Molly Bendall is the author of five books of poetry, most recently Watchful from Omnidawn. Lately poems have appeared in Bennington Review, Datableed, Volt, and Lana Turner. She teaches at the University of Southern California.
Julia Burgdorff is a teacher and a graduate student at Columbia University. firstname.lastname@example.org
Chia-Lun Chang is the author of One Day We Become Whites (No, Dear/Small Anchor Press, 2016). Recent work appears in the Brooklyn Poets, Poetry Society of America, Pinwheel, Apogee, and Sink Review. She has received support from Jerome Hill Artist Fellowship, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Tofte Lake Center, Vermont Studio Center and Poets House. Born and raised in New Taipei City, Taiwan, she lives in New York City.
Mary Clark was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She lives in Los Angeles and hosts a poetry podcast called Shadow on Speaker.
Audrey Deng is a New York-based writer. Her work has appeared in the Columbia Journal, Poets.org, Cosmonauts Avenue, and elsewhere. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University. Please follow her on Twitter @6iji4d3.
Claire Dougherty is Sofia Majstorovic's roommate. Her name is email@example.com
Shyanne Figueroa Bennett is a Brooklyn poet with roots in Panama, Jamaica, and Puerto Rico. Her work has been published in Oversound, The Acentos Review, and Queen Mob’s Tea House, among other places. Currently, she is an MFA candidate at Columbia University, where she is a recipient of a Chair’s Fellowship and a Creative Writing Teaching Fellowship.
Alan Gilbert is the author of two books of poetry, The Treatment of Monuments and Late in the Antenna Fields, as well as a collection of essays, articles, and reviews entitled Another Future: Poetry and Art in a Postmodern Twilight.
Anastasios Karnazes is an English PhD student at SUNY Albany and has a chapbook forthcoming with The Song Cave.
Ish Klein is a poet, media artist and playwright. Her most recent book of poetry is called, The New Sun Time (Canarium Books, 2020). She is a founding member of the Kalamazoo River Valley Poets Theater (KRVPT) and hosts The Problems Show. You can read her work on the Poetry Foundation website, fenceportal.org and on the Incessant Pipe blog to name three. Her website is ishklein.com
Joyce Mansour (1928-1986) was an Egyptian French poet who was associated with the French Surrealists.
Raphaël Massart is a visual artist living in Paris who graciously allowed us to malign his photo for the cover of this issue. His Instagram is @raphaelmassart.
Sawako Nakayasu is an artist working with language, performance, and translation – separately and in various combinations. She has lived mostly in the US and Japan, briefly in France and China, and translates from Japanese. Her books include Some Girls Walk Into The Country They Are From (Wave Books), Pink Waves (forthcoming, Omnidawn), and The Ants (Les Figues Press), Texture Notes (Letter Machine Editions), and the translation of The Collected Poems of Chika Sagawa (Canarium Books), as well as Mouth: Eats Color – Sagawa Chika Translations, Anti-translations, & Originals (reprint forthcoming, Wave Books), a multilingual work of both original and translated poetry. She is co-editor, with Eric Selland, of an anthology of 20th Century Japanese Poetry (forthcoming, New Directions). She teaches at Brown University. Website: http://www.sawakonakayasu.net/
Adam Nayman is a critic and author based in Toronto; he writes on film for The Ringer and Cinema Scope. His favourite R.E.M. record is New Adventures in Hi-Fi, which is even more uncool than Monster. His most recent book, Paul Thomas Anderson: Masterworks, is out now. Twitter: @brofromanother.
Nick Pinkerton is a Cincinnati-born, Brooklyn-based writer focused on moving image-based art. His writing has appeared in Film Comment, Sight & Sound, Artforum, Frieze, Reverse Shot, The Guardian, 4Columns, The Baffler, Rhizome, Harper’s and the Village Voice, among other venues, and he operates the Substack newsletter Employee Picks. His forthcoming book, Goodbye, Dragon Inn, is out March 21, 2021 with Fireflies Press.
Jimmy Symington IV's work can be seen in Cathexis Northwest Press, and in the bilingual Spanish press Fragments. Accepting donations @club_a_nyc.