite At :17

–Robot Princess–
No Life Singed Her
In The Mouth A Desert

–Ben Pagano & Friend–
Conduit For Sale!
Zurich Is Stained
Chelsey’s Little Wrists

–Robot Princess–
Loretta’s Scars

–Giovanni Colantonio–

Two States
Fame Throwa

–Freeze Frame–
Jackals, False Grails: The Lonesome Era

–Peter Ingles–
Our Singer


**Welcome to Boog City 10.5 Bios and Websites**

Classic Albums Live Presents
for its 25th Anniversary,
Pavement’s Slanted and Enchanted

**Ben Pagano & Friend
“The folk rocker Ben Pagano is a skilled multi-instrumentalist and
singer who frequently accompanies artists in the downtown anti-folk
scene. His solo compositions have a classic-rock vibe, propelled by a
powerful tenor and fun, ironic lyrics.” —The New Yorker

**Giovanni Colantonio
Giovanni Colantonio is a sad little man who loves to watch big boys
tussle. His band, Duckspeak’s new album, Riveter, received a rave
review in a recent issue of Boog City.

**Dots Will Echo
Dots Will Echo is an indie rock group from Ridgewood, N.J. The band
consists of vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Nick Berry and drummer
Kurt Biroc.

**Freeze Frame
References to Lord Ganesha and Robert Anton Wilson mixed with killer
beats, Freeze Frame creates quirky and danceable music. His raps
regularly contain references to old movies, literature and music. The
song “Who’s The Man?” off his upcoming System of Bars album has a nod
to “Stereo” by Pavement.

**Peter Ingles
Peter Ingles plays drums in local rock band Robot Princess, as well as
occasionally rapping under the name Inglewood. Friends and foes alike
call him Dirty Pete. He loves wrestling, tattoos and his cats.

It started out as an emo, a hippy, and a crust punk ran into each
other. It all took off when we saw what became our drummer rip some
kids scalp off in a mosh pit. Making songs high off life and marijuana
in South Brooklyn, we became what is known as Point/Forty-Five.

**Robot Princess
Robot Princess plays colorful indie rock ‘n’ roll music about
werewolves, outerspace, etc. Their latest album, Tentacles, was just
released by Jam Eater Records.


8th Boog Poets Theater Night

**Buck Downs, Filthy Lucre
Rivals contend for the heart of young Dolla. RIYL Titanic, West Side
Buck Downs’ latest book is Tachycardia:Poems 2010-2012,
available from Edge Books. He lives in Washington, D.C. and works as
an executive writing coach. Michael Geffner/The Inspired Word photo.
Actors: Jinxxx (“Martin”) is an NYC-based filmmaker, pro
wrestler, drummer, and cinematographer.
Steven Schiffner (“Cy”) is a sophomore in NYU’s College of Arts
and Sciences, self-described as “Dude whom does math.”
Alex Welch (“Dookie”) is an actor, screenwriter, and singer. She
is a sophomore at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.
Melissa McDonald (“Dolla”) is an NYC-based VR artist, singer,
songwriter, and performer. She is studying performance studies at
NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.
Korey Carón (director) is an NYC- and Boston-based director,
currently in her second year studying dramatic literature at NYU’s
College of Arts and Sciences. Upcoming productions include Liz
Flahive’s From Up Here with NYU’s College of Arts and Sciences Theatre

**Pierre Joris and Nicole Peyrafitte
Performing an excerpt of Joris’ Play The Agony of Ingeborg Bachmann
The Agony of Ingeborg Bachmann is a three-act play in which the
Austrian poet and novelist Ingeborg Bachmann meets up with the three
core male figures of her life as she goes into her final coma: Max
Frisch, Hans Werner Henze, and Paul Celan.
Pierre Joris, while raised in Luxembourg, has moved between
Europe, the U.S., and North Africa for half a century now, publishing
close to 50 books of poetry, essays, translations, and anthologies. An
American Suite (poems) was released from Inpatient Press last year. In
2014 he published Breathturn into Timestead: The Collected Later Poems
of Paul Celan (Farrar, Straus & Giroux) which received the 2015 ALTA
National Translation Award.
Actor: Nicole Peyrafitte is a pluridisciplinary artist born and
raised in the Gascony part of the French Pyrenees and residing in
Brooklyn. Her texts, voice-work, paintings, videos, and (on occasion)
her cooking are displayed in a range of multi-lingual and multi-
faceted performances. Recent publications include Bi-Valve: Vulvic
Space/Vulvic Knowledge, 17 paintings, 17 multilingual texts, one
recipe and one CD (Stockport Flats). She has performed all over the
world, including at The Metropolitan Museum (NYC), Beyond Baroque
(L.A), Bergen University (Norway), Center for Contemporary Art Glasgow
(UK), Festival Occitania & Cave Poésie (Toulouse-France), and
Université de Bruxelles (Belgium). For more information and to view
Peyrafitte’s gallery of videos and paintings visit her above url.

