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Jake Marmer is a poet, performer, and educator. He is the author of Cosmic Diaspora (Station Hill Press, 2020), as well as The Neighbor Out of Sound (2018) and Jazz Talmud (2012), both from The Sheep Meadow Press. He also released two klez-jazz-poetry records: Purple Tentacles of Thought and Desire (2020, with Cosmic Diaspora Trio), and Hermeneutic Stomp (Blue Fringe Music, 2013). Born in the provincial steppes of Ukraine, in a city that was renamed four times in the past 100 years, Jake now lives in Los Angeles.
Poet Violet Spurlock is the author of Alloyed Bliss (Eyelet, 2021) and VS VS VS (GaussPDF, 2021). Her first full-length book, In Lieu of Solutions, won the Other Futures Award and is forthcoming from Futurepoem. In addition to writing poetry, she also facilitates a writing group for trans authors and is currently at work on a novel.
Will Alexander is a poet, novelist, playwright, philosopher, visual artist, and musician. Among his publications are Refractive Africa (New Directions, 2021/Granta, 2022), which was named a finalist for the 2022 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry and won the California Book Award for Poetry, The Combustion Cycle (Roof, 2021), Across the Vapor Gulf (New Directions, 2017), and The Sri Lankan Loxodrome (New Directions, 2009).
Ariel Resnikoffs most recent works include the poetry collection, Unnatural Bird Migrator (The Operating System, 2020), the chapbook, raisin in every bite (Furniture Press, 2022), and with Jerome Rothenberg, the translingual epistolary collaboration, A Paradise of Hearing (The Swan, 2021) He is a translator of Yiddish, Hebrew and Spanish poetry and prose into English.
Patricia Spears Jones is an African-American poet, playwright, writer and cultural activist. Her fifth full-length collection, The Beloved Community, is forthcoming from Copper Canyon Press and A Lucent Fire: New and Selected Poems (White Pine Press) continues to find readers around the globe.
Daisy Fried's fourth book, The Year the City Emptied, adaptations from Baudelaire, came out in 2022. She is a member of the faculty of the Warren Wilson College MFA Program for Writers and lives in Philadelphia.
Poet Chris Tyshs latest publications are Hotel des Archives: A Trilogy (Station Hill Press, 2018)and Derridas In/Voice (BlazeVOX 2020). She holds fellowships from The National Endowment for the Arts and The Kresge Foundation, as well as a Murray Jackson Creative Scholar in the Arts Award from Wayne State University where she teaches writing. She is the poetry editor of Three Fold, an independent arts quarterly.