Monday, March 16, 2009

With + Stand 3: some contributor bios

Sandra Simonds is the author of several chapbooks as well as the founder of Wildlife, an experimental, handmade poetry magazine. She earned a BA in English and Psychology from UCLA and an MFA from the University of Montana. She is currently a PhD student in Creative Writing at Florida State University. For more information, visit her blog at

Joseph Harrington is the author of _Poetry and the Public_ (Wesleyan). His creative work has appeared in Tarpaulin Sky, First Intensity, Locuspoint, etc. Portions of his manuscript _Things Come On (an amneoir)_ are forthcoming in Hotel Amerika, P-Queue, and Cricket Online Review. He teaches at the University of Kansas (Lawrence).

Dana Ward lives in Cincinnati where he edits Cy Press. Recent books include Goodnight Voice (House Press) & The Drought (Open 24hrs, forthcoming.) He can't wait for the spring.

Brian Ang is a DJ on the freeform radio station KDVS in Davis, CA, where he also lives.

Anna Vitale is from Detroit and lives in Ann Arbor. You can find more of her writing in Model Homes and Shifter. She edits the online audio journal textsound and has been a freeform DJ at WCBN-FM Ann Arbor for almost 10 years. She might be in a band called the Vomettes.

erica lewis's work has appeared or is forthcoming in P-Queue, Ur Vox, With+Stand, Cricket Online Review, alice blue, Little Red Leaves, BOOG CITY, Shampoo, Word For/Word, Work, and Try, among others. Chapbooks include excerpts from camera obscura (Etherdome Press) and the precipice of jupiter (forthcoming from Queue Books). she is a fine arts publicist in San Francisco and curator of the Canessa Gallery Reading Series.

David Buuck is the author of THE SHUNT, out this spring from Palm Press, and _Buried Treasure Island_ (BARGE/YBCA 2008). BARGE (the Bay Area Research Group in Enviro-aesthetics) will be presenting "17 Reasons Why" at Mission17 Gallery from April 24-May 30, as part of its Visual/Cultural Criticism Residency, along with new work at the "Leave the Capital" show at Root Division in June. He is contributing editor at *Artweek* & teaches at the San Francisco Art Institute and Bard College. More info at and

Nicholas Karavatos’ first book No Asylum will be available this summer from Amendment Nine, a new publishing venture out of Humboldt County. His poems have recently appeared in Blackbox, Cherry Bleeds, Minotaur, Numinous, Portland Review, Red Fez, There, Thieves Jargon, and Todd Point Review. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of English at the American University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates.

Brooklyn Copeland was born in Indianapolis in 1984. Her chapbooks are available or forthcoming from Scantily Clad Press, Ungovernable Press, Greying Ghost Press, Spooky Girlfriend Press, Further Adventures Press, Dancing Girl Press, and Wyrd Tree Press. She slowly (very slowly) edits Taiga Press, and blogs (with obnoxious frequency) at

Piotr Gwiazda is the author of Gagarin Street (Washington Writers' Publishing House, 2005). His poems have appeared in many publications, including Barrow Street, Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Arts, Hotel Amerika, Rattle, The Southern Review, Talisman, and The Bedside Guide to No Tell Motel: Second Floor. He is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Maryland Baltimore County.

Rupert Loydell is Senior Lecturer in English with Creative Writing at University College Falmouth, and the editor of Stride and With magazines. He has many books of poetry and collaborative writing in print, the most recent being his solo collection An Experiment in Navigation [Shearsman 2008]. From 1982-2008 he ran Stride Books, an influential and wide-ranging small press. He lives in a creekside village with his partner, two daughters, a couple of canoes and a ridiculous amount of books and music.

Michael Scharf is the author of For Kid Rock / Total Freedom. His recent critical writing appears at

Donato Mancini @ EPC.

Amy King is the author of I'm the Man Who Loves You and Antidotes for an Alibi, and forthcoming, Slaves to Do These Things (Blazevox Books). For information on the reading series Amy co-curates, please visit The Stain of Poetry: A Reading Series ( or visit her at

Joshua Ware lives in Lincoln, NE. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in many journals, most recently in Caketrain, Dislocate, Laurel Review, Hayden's Ferry Review, New American Writing, Packingtown Review, and Phoebe. He is the co-author of I, NE: Iterations of the Junco (Small Fires Press, 2009) and the author of the forthcoming chapbooks Excavations (Further Adventures Press, 2009) and A Series of Ad Hoc Permutations, or RUBY Love Songs (Scantily Clad Press, 2009).