**Nathaniel Siegel, The Request
The Request is based on a short story by James Purdy. Set in Cafe Sha-
Sha on Dec. 29, 1985, the work is Purdy’s only writing on this
subject. Performed here for the first time.
Nathaniel A. Siegel is a GAY poet in the tradition of homoSEXual
writers, thinkers, and doers throughOUT time immemorial. His chapbook
“Tony” is published by Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs. He has new
work in Flicker and Spark: A Contemporary Queer Anthology of Poetry
and Spoken Word (Low Brow Press).
Actor: Tony Torn is an actor and director known for his
extensive work with Reza Abdoh and Richard Foreman, and for being a
founding director of Reverend Billy and The Church of Stop Shopping.
He recently played the title role in Ubu Sings Ubu, a rock opera
adaptation of Alfred Jarry’s Ubu Roi which he created and co-directed
with Dan Safer of Witness Relocation. He can currently be seen in Ben
Beckley’s Latter Days at Ars Nova. He manages Torn Page, a salon space
and classroom in Chelsea, which is dedicated to the artistic legacy of
his parents, Rip Torn and Geraldine Page.
Karen Giordano is a native New Yorker who works in stage, film,
and television. Nominated for Best Actress at the Milan Independent
Film Festival for her work in Subterranean Love. Some of her other
film credits include Precious, Double Down, The Bathroom Chronicles,
and Wise Girls. She has guest starred on several TV shows, including
Third Watch, Law & Order, and The Sopranos. She has worked off-
Broadway in several plays, including North of Providence, The
Mutilation of St. Barbara, Italian American Reconciliation, and
countless others. Her work as a theatre director earned her a
nomination for Best Director for Face Divided by Edward Allen Baker at
the Planet Connections Theatre Festival.
Giordano also works as an acting coach and is the co-founder of
Urban Angels Acting Workshop in New York City.


levy lives: celebrating renegade presses

**Argos Books
Argos Books is an independent literary press, founded in 2010 by three
poet-translators. Their aim is to support poetry, translation, and
collaboration, with a special interest in work that crosses cultural
and national borders. While publishing innovative work is their
primary focus, they are also invested in facilitating critical
dialogues among communities, genders, and languages.

**Amber Atiya
Amber Atiya is a multidisciplinary poet whose creative practice
incorporates elements of performance, book arts, and visual art. Her
work has appeared in various journals including Boston Review, PEN
America, and Nepantla: A Journal Dedicated to Queer Poets of Color,
and is forthcoming in the Bettering American Poetry Anthology and
Dismantled Almosts: A 21st Century Anthology of Female Poets. She has
received fellowships and residencies from Poets House and the Lower
Manhattan Cultural Council. Atiya’s poems have been nominated for Best
New Poets 2015 and selected for Best of the Net 2014. A proud native
Brooklynite, she is the author of the fierce bums of doo-wop (Argos
Books) and a member of a women’s writing group that will be
celebrating 15 years in 2017.

**Marina Blitshteyn
Marina Blitshteyn is the author of four chapbooks, including Nothing
Personal (Bone Bouquet Books) and $kill$ (dancing girl press). Her
first full-length collection, Two Hunters, will be published by Argos
Books with a CLMP Face-Out grant. She works as an adjunct instructor
of composition and literature.

**Jennifer Hayashida
Poet, translator, and visual artist Jennifer Hayashida was born in
Oakland, Calif., and grew up in the suburbs of Stockholm and San
Francisco. Her recent translation projects include Ida Börjel’s
Miximum Ca’Canny The Sabotage Manuals you cutta da pay, we cutta da
shob (Commune Editions), Karl Larsson’s Form/Force (Black Square
Editions), and Athena Farrokhzad’s White Blight (Argos Books);
previous work includes Fredrik Nyberg’s A Different Practice (Ugly
Duckling Presse) and Eva Sjödin’s Inner China (Litmus Press). Her
poetry and translations have been published in journals such as The
Asian American Literary Review, Salt Hill, Chicago Review, and
Circumference, while her art projects have been exhibited in the U.S.
and abroad, including the Centre Pompidou, The Flaherty Film Seminar,
The New Museum, and The Vera List Center for Art and Politics. She is
director of the Asian American Studies Program at Hunter College, The
City University of New York.

**Bianca Lynne Spriggs
Affrilachian Poet and Cave Canem Fellow, Bianca Lynne Spriggs, is a
multidisciplinary artist who lives and works in Lexington, Ky. Spriggs
is the recipient of a 2013 Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowship in
Poetry, multiple Artist Enrichment and Arts Meets Activism grants from
the Kentucky Foundation for Women, and a Pushcart Prize Nominee. She
is the author of Kaffir Lily (Wind Publications), How Swallowtails
Become Dragons (Accents Publishing), and Call Her By Her Name
(Northwestern University Press), as well as the co-editor for Circe’s
Lament: An Anthology of Wild Women (Accents Publishing) and Undead:
Ghouls, Ghosts, and More (Apex Publications).

**Samantha Zighelboim
Samantha Zighelboim’s debut collection of poems, The Fat Sonnets, is
forthcoming from Argos Books in 2018. Other poems and translations
have appeared in POETRY, Boston Review, The Guardian, PEN Poetry
Series, Fanzine, Public Pool,Circumference: A Journal of Poetry in
Translation, Sixth Finch, and Stonecutter, among others. She teaches
creative writing and literature at Rutgers University and The New
School. She lives in New York City and on the internet at the above url.

with Music from:

**Isaac Fornarola
Isaac Fornarola is a musician, writer, and performer. He’s the founder
of Flux Weekly, (a news and commentary blog focused on LGBTQ
perspectives) and a regular contributor to Huffington Post. Fornarola
has an M.F.A. in poetry from The New School. He’s released five albums
of folk music and is currently recording the sixth. He works as a
breakfast cook in Brooklyn, NY.


**Joel Allegretti
Joel Allegretti is the author of six collections of poetry, most
recently Platypus (NYQ Books), and a novella, Our Dolphin (Thrice
Publishing). His second book of poems, Father Silicon (The Poet‚s
Press), was selected by The Kansas City Star as one of 100 Noteworthy
Books of 2006.
He is the editor of Rabbit Ears: TV Poems (NYQ Books), the first
anthology of poetry about the mass medium. Allegretti has published
his poems in The New York Quarterly, Barrow Street, Smartish Pace,
PANK, and many other national journals, as well as in journals
published in Canada, the United Kingdom, Belgium, and India.

