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Sarah Riggs is a poet and filmmaker who draws and translates. Her most recent book is EAVESDROP (Chax, 2020). Celina Su is the author of Landia (Belladonna*, 2018) and the Marilyn J. Gittell Chair in Urban Studies at the City University of New York.


Misael Osorio-Conde is a Mexican poet transplanted from Southern California to the Midwest where he earned his MFA at the University of Notre Dame. In his work he attempts to capture the passage of language through the threshold of the body. He is also interested in the traumas of crossing borders and how those traumas follow the language; interested in the marks those traumas leave inscribed by their passage, and how memory helps us to reconstruct a more humane vision for the future. In 2019 he participated in the national “One Poem Festival for Migrant Justice” and conducted an interview with the poet Juan Morales for Letras Latinas’ Oral History Project. Some of his poems have appeared in the online literary journals deLuge, Storyscape, and the leftist journal Protean Magazine.


E.J. McAdams is a NYC-based poet and artist. He is the author of five chapbooks, the most recent of which is Middle Voice from Dusie Kollectiv: McAdams--MiddleVoice.pdf.


Neeli Cherkovski’s recent poetry collections are hang onto the Yangtze River, and elegy for my beat generation. His biography of Charles Bukowski was recently published in a new edition by David Godine, and he is completing a new addition of his biography of Lawrence Ferlinghetti. He is also working on a book of poetry profiles, multitudes and his memoir, hyper. He lives in San Francisco.


Rodrigo Toscano is a poet and essayist based in New Orleans. He is the author of ten books of poetry, including his upcoming new book, The Charm & The Dread.

four from field recordings of mind in morning

Hank Lazer’s poems in the Brooklyn Rail are from his forthcoming book field recordings of mind in morning (BlazeVOX), which will include links to musical improvisations with composer and banjo player Holland Hopson. Lazer has published thirty-one books of poetry, including COVID 19 SUTRAS (2020, Lavender Ink), Slowly Becoming Awake (N32) (2019, Dos Madres Press), Poems That Look Just Like Poems (2019, PURH – one volume in English, one in French), Evidence of Being Here: Beginning in Havana (N27), (2018, Negative Capability Press), and Thinking in Jewish (N20) (2017, Lavender Ink). In 2015, Lazer received Alabama’s most prestigious literary prize, the Harper Lee Award, for lifetime achievement in literature.


Laura Henriksen is the author of several chapbooks, including Agata, Canadian Girlfriends, and October Poems.


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