Malena Mörling is the author of two books of poetry, Ocean Avenue and Astoria. She has translated several Swedish poets and is editing the anthology, Swedish Writers on Writing. She is an Associate Professor at The University of North Carolina, Wilmington, Core Faculty in The Low-Residency MFA Program at New England College and a Research Associate at the School For Advanced Research in Santa Fe, NM. She received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2007 and in 2010 she received a Lannan Foundation Literary Fellowship.
Brynn Saito is the author of The Palace of Contemplating Departure, winner of the Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award and forthcoming from Red Hen Press (March, 2013). Her poetry has been anthologized by Helen Vendler and Ishmael Reed; it has also appeared in Ninth Letter, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Pleiades and Drunken Boat. Brynn was born in the Central Valley of California to a Korean American mother and a Japanese American father. Currently, she lives and teaches in the Bay Area.
Hayan Charara is the author of two poetry books, The Alchemist’s Diary (Hanging Loose Press, 2001), and The Sadness of Others (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2006). He is also the editor of Inclined to Speak: An Anthology of Contemporary Arab American Poetry (University of Arkansas Press, 2008).
Gemma Gorga was born in 1968 in Barcelona. She holds a Ph. D. in Spanish philology. She lectures Middle and Golden Age Spanish literature at the University of Barcelona (Universitat de Barcelona). She has published five collections of poetry in Catalan: Ocellania (1997), El desordre de les mans (2002), Instruments òptics (2005), Libre dels minuts (2006), and Diafragma (2012).
Julie Wark is the author of Manifiesto de derechos humanos (The Human Rights Manifesto – Ediciones Barataria, 2011) and is an advisory board member of the international political review Sin Permiso.
Luisa A. Igloria is the author of Juan Luna’s Revolver (2009 Ernest Sandeen Prize, University of Notre Dame), Trill & Mordent (WordTech Editions, 2005), and 8 other books. Luisa has degrees from the University of the Philippines, Ateneo de Manila University, and the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she was a Fulbright Fellow from 1992-1995. She teaches on the faculty of Old Dominion University, where she directs the MFA Creative Writing Program. Since November 2010, she has been writing a poem (at least) a day at Dave Bonta’s Via Negativa. When she isn’t writing, reading, or teaching, she cooks with her family, hand-binds books, listens to tango music, and keeps her radar tuned for cool lizard sightings.
Ciaran Berry‘s poems have been widely published in American and Irish journals and selected for Best New Poets 2006 and Best American Poetry 2008. The Sphere of Birds won the Crab Orchard Series Award of Southern Illinois University Press, the 2008 Jerwood Aldeburgh Prize, and the inaugural Michael Murphy Memorial Award, 2011.
Tarfia Faizullah is the author of Seam (Southern Illinois University Press, 2014), winner of the 2012 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award. Her poems and prose appear in Ploughshares, The Missouri Review, The Southern Review, Massachusetts Review, Ninth Letter, LA Review of Books, and elsewhere.
Grigori Dashevsky was born in Russia in 1964. He has published four books of poetry and a number of critical articles and translations from English and French. He was short-listed for the Andrei Bely prize for his book of poetry Henry and Simon. Dashevsky received Prix Maurice Wachsmacher and the Andrei Bely prize for his work as a translator. He lives in Moscow.
Valzhyna Mort was born in Belarus and moved to the United States in 2006. She is the author of books of poetry Factory of Tear (Copper Canyon Press, 2008) and Collected Body (Copper Canyon Press, 2011). She has received the Lannan Foundation Literary Fellowship and the Bess Hokin Prize from Poetry.
Sinéad Morrissey was born in 1972 and grew up in Belfast. Her four collections are There Was Fire in Vancouver (1996), Between Here and There (2002), The State of the Prisons (2005) and Through the Square Window (2009), all of which are published by Carcanet Press.
Abdellatif Laâbi is a Moroccan poet, born in 1942 in Fes, Morocco. Laâbi, then teaching French, founded with other poets the artistic journal Souffles, an important literary review in 1966.
André Naffis-Sahely is a poet and translator from the French and the Italian. Naffis-Sahely’s translations of Abdellatif Laâbi’s Le fond de la Jarre (Archipelago Books), as well as ÉÉmile Zola’s L’argent (Penguin Classics) are forthcoming.
Miranda Field was born and raised in London, England. Her first book, Swallow, won a Katharine Bakeless Nason Literary Publication Award in Poetry, and she has also received a “Discovery”/The Nation Award, a Pushcart Prize, and a Teaching Fellowship at Bread Loaf. Her poems and essays appear in numerous journals, magazines, and anthologies. She lives in New York City with poet Tom Thompson and their two children, and teaches creative writing at The New School.
Eugene Gloria is the author of three books of poems—My Favorite Warlord, (Penguin, 2012), Hoodlum Birds (Penguin, 2006) and Drivers at the Short-Time Motel (Penguin, 2000). His recent works have appeared in Cimarron Review, Seneca Review, Indiana Review, Asian American Literary Review, and The New Republic. He lives in Greencastle, Indiana.
Chirikuré Chirikuré was born in Gutu, Zimbabwe, in 1962. He is one of Africa’s well-known performer of lyrical poetry. Chirikuré is a graduate of the University of Zimbabwe and an Honorary Fellow of Iowa University. Chirikuré has published three volumes of his poetry: Rukuvhute (1989), Chamupupuri (1994), Hakurarwi – We Shall not Sleep (1998). He has contributed some pieces in a Shona poetry anthology, Zviri Muchinokoro, and to CD-projects against political repressions in Zimbabwe.