**Amber Atiya
Amber Atiya is a multidisciplinary poet whose work incorporates
elements of performance, book arts, and visual art. She has received
residencies and fellowships from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
and Poets House. Her work has appeared in PEN America, Boston Review,
Nepantla: A Journal Dedicated to Queer Poets of Color, and is
forthcoming in the inaugural Bettering American Poetry Anthology. A
native Brooklynite, she is the author of the chapbook the fierce bums
of doo-wop (Argos Books) and is a member of a women’s writing group
that will be celebrating 15 years in 2017.

**Vyt Bakaitis
Vyt Bakaitis, a native of Lithuania, has been living in New York City
since 1968. Two book of his poems City Country (Black Thistle Press)
and Deliberate Proof (Lunar Chandelier Press) are still in print.
Recent poems have appeared in Vanitas, The Brooklyn Rail, Talisman and
the online journal Eoagh.

**Jessica Baran
Jessica Baran is the author of three poetry collections: Common Sense
(Lost Roads) (Tarpaulin Sky Press), Equivalents (Lost Road Press), and
Remains to Be Used (Apostrophe Books). She lives in St. Louis, where
she teaches at the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Art and co-
curates the 100 Boots poetry series at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation.

**Sarah Bartlett
Sarah Bartlett lives in Portland, Ore. Her debut poetry collection,
Sometimes We Walk With Our Nails Is Out, was released in 2016 from
Subito Press. She is the author of two chapbooks, My Only Living
Relative, published by Phantom Books in 2015, and Freud Blah Blah
Blah, published by Rye House Press in 2014. Recent work appears or is
forthcoming in Alice Blue, Powder Keg, and elsewhere.

**Cara Benson
Cara Benson’s writing has been published in The New York Times, Boston
Review, Best American Poetry, The Brooklyn Rail, Fence, among others.
Her first book (made) reached the Small Press bestseller list. A NYFA
Fellow in Literature, she’s working on her second book. How the End
Will Come is a memoir of willful half-truths and invented
conversations set in present day climate change.

**Sarah Bernstein
Sarah Bernstein is a violinist, composer, improviser, vocalist and
poet based in NYC. Nominated “Rising Star” in the 2015 and 2016
DownBeat Critics Poll, she is a recognized innovator with many
recordings to her credit. Her jazz quartet release Still/Free is out
on Leo Records with Kris Davis, Stuart Popejoy and Ches Smith. She
also leads the minimalist/experimental duo Unearthish with Satoshi
Takeishi, improvising strings Frikativ Quartet and solo performance
Exolinger. Collaborative projects include the noise/poetry trio Iron
Dog, synth-pop band Day So Far and Kid Millions/Sarah Bernstein Duo.
Her poetry is featured on recent CD releases: Sarah Bernstein
Unearthish and Iron Dog Interactive Album Rock. She is originally from
San Francisco.

**Jay Besemer
Jay Besemer is the author of many poetic artifacts, most recently
Chelate (Brooklyn Arts Press). He is a contributor to the
groundbreaking anthology Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer
Poetry and Poetics. His performances and video poems have been
featured in various live arts festivals and series, most recently Red
Rover Series {Readings that play with reading}, Meekling Press’ TALKS
Series and Absinthe & Zygote. Jay also contributes performance texts,
poems, and critical essays to numerous publications including Nerve
Lantern: Axon of Performance Literature, Barzakh, The Collagist, PANK,
Petra, Rain Taxi Review of Books, The VOLTA, and the CCM organs
ENTROPY and ENCLAVE. He is a contributing editor with The Operating
System, and the co-editor of “Dear Yoko: A Tribute to Yoko Ono,” a
special issue of Nerve Lantern. He is the founder of the aptly named
Intermittent Series in Chicago where he lives with his partner and a
very helpful cat. Follow him on Twitter @divinetailor, and on Tumblr &
Facebook @jaybesemer.

**Bipolar Bradley—Off Meds
Is he a hedonist? A preacher? Sacred? Or profane? Both? Neither? We
honestly don’t know. What we do know is that Bipolar Bradley—Off Meds
will sing about a bundle of emotional and psychological contradictions
that strain to balance themselves, not one day at a time, but one f
$cking second at a time.
Ghost-written by auditory hallucinations, Bipolar Bradley’s songs
range from blues to acoustic punk, to country to rock. They are
crushing, destroyed, sweet, vile, and hilarious. Check your
preconceived notions about gender roles, politics, religion, and brain
damage at the door. If you feel the need to pray for his soul, may as
well start now! Bipolar Bradley is an Aries, though he places
absolutely no stock in astrology.

**Brian Bonelli
Brian Bonelli is a sad little man who plays original fingerstyle
guitar instrumentals about presidents. He has been described as “a
great musician with the voice of a used car salesman.” Conan O’Brien
once (unfavorably) compared him to Buffalo Bill from The Silence of
the Lambs.

**Laynie Browne
Laynie Browne is the author of twelve collections of poetry and two
novels. Recent books include Scorpyn Odes, P R A C T I C E, and Lost
Parkour Ps(alms) in two editions, one in English, one French, from
Presses universitaires de Rouen et du Havré. Her honors include: a
2014 Pew Fellowship, the National Poetry Series Award, the
Contemporary Poetry Series Award, and two Gertrude Stein Awards for
Innovative American Poetry. She is co-editor of I’ll Drown My Book:
Conceptual Writing by Women (Les Figues Press). She teaches at
University of Pennsylvania and Swarthmore College.

