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Excerpt from Voice’s Daughter of a Heart Yet To Be Born

Anne Waldman has been a prolific and active poet and performer many years, creating radical new hybrid forms for the long poem, both serial and narrative, as with Marriage: A Sentence, Structure of the World Compared to a Bubble, and Manatee/Humanity, and most recently Gossamurmur, all published by Penguin Poets. She is also the author of the magnum opus The Iovis Trilogy: Colors in the Mechanism of Concealment ( Coffee House Press 2011), a feminist “cultural intervention” taking on war and patriarchy which won the PEN Center 2012 Award for Poetry. Voice's Daughter of a Heart Yet To Be Born, a prose poem meditation on William Blake's Book of Thel.


Edwin Torres’ poetry collections include, Ameriscopia (University of Arizona Press), Yes Thing No Thing (Roof Books), and The PoPedology Of An Ambient Language (Atelos Books). Recent anthologies include: In/Filtration: A Hudson Valley Salt Line (Station Hill Press) and Angels of the Americlypse: New Latin@ Writing (Counterpath). In March 2016, he started his participation in Open Sessions, a 2-year arts residency at The Drawing Center, NYC.


Nina Puro is a poet, human, & queer weirdo whose writing is in The Atlas Review, Guernica, the PEN/ America Poetry Series, & others. A member of the Belladonna* Collaborative; author of two chapbooks (Argos Books and dancing girl press); recipient of fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Brooklyn Community Pride Foundation, the Deming Fund, & Syracuse University (MFA, 2012), Nina cries and works in Brooklyn.


Todd Colby is the author of six books of poetry. His most recent book, Splash State, was published by The Song Cave in 2014. He was recently included in MoMA PS1's, Greater New York show.


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