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My Own Version of You

Evan Kennedy is the author of I am, am I, to trust the joy that joy is no more or less there now than before (Roof Books). He lives in San Francisco, California.

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erica lewis was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. Her books include the precipice of jupiter (2009, with artist Mark Stephen Finein), camera obscura (2010, with artist Mark Stephen Finein), murmur in the inventory (2013); and the first two books of the box set trilogy: daryl hall is my boyfriend (2015) and mary wants to be a superwoman (2017). Her chapbooks have been published by Belladonna, Lame House Press, and After Hours/The Song Cave.


Daniel Bouchard’s most recent book is Spider Drop. He lives in Massachusetts.

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Simone Kearney is a Brooklyn-based writer and visual artist. She is author of the full-length book of poems, DAYS(Belladonna, 2021), and the chapbook My Ida (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2017).


Anne Tardos is the author of ten books of poetry and several performance works. Her writing is renowned for its fluid use of multiple languages and innovative forms. A Fellow in Poetry from the New York Foundation for the Arts, Tardos lives in New York.


Yanko González is a poet and Professor of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the Universidad Austral de Chile. His works include Metales Pesados, Héroes Civiles y Santos Laicos -entrevistas a escritores chilenos-, Alto Volta, Elabuga, and Objetivo General.


Bill Earle has lived on Saint Mark’s Place since 1963 and watched the honest Lower East Side fade into the less honest East Village. His only occupation life-long has been as a teacher of philosophy, though at times he wished he were a painter or psychoanalyst.


The Brooklyn Rail

MAY 2021

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