**Teresa Costa Costa
(formerly known as: Teresa Marta Costa) is a poet and writer. She has
been reading poetry both as featured & non featured since 1974. She
has hosted the Woodstock Goddess Poetry Festival 2012 and 2013, and
poetry readings in Saugerties, Woodstock, Kingston NY since 2002.
Costa has been published in Wildflowers: A Woodstock Anthology by
Shivastan Press, Other#6, Stained Sheets, The Chronogram, Home PLanet
News, Up The River: Albany Poets Press, Riverine; Codhill Press,
Companions- Crazy Ladies Press, Walt’s Corner: Long Island Quarterly,
HeyDay Magazine, CAPS 2015, amongst others. Costa writes the
Restaurant Review in Home Planet News, and her first book Creature
Comforts: Post Traumatic Press was published in July 2013. In 2011
she lectured at The Northeast College of Poetry, held at Seligman
Center in Sugar Loaf, NY, on the Beat Poets and has also done a Jazz
Poetry lecture and workshop in November 2013. Presently Costa hosts
WOMPS: Word Of Mouth Poetry Series at Artbar Gallery on the second
Thursday of the month from March – Dec. Currently working on a second
book of poems, which she hopes to have out by July 2017. Costa can be
contacted at

** Thomas Devaney
Thomas Devaney lives in Philadelphia. He is the author of five books
of poetry, including Runaway Goat Cart (Hanging Loose Press), Calamity
Jane (Furniture Press), and The Picture that Remains (The Print
Center), and the nonfiction book Letters to Ernesto Neto (Germ
Folios). He is the 2014 recipient of a Pew Fellowship in the Arts. His
collaborations with the Institute of Contemporary Art include “The
Empty House,” for The Big Nothing, and “Tales from the 215” for
Zoe Strauss’ “Philadelphia Freedom.” David Kelley photo.

**Megan DiBello
Megan DiBello has her M.F.A from Naropa University in Writing &
Poetics. She is the founder of Poetry Teachers NYC. In 2015 she co-
founded the annual Queens Lit Fest. Megan is the Assistant Producer /
Host of the Inspired Word NYC. In 2016 Megan published 10 emerging
poets with a grant from the Oded Halahmy Foundation.

**Claire Donato

Claire Donato is the author of Burial (Tarpaulin Sky Press), a not-
novel novel, and The Second Body (Poor Claudia), a collection of
poems. Recent work has been published or is forthcoming in Poetry
Society of America, Encyclopedia L-Z, BOAAT, Fanzine, and Ninth
Letter. She is currently at work on a series of networked vegan edible
language sculptures called Material Studies and is a visiting
assistant professor in the architecture and B.F.A. Writing Programs at
Pratt Institute.

**Brooke Ellsworth
Brooke Ellsworth is author of the forthcoming book, Serenade (Octopus
Books). Her chapbooks include Mud (dancing girl press) and Thrown: A
Translation (The New Megaphone). She has recent work in Jubilat, The
Volta, FANZINE, The Seattle Review, and elsewhere. She lives and
writes in Peekskill, N.Y. Chris Johns photo.

**Patricio Ferrari
Patricio Ferrari left Argentina for the United States at the age of
16, and since that time has lived in India, France, Italy, Germany,
Portugal, and Sweden. His work as poet, translator, editor, and critic
bridges a life between languages. In 2005, he received a Master’s
degree in Comparative Literature at the Sorbonne Nouvelle (Paris III)
and in 2012, a Ph.D. in Portuguese Linguistics from the University of
Lisbon with a dissertation on the metrics of Fernando Pessoa. He has
been instrumental in bringing to light seven editions of Pessoa’s
works, including the first critical edition of Pessoa’s French poems,
as well as numerous unpublished English poems by the author of the 35
Sonnets. This spring he graduates from Brown University with an M.F.A.
in poetry. Nomad Books, his first multilingual full-length collection
of poetry, is expected to be published in 2017. He has an on-going
collaboration with the Endangered Language Alliance, an independent
non-profit based in New York City and the only organization in the
world focused on the immense linguistic diversity of urban areas.

**Mariana Ruiz Firmat
Mariana Ruiz Firmat is a poet who lives in Bedford–Stuyvesant,

**Sylvia Mae Gorelick
Sylvia Mae Gorelick is a poet and translator based in New York. Her
chapbooks include Seven Poems for Bill Berkson and Olympians, we are
breathless for the ╲Poetry will be made by all╡ project,
curated by 89plus. Her poems have recently appeared in the anthologies
In|Filtration and For Bill, Anything. Her translation of
Nietzscheâ•˙s Journey to Sorrento by Paolo Dâ•˙Iorio is out
from Chicago University Press this year.

