Thursday, May 25, 2006

Mina Loy - Sunday, August 6th

Amy Lawless - "Idiot Child on a Fire Escape"
Amy Lawless is completing her MFA in poetry at The New School. Her work has appeared most recently in Canon Magazine and Hungry Hungry Hipster. She lives in the West Village.

Anna Moschovakis - "Aphorisms on Futurism" and "Aphorisms on Modernism"
Anna Moschovakis is a PhD student, a translator, and an editor at Ugly Duckling Presse. She is the author of a book of poetry, I Have Not Been Able to Get Through to Everyone, to be published in Fall 2006.

Anyssa Kim - "The Dead" and "The Widow's Jazz"

Anyssa Kim's first book of poetry, Ovarian Twists, New and Selected Poems, was published in 2003 by Fly By Night Press. She has also been published by A Gathering of the Tribes magazine, Good Foot magazine, Xconnect, Rising (UK), Evergreen Review, and many other print and online publications. She is currently an editor of poetry for Issue #13 of A Gathering of the Tribes magazine.

Carol Mirakove
- "Human Cylinders"
Carol Mirakove is the author of Mediated (Factory School), Occupied (Kelsey St. Press), temporary tattoos (BabySelf Press), and WALL (ixnay), and she appears on the Narrow House CD Women in the Avant-Garde.

Cate Peebles - "Magasins du Lourve"
Cate Peebles was born and raised in Pittsburgh. She is a graduate of Reed College and is currently a student in the MFA program at The New School. She has poems forthcoming in Tin House.

Charlotte Mandel - "Marble" and "Aid of the Madonna"
Charlotte Mandel's six books of poetry include Sight Lines (Midmarch Arts Press) and two poem-novellas of feminist biblical revision. She edited the Barnes Award Anthology Saturday's Women. She has published a series of articles on the role of cinema in the life and work of H.D. She teaches poetry writing at Barnard College Center for Research on Women.

Dana Maisel - "Love Songs: Sections I-XIII"
Dana Maisel is a poet and artist living in New York. She is currently working on Entropy and Ocean for Inoculate theater.

E. Tracy Grinnell - "Letters of the Unliving" and "Mass-Production on 14th Street"
E. Tracy Grinnell is the author of Some Clear Souvenir (O Books, 2006), Of the Frame (a duration press ebook), Music or Forgetting (O Books, 2001), Harmonics (Melodeon Poetry Systems, 2000) and with Paul Foster Johnson, Quadriga (gong chapbooks, 2006). She edits Litmus Press and its annual magazine, Aufgabe.

Eléna Rivera
- "Time-Bomb" and "Songs to Joannes: Section XVIII"
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.

Evelyn Reilly - "Songs to Joannes: Sections XXV, XXVI, XXVII"
Evelyn Reilly's first book, Hiatus, was published by Barrow Street Press in 2004. She lives in New York and recently taught at St. Mark's Poetry Project. Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs will publish her chapbook, Fervant Remnants of Reflective Surfaces, this fall.

Karen Garthe - "Effectual Marriage"
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

Kate Bornstein - "Apology of Genius"
Kate Bornstein's shiny new book from Seven Stories Press is Hello, Cruel World: 101 Alternatives to Suicide for Teens, Freaks, and Other Outlaws, which can be previewed at

Kiely Sweatt - "Brancusi's Golden Bird"
Kiely Sweatt was born outside Philadelphia and later moved to Dallas, Texas. She studies at The New School for poetry and has lived in New York just shy of a year. She is a member of the Biggs Collective, a publishing collective.

Kristin Prevallet - "International PsychoDemocracy" from "Feminist Manifesto"
Kristin Prevallet is the author of Shadow Evidence Intelligence (Factory School, 2006). She lives in Brooklyn.

Kythe Heller - "The Little Review Questionnaire" and "Der Blinde Junge"
Kythe Heller is the author of Fire Ceremony, a collection of poems forthcoming from Lost Luna in 2006. Her poems have been published in The Southern Review, Lyric, Big City Lit, and elsewhere, and she is currently on the creative writing faculty of Hofstra University.

Laura Elrick - "O Hell" and "Lady Laura of Bohemia"

Laura Elrick's book Fantasies in Permeable Structures is recently out from Factory School (2005) in Vol. 1 of the Heretical Texts series. She is also the author of sKincerity (Krupskaya, 2003) and is one of the featured writers on Women In the Avant Garde, an audio CD produced by Narrow House Recordings in 2004.

Liesel Tarquini - "Three Moments in Paris"
Liesel Tarquini divides her time between her apartment and the MFA program at The New School where she is preparing to begin her 2nd year. When she is not writing she is sleeping or distracting other writers from writing.

Lynne Procope– “July in Vallombrosa” from “Italian Pictures”
Lynne Procope is a poet from Trinidad. She is the co-author of Burning Down the House and a poet-in-residence with the VisionIntoArt performance ensemble. She is one of the founders of the louderARTS Project.

Meghan Punschke - "Poe" and "Joyce's Ulysses"
Meghan Punschke resides in New York City and is currently attending The New School for an MFA in poetry. Her work has appeared in Free Focus. She is the host of “Word of Mouth,” a reading series in the West Village dedicated to poets and fiction writers. Her work will also appear in MiPoesias.

S.E. Grant - "Parturition"
S.E. Grant graduated from Princeton in 2005, and is currently pursuing an MFA at The New School in creative writing. By day, she works as a writer at Vault, but by night, she works on her novel, Short Attn. Span Theater.

Sina Queyras - "Crab-angel"
Sina Queyras’ Lemon Hound was published by Coach House Books this spring. Last year she edited Open Field: 30 Contemporary Canadian Poets. This fall an excerpt from Autobiography of Childhood, her novel-in-progress will appear in translation in the French literary journal Siecle 21. She is one-third curator of the belladonna reading series and still lives tentatively in Brooklyn. This fall she will offer a poetry workshop at Poets House on entering the texts of others.

Soraya Shalforoosh - "The Mediterranean Sea"
Soraya Shalforoosh was recently featured in the Emerging Poets Series, in the Academy of American Poet's magazine, American Poet. Shalforoosh's poems have appeared in journals such as the Marlboro Review, Barrow Street, Columbia Poetry Review, etc. Soraya received her MFA in Creative Writing, Poetry from The New School.

Tree Swenson - "Luna Baedecker" and "Moreover, the Moon -- --"
Tree Swenson is the executive director of the Academy of American Poets. Previously, she was the executive director and publisher of Copper Canyon Press, which she co-founded in 1972, and where she worked for twenty years publishing poetry.