Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Some contributor bios

Absent today: Juliana Spahr, Chris Nealon

Michael Scharf is the author of Telemachiad, Vérité, and For Kid Rock / Total Freedom.

Dan Thomas-Glass is writing a dissertation on language poetry and rap music as read through the various lenses of globalization, 1970s urban policy, and the crushed collectives of the 1960s. Poems have appeared in Caffeine Destiny, Digital Artifact, Shampoo, Kitchen Sink and others; reviews in Jacket and Dusted Magazine.

Derek Henderson: “I live in Salt Lake City with my wife and kids, where I write and teach at the University of Utah. We’ve just bought a house here, which is fine by me; it’s good to have mountains for neighbors. If you’re at all interested, my poems can be found in recent or forthcoming issues of Fence, Colorado Review, GoodFoot, GutCult, Word for/Word, Caketrain and DIAGRAM, among others. At the moment, I am particularly taken with Thoreau’s observation that ‘Night is spangled with fresh stars.’”

Megan Kaminski recently moved to Lawrence, KS, where she teaches poetry as a lecturer at the University of Kansas. Her poems have appeared in Denver Quarterly, FOURSQUARE, Phoebe, Womb, and Can We Have Our Ball Back?.

Joshua Clover is a former music critic, legal editor, and bookstore clerk. His most recent book, The Totality for Kids, was published in 2006 by University of California, which will also publish his forthcoming cultural history, 1989: Bob Dylan Didn't Have This to Sing About (2009).

Ben Lerner is from Topeka, Kansas. His books are The Lichtenberg Figures and Angle of Yaw, both published by Copper Canyon Press. He co-founded and co-edits No: a journal of the arts.

Ange Mlinko is the author of _Starred Wire_ (Coffee House Press) and _Matinees_ (Zoland). She lives in a secret suburb of New York City where she raises a toddler and a preschooler, and talks with her neighbors about the mimetic structure of violence, while reading through the Duncan-Levertov correspondence.

Rodrigo Toscano latest book Collapsible Poetics Theater, was a National Poetry Series 2007 winner. It will be published in 2008 by Fence Books. Toscano is the artistic director and writer for the Collapsible Poetics Theater (CPT). His polyvocalic pieces, poetics plays, and body-movement poems, have been performed at the Disney Redcat Theater in Los Angeles, Ontological-Hysteric Poet’s Theater Festival, Poet's Theater Jamboree 2007, and the Yockadot Poetics Theater Festival. Toscano is originally from the Borderlands of California. He works in Manhattan at the Labor Institute, and lives in the Greenpoint township of Brooklyn.

Tim Kreiner is a sometime editor, occasional tutor and reluctant clerk of modernity passing the buck in seminar rooms. In between things, he is the author of some poems.

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