**JP Howard
JP Howard aka Juliet P. Howard is a NY-based poet and Cave Canem
graduate fellow. She is the author of SAY/MIRROR, a debut poetry
collection published by The Operating System and a chaplet “bury your
love poems here” (Belladonna Collaborative*). Howard is a current
Lambda Literary Award Finalist for her debut collection, SAY/MIRROR.
She curates and nurtures Women Writers in Bloom Poetry Salon and Blog
(WWBPS), a forum offering women writers at all levels a venue to come
together in a positive and supportive space. WWBPS hosts monthly
literary Salons throughout NY. JP is an Alum of the VONA/Voices
Workshop. She is a Lambda Literary Foundation Emerging LGBT Voices
Fellow, as well as a Cave Canem Fellow in Residence at the Virginia
Center for the Creative Arts. She was a finalist in The Feminist
Wire’s 2014 1st Poetry Contest and in the poetry category for the
Lesbian Writer’s Fund of Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice. Her
poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Feminist Wire, Split
this Rock, Nepantla: A Journal for Queer Poets of Color, Muzzle
Magazine, Adrienne: A Poetry Journal of Queer Women, The Best American
Poetry Blog, MiPOesias, The Mom Egg, Talking Writing, and Connotation

**Samuel Jablon
Samuel Jablon (USA, b. 1986) is an artist, poet and performance artist
who lives and works in New York City. Jablon received his M.F.A. from
Brooklyn College/CUNY and his B.A. from Naropa University, Boulder,
Colorado. Jablon’s work has been exhibited nationally and
internationally at the Museum Of Modern Art, The Queens Museum and
Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York. Recently, he had solo
exhibitions in Los Angeles at Diane Rosenstein, and in New York at
Freight + Volume (LES) and Arts + Leisure (Harlem). He has been
written about in The Wall Street Journal, Interview Magazine, Art in
America, ARTnews, Hyperallergic, BOMB, the Brooklyn Rail and others.

**Jeff T. Johnson
Jeff T. Johnson’s writing has recently appeared or is forthcoming in
Fanzine, PEN America, Jacket2, Encyclopedia Vol. 3, and Tarpaulin Sky.
He is the author of Trouble Songs: A Musicological Poetics (punctum
books). He lives in Bedford–Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.

**erica kaufman
erica kaufman is the author of Instant Classic (Roof Books) and
censory impulse (Factory School). she is also the co-editor of No
Gender: Reflections on the Life and Work of kari edwards (Venn
Diagram), and of Adrienne Rich: Teaching at CUNY, 1968-1974 (Lost &
Found: The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative). Prose and critical work
can be found in: Rain Taxi, The Poetry Project Newsletter, Jacket2,
Open Space/SFMOMA Blog, and in The Color of Vowels: New York School
Collaborations (ed. Mark Silverberg, Palgrave MacMillan). Additional
critical work is forthcoming in Despite the Possible: 15 American
Women Poets (ed. Mary Biddinger, University of Akron Press) and in the
MLA Guide to Teaching Gertrude Stein (eds. L. Esdale and D. Mix).
kaufman holds a Ph.D. in English (with a focus in Composition &
Rhetoric and Contemporary Poetics) from the CUNY Graduate Center. she
is the director of faculty and curriculum development for the
Institute for Writing & Thinking at Bard College, and teaches in the
Master of Arts in Teaching and First Year Seminar Programs.

**Davy Knittle
Davy Knittle is the author of the chapbooks “empathy for cars / force
of july,” (horse less press) and “cyclorama,” (The Operating System).
His poems and reviews have appeared or are forthcoming in Fence, The
Brooklyn Rail, Denver Quarterly and Jacket2. He lives in Philadelphia,
where he is pursuing a Ph.D. in English at Penn and where he curates
the City Planning Poetics series at the Kelly Writers House. Sophia
Dahlin photo.

**Ron Kolm
Ron Kolm is a founding member of the Unbearables and has helped edit
their five anthologies. He is a contributing editor of Sensitive Skin
magazine. Ron is the author of The Plastic Factory, Divine Comedy,
Suburban Ambush, Duke & Jill and, with Jim Feast, the novel Neo Phobe.
A new collection of his short stories, Night Shift, has just been
published by Autonomedia. He’s had work in Flapperhouse, Great Weather
for Media, The Opiate and the Outlaw Bible of American Poetry. Ron‚s
papers were purchased by the New York University library, where
they‚ve been catalogued in the Fales Collection.

**Denize Lauture
Son of humble peasants, Denize Lauture left Haiti in 1968. He was then
a machinist and welder, and had not graduated from high school. He
worked as a welder in Harlem and attended evening classes at The City
College of New York. He writes in Haitian Creole, English and French.
He has published 10 books, children’s books and poetry. In
collaboration with Stephen Motika, director of readings, he helped
organize a day of Haitian poetry and music at Poets House in New York.
Lauture lives in the Bronx and teaches at Saint-Thomas Aquinas College
in Sparkill, N.Y.

**Gracie Leavitt
Gracie Leavitt is the author of the full-length book of poems Monkeys,
Minor Planet, Average Star (Nightboat Books) as well as the chapbooks
CATENA (DoubleCross Press) and Gap Gardening (These Signals Press).
Her collaborative projects include debuting an original play, PITCH,
with East Coast Artists at La Mama E.T.C. She currently calls St.
Louis home. Robert Harrison photo.

**Katy Lederer
Katy Lederer is the author of the poetry collections Winter Sex
(Verse) and The Heaven-Sent Leaf (BOA Editions), as well as the memoir
Poker Face: A Girlhood Among Gamblers (Crown), which was a New York
Times Book Review “Editor’s Choice” and one of Esquire’s eight “Best
Books of the Year.” She has been featured in The New Yorker’s “Talk of
the Town,” the New York Times’s DealBook section, and on NPR’s
Marketplace and To The Best of Our Knowledge, among other venues.

**Robert Lopez
Robert Lopez is the author of three novels, most recently, All Back
Full, published by Dzanc Books in February, 2017, and two story
collections, including, Good People. He teaches at Pratt Institute,
The New School, and Columbia University, and lives in Clinton Hill,
Brooklyn. Nola Lopez photo.

