Thursday, May 25, 2006

Barbara Guest - Tuesday, August 8th

Africa Wayne - "The Next Floor" and "The Hungry Knight" from The Red Gaze
Africa Wayne is the author of tiny pony and the editor of Dürer in the Window, Reflexions on Art, a selection of art writing by Barbara Guest.

Allison Cobb - "Defensive Rapture"
Allison Cobb was born in Los Alamos, New Mexico. She is the author of Born Two (Chax Press 2004) and co-editor of POM2 magazine and BabySelf press. She now lives in Brooklyn.

Anne Tardos - "#1 Water wheels river," "#20 John Graham," "#24 What you need is a sophisticated cat," and "#39 "June" from The Countess from Minneapolis

Anne Tardos is a poet and visual artist. She is the author of the multilingual performance work Among Men, which was produced as a radio play by the (WDR) West German Radio, in Cologne. She has lectured and performed her works widely in the United States and Europe. Her books of multilingual poems and graphics are The Dik-dik's Solitude: New and Selected Works (New York: Granary Books, 2003); A Noisy Nightingale Understands the Tiger's Camouflage Totally (New York: Belladonna Books, 2003); Uxudo (Berkeley/Oakland: Tuumba Press/O Books, 1999); Mayg-shem Fish (Elmwood, CT: Potes & Poets Press, 1995); and Cat Licked the Garlic (Vancouver, B.C.: Tsunami Editions, 1992). Examples of her visual texts were exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1993; the Venice Biennale (Fluxus Pavillion), 1990; Museo d'Arte Moderna, Bolzano, 1991; the New Museum, New York, 1992; and the Neuberger Museum of Art, New York, 1999.

Brenda Iijima - "Colonial Hours"
Brenda Iijima is the author of Around Sea (O Books, 2004). She has two forthcoming titles: Animate, Inanimate Aims (Litmus Press) and Eco Quarry Bellwether (Outside Voices). As well, she is a visual artist and strives to be an activist focused on the environment and other social issues. She runs Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs from Prospect Heights, Brooklyn.

Camille Guthrie - "Sante Fe Trail," and "Heavy Violets"
Camille Guthrie is the author of In Captivity (subpress 2006) and The Master Thief (subpress 2000). Defending Oneself, a chapbook of poems, has recently appeared on Beard of She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and their baby son, Pierre.

D.S. Sulaitis - "Unusual Figures"
D.S. Sulaitis has received two New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships in fiction. Her short stories have won fiction contests in Boston Review, Painted Bride Quarterly and New York Stories.

Elaine Equi - "The Poetess," "Green Revolutions" and "Another July"
Elaine Equi is the author of many books, including most recently The Cloud of Knowable Things. Ripple Effect: New & Selected Poems is forthcoming from Coffee House Press in Spring 2007. She teaches in the MFA Programs at The New School and City College of New York.

Eléna Rivera - "Tessera" and "Rocks on a Platter, section II"
Eléna Rivera is the author of Mistakes, Accidents and a Want of Liberty (Barque Press, 2006), Suggestions at Every Turn (Seeing Eye Books, 2005), Unknowne Land (Kelsey St. Press, 2000), and a recent pamphlet entitled Disturbances in the Ocean of Air (Phylum Press, 2005). She was a MacDowell fellow (spring 2005), won first prize in the 1998 Stand Magazine International Poetry Competition, and the 1999 Frances Jaffer Book Award.

Elinor Nauen - "Sunday Evening"
Elinor Nauen is the author or editor of American Guys; CARS and Other Poems; Ladies, Start Your Engines: Women Writers on Cars & The Road; Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend: Women Writers on Baseball; and So Late into the Night, a recently completed booklength poem in ottava rima.

Erica Kaufman - selections from Guest's chapbook "Biography" and "The Turler Losses"
Erica Kaufman co-curates the belladonna* reading series/small press and is the author of the chapbooks from the two coat syndrome, the kickboxer suite, and a familiar album (winner of the 2003 New School Chapbook Contest). Her poems have appeared in or are forthcoming in puppy flowers, bombay gin, the mississippi review, jubilat, good foot, CARVE, and elsewhere.

