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Biswamit Dwibedy is the author of Ozalid (1913 Press, 2010) and Eirik’s Ocean (Portable Press, 2015). He guest-edited a dossier of Indian poetry for Aufgabe#13, published by Litmus Press, and HarperCollins will be publishing his next collection in 2017. He has an MFA from Bard College, New York. He is the editor of Anew Print, a small-press devoted to translations and reissues, and is the Director of the Anew Writing Program, a low-residency, non-MFA program in India. He splits his time between Mumbai and Bangalore. 


Michael Rothenberg is publisher of the online literary magazine Big Bridge, and co-founder of 100 Thousand Poets for Change, His most recent books include Indefinite Detention: A Dog Story (Ekstasis Editions-Canada/ Shabda Press-USA) and Sapodilla (Editions du Cygne-Swan World, Paris, France, 2016). A collection of his poetic journals, Drawing The Shade, will be published by Dos Madres Press in 2016.


Josie McKee was a finalist for the Kinereth Gensler Award, and a prose manuscript was shortlisted for the Bellwether Prize. She has held residencies at NYC Writer’s Room, and the Vermont Studio Center. Her writing has appeared in Lungfull! Magazine, and in an anthology, Blood and Tears: Poems for Matthew Shepard edited by Scott Gibson. She has lectured on color at the School of Visual Arts Interior Design Department, and taught art in museums. She received a BFA in Painting (and the distinguished Florence Leif Award) from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1986, and an MFA in Painting from the University of Pennsylvania in 1990. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.


Allyson Paty's poems can be found in Boston Review, Tin House, jubilat, Kenyon Review Online, the PEN Poetry Series, and elsewhere. She is from New York, where, with Norah Maki, she is co-founding editor of Singing Saw Press and, with Emily Skillings, co-curator of the Earshot reading series.


David Perry lives in Shanghai where he teaches in the Writing Program at NYU Shanghai. He is the author of one book of poems, Range Finder (Adventures in Poetry), and two chapbooks, Knowledge Follows (Insurance Editions) and New Years (Braincase Books). A new chapbook, Expat Taxes, is forthcoming from French [Concession] Press/Seaweed Salad Editions. He holds an MFA in Literary Translation from the University of Iowa. David blogs sporadically at Pyramid News Scheme and Art Basilisk/明明不白白.

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Lauren Russell’s first full-length book, What’s Hanging on the Hush, will be out from Ahsahta Press in 2017. She is the author of the chapbook Dream-Clung, Gone (Brooklyn Arts Press), and her poems have appeared in Better, boundary 2, jubilat, Ping•Pong, and Tarpaulin Sky, among others. Her reviews may be found in Aster(ix), The Volta, Jacket2, and elsewhere. Russell has received fellowships from the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing and Cave Canem, and she was the 2016 VIDA Fellow to the Home School. Starting in June, she will be a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Pittsburgh and Assistant Director of the Center for African American Poetry and Poetics there.


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MAY 2016

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