**Aubrie Marrin
Aubrie Marrin was awarded a fellowship to Columbia University’s
School of the Arts and received her M.F.A. in poetry in 2005. Her
poems have appeared in many publications, including Guernica, Harp &
Altar, Sink Review, The Literary Review, Horse Less Review, and
Colorado Review, among others. Her chapbook, Terrible + Powerful +
Wondrous, was published in 2012 by Horse Less Press, and she is the
author of the full length collection, Incognitum (Shearsman Books).
Marrin was recently awarded the Leslie Scalapino Memorial Award for
poetry. Originally from the Hudson Valley in New York, she now lives
in South Park Slope, Brooklyn. Ngoc Doan photo.

**Lynn Melnick
Lynn Melnick is author of If I Should Say I Have Hope (YesYes Books)
and co-editor, with Brett Fletcher Lauer, of Please Excuse This Poem:
100 New Poets for the Next Generation (Viking). She teaches poetry at
92Y in NYC and serves on the executive board of VIDA: Women in
Literary Arts.

**Eli Nadeau
Eli Nadeau, a formerly creative writer and editor of LIT magazine,
currently studies politics and mischief at The New School for Social
Research in New York City. They want to be a paleontologist when they
grow up.

**Maryam Parhizkar
Maryam Ivette Parhizkar is a writer, musician, and scholar interested
in sound, resonance, migration, family myths, and finding ways to use
them to work through the constraints of the English language. She is
the author of two chapbooks: Pull: a ballad (The Operating System,
2014) and As For the Future (Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs, 2016).
Recent work can also be found online in The Recluse, Gesture, Brooklyn
Rail, Gesture, and Essay Press chapbook Labor Poetic Labor! She is
part of the editorial collective of Litmus Press and a PhD student in
African American Studies and American Studies at Yale University.
David Satkowski photo.

**Jenny Perlin
Jenny Perlin makes films, videos, installations, and drawings. Her
projects draw on interdisciplinary research interests in history,
cultural studies, literature, and linguistics. Her films incorporate
innovative techniques to investigate history as it relates to the
present. Perlin shoots 16mm film and digital video and combines live-
action, staged, and documentary images with hand-drawn, text-based
Perlin’s films have been shown as single-channel works and multi-
channel installations at numerous venues including The Guggenheim
Museum, (2011), Mass MoCA (2011), MoMA, (2007), Guangzhou Triennial
(2008), IFC Center (2008), Berlin and Rotterdam film festivals
(2003-2007), The Drawing Center (2001 and 2008), and The Kitchen, NY
Perlin’s work is in public collections including MoMA, Seattle Art
Museum, the Five Colleges, MA, the School of the Art Institute of
Chicago, and numerous private collections. She is teaches at the
University of Pennsylvania, The Cooper Union, and The New School in
New York.

**Emmerson Pierson
Emmerson is from Brooklyn, and she enjoys exploring, writing, and
talking to strangers. She is a woman of mystery who I met at the
Monday Night Open Stage at Sidewalk. Her songs are raw and honest,
works in progress that are clearly going toward interesting
conclusions. Half-singing, half-rapping over thickly strummed guitar
chords, she sounds like the kind of performer who could burst like a
butterfly out of her chrysalis and become someone new at any moment. —
R. Brookes McKenzie

**Riley Pinkerton & Henry Black
Riley Pinkerton is a singer-songwriter based in NYC. In January 2016
Pinkerton released her debut EP Do You Have A Car, recorded at Yes,
Master Studios in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Since the release
of her debut EP, Pinkerton has been touring throughout the continental
U.S. When home, Pinkerton continues writing and recording demos in
anticipation of her debut full-length album. Lyrically inspired by
human behavior, mental processes, and human interactions on an
individual scale, Pinkerton catalogues interactions between society
and the natural world, and their ensuing consequences. Composing on,
and self-accompanied by, guitar, she weaves comparative, poetic
fictional tales and often cautionary, melodic short story songs, in
addition to metaphorical and cathartic pieces.
Henry Black is a young American man, swept off the great plains of
Montana to the bustling metropolis of New York. He has come to this
intersection of the real world and what conversely be the un-real, the
ethereal, the unknown, to bring songs of a personal nature that touch
on the nature of personality.

** Alyson Pomerantz
Alyson Pomerantz writes fiction and screenplays. By day, she works in
corporate communications. She has an M.F.A. from Louisiana State
University and lives in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

**Ali Power
Ali Power is the author of the book-length poem A Poem for Record
Keepers (Argos Books) and the co-editor of the volume New York School
Painters & Poets: Neon in Daylight (Rizzoli). Her poems have appeared
in The Brooklyn Rail, LIT, the PEN Poetry Series, Stonecutter, and
elsewhere. From 2008 to 2015, she was an editor at Rizzoli
Publications in New York. She is pursuing a master’s degree in social
work at New York University and co-curates the KGB Monday Night Poetry
Reading Series. She lives in Bushwick, Brooklyn.

**Chris Salerno
Christopher Salerno is the author of four books of poems and Editor of
Saturnalia Books. His most recent collection is Sun & Urn, selected by
Thomas Lux for the 2016 Georgia Poetry Prize (University of Georgia
Press). Previous books include ATM, (Georgetown Review Poetry Prize),
Minimum Heroic (2010 Mississippi Review Poetry Prize), and Whirligig.
He is also the author of the chapbooks “Aorta” and “Automatic Teller,”
the latter of which won the Laurel Review Midwest Chapbook Prize. A
New Jersey State Council on the Arts fellow, Salerno is currently an
Associate Professor of English at William Paterson University in New
Jersey where he also teaches in their M.F.A. Program for Creative and
Professional Writing.