Hayley Heaton - "Parachutes, My Love, Could Carry Us Higher"
Hayley Heaton is a poet living in New York City, where she just completed the first year of The New School's MFA program in poetry. Originally from Salt Lake City, Heaton was educated at the University of Utah and Cambridge University in England. Her chapbook, hubbub, was published in 2004.

Jennifer Firestone - "Wild Gardens Overlooked by Night Lights" and "Red Lilies"
Jennifer Firestone is the Poet-In-Residence at Eugene Lang College. Her work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in How2, Fourteen Hills, Dusie, MIPOesias and others. She is co-editing an anthology called Letters To Poets: Conversations about Poetics, Politics and Community.

Jill Magi - "The Blue Stairs" and "The Beautiful Voyage"
Jill Magi's book, Threads, a hybrid work of poetry, prose, and visual art, is forthcoming this fall from Futurepoem Books. Her chapbook, Cadastral Map, was published in July 2005 by Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs. Jill's work has appeared in Jacket, the New Review of Literature, Aufgabe, and Chain, and is forthcoming in HOW2 and The Brooklyn Rail. She teaches at City College and Eugene Lang College and runs Sona Books, a community-based chapbook press.

Joelle Hann - "Leica"
Joelle Hann's poetry has been published in US and Canadian journals including McSweeney's, Brooklyn Rail, La Petite Zine, and Broken Land: Poets of Brooklyn (2006). She ran the Waxpoetic reading series from 2001-2004 and currently works as an editor for Bedford/St. Martin's.

Karen Garthe - "Otranto" and "An Emphasis Falls on Reality"
Karen Garthe’s poetry has appeared in New American Writing, the Chicago Review, American Letters & Commentary, Volt, Fence, etc. Her book Frayed escort, published in Spring 2006, was the winner of the 2005 Colorado Prize judged by Cal Bedient

Kathleen Ossip - "The Green Fly"
Kathleen Ossip is the author of The Search Engine, which Derek Walcott selected for the APR/Honickman First Book Prize. Her poems have appeared in The Best American Poetry, Paris Review, Kenyon Review, Fence, and the Washington Post, and are forthcoming in American Poetry Review. She has completed a new book, The Cold War, and a chapbook of movie poems titled Cinephrastics, which will appear this fall. She teaches at The New School, where she serves as Editor at Large for LIT.

Kim Garcia
Kim Garcia's poetry collection Madonna Magdalene will be published by Turning Point Books in the fall of 2006. Her work has appeared in The Atlanta Review, Rosebud, Nimrod, Cimarron Review, Mississippi Review, Brightleaf, Scribner's Best of the Fiction Workshops, Negative Capability, and Lullwater Review, among others. She is the recipient of an AWP Intro Writing Award, a Hambidge Fellowship and an Oregon Individual Artist Grant. A graduate of Reed College, she teaches creative writing at Boston College. She can be reached at

Lacy Schutz - "The Luminous"
Schutz lives and works in Brooklyn. She just finished a Master's degree in Library Science.

Lee Briccetti
Lee Briccetti is Executive Director of Poets House, a 45,000-volume poetry archive and meeting place for poets and poetry readers in New York City. She has received a New York Foundation for the Arts Award for Poetry and has been a Poetry Fellow at The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. Her first book of poems, Day Mark, has just been released from Four Way Books.

Lindsay Jarrett Smith - "In America, the Seasons"
Lindsay Jarrett Smith will start her second year in the MFA program at The New School in the fall. She is originally from California and now lives in Northern Manhattan.

Shanna Compton - The Confetti Trees: The Spell of Beauty & Trousers for Extras
Shanna Compton is the author of Down Spooky (poems) and the editor of GAMERS (essays about video games). Her poems and essays have recently appeared in the Tiny, Spork, Court Green, and MiPoesias. Visit her online at

Tonya Foster

Vickie Karp - Selctions from Guest's biography of H.D.

Vickie Karp’s first book, A Taxi to the Flame, was published in 1999. Her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, and anthologies including David Lehman’s Best American Poetry series. Her forthcoming documentary play on W. H. Auden and Carson McCullers – “Venus Will Now Say A Few Words” -- will premiere in 2007/2008.