Aaron Anstett's second collection, No Accident, received the 2005 Balcones Poetry Prize. A new collection, Each Place the Body's, is forthcoming from Ghost Road Press in 2007.
Robert Archambeau's books include Word Play Place (Ohio/Swallow), Vectors: New Poetics (Samizdat), Home and Variations (Salt) and Laureates and Heretics (Notre Dame). He's a critic as well as a poet, and teaches at Lake Forest College. Formerly the editor of Samizdat, he now co-directs the &NOW Festival of Innovative Art and Writing. Born in Rhode Island in 1968, he grew up in Canada, and he vividly remembers his parents considering, then rejecting, the idea of putting an "America: Love it or Leave it" bumper sticker next to their Manitoba license plates. He has taught at Lund University in Sweden, but has called Chicago home for a decade or more.
Thomas Basbøll teaches philosophy at the Copenhagen Business School, where he also supports researchers in their writing practices. He is married, has two children, and once played the Ghost in a student production of Hamlet. His poetry and criticism have been published in Fascicle and Word For/Word and he blogs at www.pangrammaticon.blogspot.com.
Simeon Berry lives in Boston, where he is a poetry and fiction reader for Ploughshares. He has won a Career Chapter Award from the National Society of Arts and Letters, the Dana Award for Poetry, and a 2006 Massachussets Cultural Council Individual Artist Grant. Recent work appears in The Iowa Review, American Letters & Commentary, Chelsea, Crazyhorse, and Verse, and is forthcoming in The Southeast Review and Green Mountains Review.
Chris Bettell began writing poetry about 5 years ago. In 2004, he graduated from Northern Arizona University. He grew up in the high desert of Southern California.
Adam Clay's first collection of poems, The Wash, is available from Parlor Press. Recent poems appear in Denver Quarterly, Barrow Street, The New Orleans Review, The Iowa Review, LIT, Fascicle, Octopus, Free Verse, and elsewhere. A chapbook, Canoe, is available from Horse Less Press. He co-edits Typo Magazine and lives in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Aaron Einbond is a Ph.D. candidate in composition at The University of California, Berkeley where his teachers include Edmund Campion, Cindy Cox, Jorge Liderman, John Thow, and Andrew Imbrie. He was born in New York in 1978 and has studied with John Corigliano, at Harvard with Mario Davidovsky, at the University of Cambridge with Robin Holloway, and at the Royal College of Music, London with Julian Anderson as a British Marshall Scholar. Recent performances of his works have included those by Ensemble SurPlus, Ensemble E-mex, the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble, the Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, and the Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra. Recent awards for his compositions include a Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, two BMI awards, two Berkeley Nicola de Lorenzo Prizes, and fellowships and scholarships to the Wellesley Composers Conference, Aspen Music Festival, Atlantic Center for the Arts, Voix Nouvelles program of the Fondation Royaumont, and the Domaine Forget International Music Festival.
Noah Falck teaches at Northridge Local Schools. His poems have
appeared or will appear in publications such as Bat City Review,
Gulf Coast, Word For/Word, Backwards City Review, H_NGM_N, The
Bedside Guide to No Tell Motel -- Second Floor, and Good Foot. He
lives in Dayton, Ohio.
Kate Greenstreet's first book, case sensitive, is just out from Ahsahta Press. Visit her online at kickingwind.com.
Andy Gricevich lives in Madison, Wisconsin. He is a member of the satirical cabaret/folk duo the Prince Myshkins and of the Nonsense Company, an ensemble performing innovative new work in theater and chamber music. His pre-vulnerablist poetry has been published in CanWeHaveOurBallBack?, Luzmag,
Mirage#4/Period(ical), Unlikely Stories, and other lovely online and print journals.
Anthony Hawley is the author of two chapbooks, Afield (Ugly Duckling Presse) and Vocative (Phylum Press) both published in 2004. He has just finished a Spicer-inspired book length series called 'P(r)etty Sonnets'. His first full-length collection of poems, The Concerto Form, is due out from Shearsman Books in March 2006.
Matt Henriksen does many things, including co-edit both Typo Magazine and Cannibal.
Pierre Joris left Luxembourg at age 19 & has since lived in the U.S., Great Britain, North Africa, and France. Rain Taxi praised his most recent collection, Poasis: Selected Poems 1986 - 1999, for "its physical, philosophical delight in words and their reverberations." Just out from Wesleyan U.P. is his collection of essays A Nomad Poetics. His recent translations include 4x1: Work by Tristan Tzara, Rainer Maria Rilke, Jean-Pierre Duprey & Habib Tengour and Abdelwahab Meddeb's The Malady of Islam. With Jerome Rothenberg he edited the award-winning anthology Poems for the Millennium. In Spring 2004 Green Integer will reissue three volumes of his translations of Paul Celan: Breathturn, Threadsuns, and Lightduress. He often performs his work in collaboration with vocalist & visual artist Nicole Peyrafitte, most recently touring their multimedia show Sumerica Bachbones throughout Europe & the US. He currently teaches poetry and poetics at SUNY-Albany. During the fall of 2003 he was Berlin Prize Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin. Visit Pierre Joris's website at www.albany.edu/~joris/, and his blog at Nomadics.