**David Segovia
David Segovia is a folk-rock singer-songwriter from Charlotte, N.C. He
now resides in Brooklyn and has been performing in the city for almost
two years.
His music is intimate, poetic, and meaningful. His style mixes
the nuances of classical compositions with the raw power of rock
music. David is famous for playing his song “You Would Not
Know” (formerly known as “Fall Again”) many a time at the open
mics, until it has become the earworm to end all earworms. Now we are
disappointed if he doesn’t play the hit. Hopefully he’ll play the
hit at the festival. —R. Brookes McKenzie

**Alan Semerdjian
Alan Semerdjian is an Armenian-American writer, musician, and
educator. His poems and essays have appeared in several print and
online publications and anthologies over the last twenty years
including Adbusters, Diagram, Ararat, and Brooklyn Rail. He released a
chapbook of poems called An Improvised Device (Lock n Load Press) in
2005 and his first full-length book In the Architecture of Bone
(GenPop Books) in 2009. His songs have appeared in television and film
and charted on CMJ. Melissa Menake photo.

**Justin Sherwood
Justin Sherwood is the author of the chapbook Low Theory (Seven
Kitchens Press). His poems have appeared in H.OW. Journal, WSQ,
H_NGM_N, and elsewhere. His essays and reviews have appeared in New
Criticals, The Poetry Project Newsletter, and Entropy magazine, among
other places. He’s a contributing book reviewer for Scout: Poetry in

**Larissa Shmailo
Random House), Words for the Wedding (Perigee / Penguin Putnam), and
Contemporary Russian Poetry (Dalkey Archive Press). Shmailo’s poetry
collections are Medusa’s Country (forthcoming from MadHat Press),
specialcharacters (Unlikely Books), In Paran (BlazeVOX books), and the
chapbooks A Cure for Suicide and Fib Sequence (Argotist Ebooks). Her
poetry CDs are The No-Net World and Exorcism (SongCrew); tracks are
available from Spotify, iTunes, Muze, and Amazon. She edited the
anthology Twenty-first Century Russian Poetry (Big Bridge Press) and
translated Victory over the Sun for the Los Angeles County Museum of
Art’s celebrated reconstruction of the first Futurist opera; the
libretto has been used for productions at Brooklyn Academy of Music,
the Smithsonian, and the Garage Museum of Moscow. Larissa has also
been a translator on the Russian Bible for the American Bible Society.
Her novel, Patient Women, is now available from Amazon,, and
BlazeVOX [books].

**Katie Skare
Katie Skare writes most of her songs as little pep-talks to herself.
Her music is characterized by honest, insightful lyrics, and memorable
melody lines that kind of sound like a mash-up between Disney music
and Joni Mitchell songs. (Yes, it is pretentious to compare yourself
to Joni Mitchell, but she’s going for it).

**Diana Smith
Diana writes songs about the “poor unfortunate souls” who misinterpret
her for being a pushover. Her music is different from anything you’ve
heard before. Just when you think you know what she’s going to do,
she surprises you. She looks and sounds like a street busker in Paris,
40 years ago. —R. Brookes McKenzie

Sparrow published three books with Soft Skull Press, the most recent
being America: A Prophecy – The Sparrow Reader. The Operating System
recently published How to Survive the Coming Collapse of Civilization
(And Other Helpful Hints). Sparrow is the longest-running contributor
to the Sun magazine. His poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The
New York Times, Lungfull! and The American Poetry Review. Sparrow
plays flutophone in the disquieting “juice bar band,” Foamola.
Follow him on Twitter: Sparrow@Sparrow14. Sparrow lives in a
doublewide trailer in Phoenicia, N.Y.

**Nomi Stone
Nomi Stone is the author of the poetry collection Stranger’s Notebook
(TriQuarterly), a postdoctoral research fellow in anthropology at
Princeton University and an M.F.A. candidate in poetry at Warren
Wilson College. Her poems appear or are forthcoming in The New
Republic, The Best American Poetry 2016, Guernica, Blackbird, Poetry
Northwest, Drunken Boat, Plume, and elsewhere. Her manuscript Kill
Class, based on fieldwork across the Middle East and America, has been
a finalist in the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry Open Competition, the
Colorado Poetry Prize, and others.

**Jackson Sturkey
Jackson Sturkey is a singer, actor, author, lyricist, and stand-up
comic who is trying to find his way in a world that is wayward. He is
a graduate of the New York Film Academy and the One Year Musical
Theatre Academy. He also obtained a B.F.A. in Theatre Studies from
Kent State University. His overtly theatrical presence, exceptional
vocal command, and mordantly amusing lyrics make him a standout on the
open mic scene. He also seems to be a throwback to the turn of last
century in his songwriting, with complex and challenging rhyme schemes
and Noel Coward-like songcraft, delivered with an exciting combination
of stunning aplomb and deeply rooted passion. Sturkey’s performances
grab the listener’s attention from the second he opens his mouth and
does not let go until the final bars are played. If he could go back
in time he doesn’t think he’d warn his younger self about the
coming storms.

**Brent Terry
Brent Terry delights in smashing narrative with assorted hammers then
reassembling the shards into mosaics and ransom notes, glimmering
tapestries of glass and blood. Sometimes they sing to him in his
sleep; sometimes they hide his car keys. He calls them poems, but you
can call them whatever you want. Terry is the author of two
collections of poetry, Wicked, Excellently (Custom Words) and the
chapbook yesnomaybe (Main Street Rag). His poems, stories, reviews,
and essays have been published in magazines and journals the world
over (if you consider the U.S., Canada, and Scotland to be the world
over). Terry teaches at Eastern Connecticut State University and
Steppingstone Academy Hartford.