Katie Ford is the author of Colosseum and Deposition. A recipient of a Lannan Literary Fellowship, her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Ploughshares, the American Poetry Review, and in many other journals. She teaches at Franklin & Marshall College and lives in Philadelphia with her husband and daughter.
Gro Dahle, born 1962 in Oslo, is a Norwegian writer and poet. She has published eight volumes of poetry, five collections of short stories and two novels as well as picture books and poetry for children and plays, musical theatre and opera liberettoes. She has received several awards for her work, especially for her poetry and the picture books, which she makes with her illustrator-husband Svein Nyhus. These picture books are for all ages and are about serious topics like violence in the family, death of a loved one, neglect, aggression, jealousy, psychiatric conditions, and several of them have been translated to many languages all over the world. As well as writing, she has worked at a publishing house as a consultant on poetry, and she teaches creative writing and lectures in Norway and Sweden.
Rebecca Wadlinger is a doctoral candidate at the University of Houston. Her writing and translations have appeared in Ploughshares, Black Warrior Review, Forklift Ohio, Kenyon Review, Mid-American Review, and the Best New Poets anthology, among others. Her translation of Gro Dahle’s A Hundred Thousand Hours is forthcoming from Ugly Duckling Presse in 2013.
Pierre Peuchmaurd (1948-2009) was a French surrealist poet and writer. A fortuitous meeting with André Breton in his early teenage years led to his lifelong passion for surrealism as a means of expression. Over the course of his career, he published dozens of volumes, including Plus vivants que jamais, L’Embellie roturière, L’Oiseau nul, Le Diable, Parfaits dommages, Bûcher de Scève, L’Œil tourné, Colibris et princesses, Au chien sédentaire, Le Tigre et la chose signifiée, Squelettes scintillants de rosée, Alices, and La Nature chez elle. He was a regular contributor to Les Cahiers de l’umbo and Le Bathyscaphe, to name a few. He was also greatly involved in many late surrealist ventures such as Éditions Maintenant, Éditions Toril and the literary journal Le Cerceau. In 1990, he founded the Éditions Myrddin, which he directed until 2008.
E.C. Belli’s poems have appeared or will be forthcoming in Western Humanities Review, The Florida Review, Spoon River Poetry Review, International Poetry Review, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, Absinthe: New European Writing, Mid-American Review, The Dalhousie Review (Canada), Poetry Salzburg (Austria), and Revue Europe (France), among other journals. An MFA candidate in Poetry and Translation at Columbia University, she is currently translating Pierre Peuchmaurd’s Le tigre et la chose signifiée (L’Escampette, 2006), and is the poetry editor for the online quarterly Fawltmag. She is the recipient of a 2010 Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans.
Raúl Zurita Canessa is a Chilean poet. He won the Chilean National Prize for Literature in 2000.
Dante Micheaux is the author of Amorous Shepherd (Sheep Meadow Press, 2010). His poems and translations have appeared in The American Poetry Review, Bloom, Callaloo, Gathering Ground, and Rattapallax—among other journals and anthologies. He has been a guest of the Poetry Project and the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine. His honors include a prize in poetry from the Vera List Center for Art & Politics, the Oscar Wilde Award and fellowships from Cave Canem Foundation and The New York Times Foundation. He resides in London and New York City.
Rick Barot‘s first collection of poetry, The Darker Fall (2002), received the Kathryn A. Morton Prize in Poetry. His second collection, Want (2008), was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Awards and won the 2009 Grub Street Book Prize.
Nicholas Gulig is a poet from Wisconsin. Educated at the University of Montana and the University of Iowa Writer’s Workshop, he is the recipient of the Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg and Ruskin Art Club awards for poetry. He has published work in numerous journals across the country, including ForkLift Ohio, The Columbia Poetry Review, The Columbia Review, Strange Machine, FIELD, Corduroy Mountain, CutBank, The Los Angeles Review, and the Colorado Review. A chapbook, “West of Center” is forthcoming from Camber Press. Currently, he lives in Bangkok, Thailand as a Fulbright Scholar where he is studying contemporary southeast Asian poetry.
Ernst Jandl (1925–2000) was an Austrian writer best known for his experimental poetry.
Neil Blackadder translates drama and prose from German and French, specializing in contemporary theatre. In 2012 Neil was awarded a PEN Translation Fund Grant and a Howard Fellowship to translate three plays by Lukas Bärfuss.
Malachi Black is the author of Storm Toward Morning, forthcoming from Copper Canyon Press, and two limited edition chapbooks: Quarantine (Argos Books, 2012) and Echolocation (Float Press, 2010).
Radio Sebastian is an art team of Corwin Levi and Yumiko Blackwell.
Bianca Stone was born and raised in Vermont and received her M.F.A. from N.Y.U.’s creative writing program in 2009. She is the author of several chapbooks and her poems have appeared (or are forthcoming) in such magazines as Best American Poetry 2011, Conduit, and Tin House. She is the illustrator of Antigonick, a collaboration with Anne Carson. Her first full-length collection of poetry Someone Else’s Wedding Vows will be out in 2014 from Tin House/Octopus Books.