Steve Dalachinsky was born after last big war managed to survive lots of little wars poet and contributing writer for brooklyn rail whose latest book is the mantis (iniquity press).
Paul Bozkurt was born on Manhattan Island in 1979, in St. Vincents Hospital (recent closed, as Im sure youre aware by now). Grew up on West 12th st. Attended what was then St. Bernard Elementary School on West 13th, and then Xavier High School on West 16th. A stint at Pace University before moving to Long Island with my parents for a few years, before returning to NYC. Chelsea, then the Upper East Side, where I now reside. Started writing seriously when I was left with no direction after leaving Pace. First poem emerged during first attempt at a novel inspired by a painting my father bought on a whim before he had mehis only son. The resemblance of it to me in early youth is uncanny. It was a good start.
Stephanie Gray's Heart Stoner Bingo was published by Straw Gate Books in 2007. Her short films have screened internationally, including at the Ann Arbor, Oberhausen, Viennale, Chicago Underground, and Madcat fests.
This July, an extraordinary three-day celebration of new poetry from across the U.K. and North America took place at The Greenwich Cross-Genre Festival. Organized by Emily Critchley and Carol Watts at the University of Greenwich, its focus was on innovative writing and performance, including work that crossed the boundaries separating poetry from sound art or music, and syntheses of poetry with video and other visual media.