**Emily Toder
Emily Toder is the author of Aging (Gauss PDF) and Beachy Head
(Coconut Books) as well as several chapbooks. She is a graduate of the
M.F.A. Program at UMass Amherst and lives in Brooklyn where she
writes, tutors, and stitches.

Philosophy grad student by night and musician also by night, T0SKA
makes melancholic synthpop about vultures, vipers, and failure to
communicate. Her second album is forthcoming in 2017.

**Rachel Valinsky
Rachel Valinsky is a writer, researcher, and translator based in New
York. She has presented projects at Judson Memorial Church, Lisa
Cooley, and Spectacle Theater, and written for East of Borneo,
Millennium Film Journal, BOMB and C Magazine, among others. She is a
co-founder Wendy’s Subway, a library and reading room in Bushwick,
and a contributor at Éditions Lutanie, Paris. She is a doctoral
student in Art History at the Graduate Center, City University of New
York. Amy Touchette photo.

**Wendy S. Walters
Wendy S. Walters is the author of Multiply/Divide (Sarabande Books);
Troy, Michigan (Futurepoem Books); and Longer I Wait, More You Love
Me and a chapbook, Birds of Los Angeles, both published by Palm Press.
Walters was a 2011 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow in Poetry,
and her work has appeared in The Iowa Review, Bookforum, FENCE,
Harper’s Magazine, and elsewhere. She has won a Ford Foundation
Fellowship, a research fellowship from the Smithsonian Institution, a
scholarship from Bread Loaf, and multiple fellowships from The
MacDowell Colony and Yaddo. She is a founder of The First Person
Plural Reading Series in Harlem, a Contributing Editor at The Iowa
Review, and Associate Professor of creative writing and literature at
the Eugene Lang College of The New School University in the city of
New York.

**Andrew James Weatherhead
Andrew James Weatherhead is the author of the poetry collections Cats
and Dogs (Scrambler Books) and Aardvark (forthcoming). Born in
Chicago, he now resides in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Brooklyn.

**Bruce Weber
Bruce Weber is the author of five published books of poetry, These
Poems are Not Pretty (Palmetto Press), How the Poem Died (Linear
Arts), Poetic Justice (Ikon Press), The First Time I Had Sex with T.
S. Eliot (Venom Press), and tThe Break-up of My First Marriage (Rogue
Scholars Press). Weber’s work has appeared in numerous magazines, as
well as in several anthologies. including Up is Up, But So Is Down:
Downtown Writings, 1978-1992 (New York University), Riverine: An
Anthology of Hudson Valley Writers (Codhill Press), and The
Unbearables Big Book of Sex (Autonomedia). He has performed regularly
in the tri-state area, both alone and for many years with his former
performance group, Bruce Weber‚s No Chance Ensemble, which produced
the CD Let’s Dine Like Jack Johnson Tonight (
ncensemble). He is the producer of the 212 years running Alternative
New Year’s Day Spoke Word/Performance Extravaganza. By day, Weber is
Curator of Paintings & Sculpture at the Museum of the City of New
York, and splits his time between his homes in New York City and
Saugerties, New York. He has also authored numerous publications on
American art.

**Joanne Pagano Weber
Joanne Pagano Weber is a visual artist, a writer, and educator. In
recent years she has collaborated with the sculptor Janice Mauro on
cross-disciplinary installations, including text, which combine humor
and social critique concerning the ramifications of global warming.
She exhibits at Art 101 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and teaches Fine
Art at the College of Mount Saint Vincent in The Bronx, and at Union
County College in Cranford, N.J.

**Dan Wilcox
Dan Wilcox is the host of the Third Thursday Poetry Night at the
Social Justice Center in Albany, N.Y. and is a member of the poetry
performance group 3 Guys from Albany. As a photographer, he claims to
have the world’s largest collection of photos of unknown poets. He is
an active member of Veterans for Peace. His latest book Gloucester
Notes is available from FootHills Publishing. You can read his blog at
the above url.

**Jeffrey Cyphers Wright
Jeffrey Cyphers Wright is an artist, critic, eco-activist, impresario
and publisher, but is best known as a poet. He received his M.F.A. in
poetry after studying with Allen Ginsberg at Brooklyn College and
taught there for several years. He served on the Poetry Project Board
of Directors and also taught there. From 1987 to 2000 he ran Cover
Magazine, the Underground National. He won the Theater for the New
City’s poetry contest in 2014. He is the author of 14 books including
Triple Crown, Sonnets from Spuyten Duyvil and Radio Poems (forthcoming
from The Operating System). Wright currently writes criticism for
American Book Review, ArtNexus, and White Hot Magazine. He is a long
time resident of the East Village in New York City. He produces
literary events at KGB Lit Bar and La Mama ETC in conjunction with his
magazine, Live Mag!

**Anton Yakovlev
Anton Yakovlev was born in Moscow, Russia. He studied filmmaking and
poetry at Harvard University. He is the author of poetry chapbooks
Neptune Court (The Operating System), The Ghost of Grant Wood
(Finishing Line Press), and Ordinary Impalers (Aldrich Press). His
poems are published or forthcoming in The New Yorker, The Hopkins
Review, Fulcrum, Prelude, Measure, and elsewhere. His book of
translations of poetry by Sergei Esenin was published by Sensitive
Skin Books in late 2016. He has also directed several short films.

David A. Kirschenbaum, editor and publisher
Boog City
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Oceanside, NY 11572
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