Rodrigo Toscano (Estados Unidos, Nueva York). Nacido de padres mexicanos, se crió hablando en ambas lenguas, el inglés (en publico) y el español (en casa). Actualmente escribe y publica en ambas. Su poesía ha sido relacionada con una tendencia experimental politizada. Entre sus libros se encuentran, Partisans (1999), The Disparities (2002), Platform (2003) y To Leveling Swerve (2004). En 2005 creó el Collapsible Poetics Theater (CPT), del cual es el director artístico y escritor principal. Este año apareció su libro, Collapsible Poetics Theater (Fence Books, 2008), una colección de “scores” de “performance”, teatro experimental, o lecturas de “poetry readings” sin barreras. La colección fue ganadora del National Poetry Series. Su obra ha sido traducida al italiano, alemán y francés.

Kyle Schlesinger is the author of Hello Helicopter (BlazeVox, 2007), The Pink (Kenning, 2008) and Look (No Press, 2008). His long poem “The Family” appeared in Damn the Caesars (2008) and his current manuscript is Like It Is.

andrew zawacki is the author of the poetry books Petals of Zero Petals of One (Talisman House), Anabranch (Wesleyan), and By Reason of Breakings (Georgia), and of six chapbooks: Arrow’s shadow (Equipage); Georgia (Katalanché), co-winner of the 1913 Prize; Roche limit (tir aux pigeons); Bartleby’s Waste-book (Particle Series); in motion from the Meridian, a collaboration with artist Jennifer Schuberth (Dusie Kollectiv); and Masquerade (Vagabond). His work has appeared in Legitimate Dangers: American Poets of the New Century (Sarabande), Walt Whitman hom(m)age, 2005/1855 (Turtle Point), The Iowa Anthology of New American Poetries (Iowa), Great American Prose Poems: From Poe to the Present (Scribner), and other anthologies. Coeditor of Verse and of The Verse Book of Interviews (Verse), he has published criticism in the TLS, Boston Review, Talisman, How2, New German Critique, Australian Book Review, Religion and Literature, and elsewhere in the U.S., Europe, and Australia. A former fellow of the Slovenian Writers’ Association, he edited Afterwards: Slovenian Writing 1945-1995 (White Pine) and edited and co-translated Aleš Debeljak’s new and selected poems, Without Anesthesia, due from Persea. His translation, from the French, of Sébastien Smirou, My Lorenzo, is forthcoming from Burning Deck. Zawacki has held further fellowships from the Salzburg Seminar (Austria), Hawthornden Castle (Scotland), the Bogliasco Foundation (Italy), Le Château de Lavigny (Switzerland), the Fulbright Foundation (Australia), the Rhodes Trust (England), the Millay Colony, the Saltonstall Foundation, and Bread Loaf. He teaches at the University of Georgia.

Franklin Bruno's writings appear. So do his recordings. The most recent, respectively, are: Policy Instrument (Lame House) and The Human Hearts' Civics (Tight Ship).

Kristin Palm is the author of The Straits, published last year by the serendipitously named Palm Press. Her writing has also appeared in various journals, including Boog City, Chain, There, Dusie and LVNG, the anthology Bay Poetics (Faux Press, 2006), and numerous magazines and newspapers. She writes regularly for Metropolis magazine and its blog, POV ( Kristin lives in San Francisco.

Jasper Bernes is the author of Starsdown (ingirumimusnocteetconsumimurigni). He lives in Albany, CA.

Ariel Goldberg is interested in documenting the cycle of performances from text and text from performances. This is to think about information consumption / communication and the artist’s materials and spaces for speaking to such a theme. Her current project of reading procedures for newspapers investigates the work poetry can do to caption images within the news. Other fixations include the cell phone industry and letter writing. She lives in Oakland.

Megan Kaminski's first chapbook, Across soft ruins, was recently published by Scantily Clad Press. She also has poems currently appearing, or forthcoming, in 6x6, Coconut, dusie, Milk, and Third Coast. She recently moved to Lawrence, KS, where she teaches poetry at the University of Kansas.

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