Soyoung Jung lives in San Francisco.
Justin Marks' poems appear in recent issues of Fulcrum, MiPOesias, Melancholia's Tremulous Dreadlocks, The Literary Review, Typo, Word For/ Word, Can We Have Our Ball Back?, McSweeney's, Black Warrior Review, and Coconut, and are forthcoming from Bedside Guide to No Tell Motel - 2nd Floor, La Petite Zine, H_NGM_N, Soft Targets, and the Outside Voices 2008 Anthology of Younger Poets. His chapbook, You Being You by Proxy, was published by Kitchen Press in 2005. [Summer insular], his new chapbook, is forthcoming from Horse Less Press in 2007. He is Editor of LIT magazine and lives in New York City.
Danielle Pafunda is author of Pretty Young Thing (Soft Skull 2005). Her poetry and reviews appear or are forthcoming in such publications as Best American Poetry, Conjunctions, The Georgia Review, and TriQuarterly. She is co-editor of the online journal La Petite Zine. And in Chile for some months with partner-in-crime and babe.
Nicholas Perrin produced 'Cross-Cultural Poetics', archived on Penn Sound, for two years. He currently studies English & Poetics in Vancouver at Simon Fraser University. This is his first round of submissions, ever.
Kathleen Rooney's first book is Reading With Oprah (University of Arkansas, 2005). Her poems have appeared recently in AGNI On-line, Smartish Pace, and Crab Orchard Review. Her essay "Live Nude Girl" appears in Twentysomething Essays by Twentysomething Writers (Random House, 2006).
Paul Sacksteder is currently a second year in the MFA program of the University of Nevada in Las Vegas.
Zachary Schomburg's chapbook, Abraham Lincoln's Death Scene, will be published by horse less press in late 2006, and his first full-length book of poems, The Man Suit, will be published by Black Ocean Press in early 2007. He is a poetry PhD student in Lincoln, Nebraska. Other things he does in Lincoln: co-hosts The Clean Part reading series, co-edits Octopus Books and Octopus Magazine, and lives with A, M, S, and G, of which three are non-human.
Peter Jay Shippy's books are Thieves' Latin (Univ. of Iowa Press) and Alphaville (BlazeVOX Books). Rose Metal Press will publish his book-length poem, How to Build the Ghost in Your Attic, in 2007. Newer poems can be found in The American Poetry Review, Cue, and Harvard Review, among others. He teaches at Emerson College.
Sampson Starkweather was born and raised in Pittsboro, North Carolina. He currently lives in Chappaqua, New York, where he works as an editor of science textbooks. His poems are recently published or forthcoming from LIT, Sink Review, Gargoyle, New York Quarterly, Redivider, Lumina, and Asheville Poetry Review, and he has been nominated for a 2006 Pushcart Prize.
Julia Story's recent work can be found in La Petite Zine, Ploughshares, the Iowa Review, and Verse. She lives in Somerville, Massachusetts.
Tony Trigilio's collection of poems, The Lama's English Lessons, is forthcoming next month from Three Candles Press. Recent poems have been published in the anthologies, Digerati: 20 Contemporary Poets in the Virtual World (Three Candles), and America Zen (Bottom Dog Press); and published or forthcoming in journals such as Denver Quarterly, DIAGRAM, New Orleans Review, Black Clock, La Petite Zine, Hotel Amerika, and Big Bridge.
Mark Wallace is the author of a number of books and chapbooks of poetry, including Nothing Happened and Besides I Wasn't There and Sonnets of a Penny-A-Liner. Temporary Worker Rides A Subway won the 2002 Gertrude Stein Poetry Award and was published by Green Integer Books. He is the author of a multi-genre work, Haze, and a novel, Dead Carnival. His critical articles and reviews have appeared in numerous publications, and along with Steven Marks, he edited Telling It Slant: Avant Garde Poetics of the 1990s (University of Alabama Press). He is currently Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at California State University San Marcos.
Beth Woodcome won the 2003 Grolier Prize and has been published in Gulf Coast, Columbia: A Journal of Art & Literature, and Ploughshares' Emerging Writers issue. She holds an MFA from Bennington College and lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She joined AGNI as poetry editor in April 2006.
Jon Woodward currently lives in the Boston area and works at the Harvard Museum of Comparative zoology. His second book of poems, Rain, was published by Wave Books in 2006.
Elisabeth Workman is an expatriate poet living in Doha, Qatar.