SHANE ANDERSON is the author of Études des Gottnarrenmaschinen (Broken Dimanche Press) and STALL (KTBAFC, with Elvia Wilk). Poems and translations have been or will be featured in: Edit, VLAK, Asymptote, and the playbill for Matthew Barney's "River of Fundament" amongst other places. He is a 2013 Triple Canopy grant recipient for his forthcoming translation of Ulf Stolterfoht's Ammengespräche.
DANIEL ANNETT practices an aleatory text mining, out of which appear agitated aggregates and counterfeit aphorisms. He is currently co-editor of The Teal Ceramic; an international project concerned with exploring and expressing ideas of place]ness[ through a cartography of audio +/- visual means. He has been a Commended Foyle Young Poet (2011) and published in LS13: A New Generation of Leeds Writers (2013).
ANDREA ARRUBLA is an artist and staff member at BHQFU, a free experimental art school in the East Village. Her personal works focus on language, immigration, and everything else that makes her head and heart ache. She is available to get coffee and go to the movies with you.
FELIX BERNSTEIN has produced short videos for YouTube since his satirical Coming Out Video (2008). His first film, Unchained Melody, was acclaimed by Wayne Kostenbaum for its "shock, beauty, complexity, laughter, luridness, lightness of touch and phantasmagoric intertextuality." His criticism has been published, or is forthcoming, in The Brooklyn Rail, HTMLGiant, The Volta, and The Boston Review. His 'Notes on Post-Conceptual Poetry' drew raves and retweets from the critiqued poets and critics. With Gabe Rubin, he sang Jellicle Cats for nearly four hours on GaussPDF, re-staged Red Krayola’s opera Victorine at the 2012 Whitney Biennial, and directed the movie Boyland; together they front the band Tender Cousins.
MEREDITH BLANKINSHIP is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop. Her poems have appeared in or are forthcoming from Heavy Feather Review, Similar:Peaks::, GlitterMob, Sink Review, Finery, and Petri Press, among others. She is a recent transplant to Atlanta, GA.
ANA BOŽIČEVIĆ is the author of Stars of the Night Commute and Rise in the Fall, winner of the 2013 Lambda Literary Award. With Sophia Le Fraga, she 1/2 of the tandem, not_I. The poems here are from a new manuscript, Joy of Missing Out.
HARRY BURKE is a writer based in London. He edited the anthology I Love Roses When They're Past Their Best, published by Test Centre in Spring 2014, and has an ebook forthcoming in collaboration with Alessandro Bava.
FRANCESCA CAPONE is an interdisciplinary artist working primarily between the visual and the textual. Her work encompasses typography, textiles, painting and digital media. Capone's work has been exhibited domestically and abroad.
CHARITY COLEMAN is the author of Julyiary, a medieval contemporary breviary, and the work in progress, Sleepless Nights Revisited. Her writing can be found in BOMB, Joan's Digest, UbuWeb, No, Dear, and the archives of Write This Down TV. She is a curator of the Segue Reading Series.
SOPHIE COLLINS is co-founder and editor of tender, an online quarterly promoting work by female-identified writers and artists. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Poetry, Poetry London, The White Review, and elsewhere. Reviews and other writings are published in Poetry Review and Dazed & Confused. In 2014 she received an Eric Gregory Award and was a poet in residence at the LUMA/Westbau exhibition space in Zürich. She is currently carrying out research on poetry and translation at Queen's University Belfast.
LEOPOLDINE CORE was born and raised in Manhattan. Her poems and fiction have appeared in Apology, Open City, The Literarian, The Brooklyn Rail, Big Lucks and elsewhere. Her chapbook "Young Friend" was published by Perfect Lovers Press. Her first full-length book is forthcoming from Coconut Books.
ALEJANDRO CRAWFORD is a writer and interactive media artist living in Brooklyn, NY. He is a former Fulbright Scholar to Portugal, a graduate of ITP at NYU, and visual director for the band MGMT. Selected poetry publications include: Morpheu (BlazeVOX 2009), Wasted (Sous Rature 3ssue), Milk (Dandelion, Performance Machine), BHO (EOAGH, ed. Tan Lin), 7CV Chinese Edition(s) (Edit Publications), poemfield3 (GaussPDF), Nautilis (P Queue Vol. 10).
ANDREW DURBIN is the author of Mature Themes (Nightboat Books 2014). His work has appeared in BOMB, Boston Review, Mousse, Triple Canopy, and elsewhere. He co-edits Wonder, curates the Talk Series at the Poetry Project, and lives in New York.
BEN FAMA is the author of the artist book Mall Witch, as well as several chapbooks and pamphlets. In 2015 Ugly Duckling Presse will publish Fantasy, his first full length book of poems.
JAMESON FITZPATRICK is the author of the chapbook Morrisroe: Erasures (89plus/LUMA Publications). His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Awl, The American Reader, The Literary Review and Poetry, among elsewhere.
PETER COLE FRIEDMAN is a poet and artist based in Brooklyn, NY. Recent work has appeared, or is forthcoming, in The Recluse, Similar: Peaks::, Otis Nebula, Five Quarterly, and The Sensation Feelings Journal. He co-edits the virtual literary and arts magazine glitterMOB.
DIANA HAMILTON wrote Okay Okay (Truck Books 2012), a book about crying at work, and has three forthcoming chapbooks: Universe (Ugly Duckling Presse), 23 Women to Kiss Before You Die (Make Now), and Some Shit Advice (The Physiocrats).
IAN HATCHER is an interdisciplinary artist and software developer living in Brooklyn. He is the author of Prosthesis (Poor Claudia, 2015), and co-author, with Amaranth Borsuk & Kate Durbin, of Abra, a conjoined book/app published by the Center for Book and Paper Arts, Chicago.
ZOE CONTROS KEARL is a Texas raised writer now living and working in Brooklyn. Her poetry and music criticism have been published in places. She is a big fan of air travel and the Atlantic Ocean.
SASHA KLUPCHAK is a filmmaker, poet, and academic exploring the relationship between film and body-history. In her free time, she draws snakes & orbs, and eats melons of all kinds.
PURDEY LORD KREIDEN is either watching Creepypasta, studying or at the pub. Her book Children of the Bad Hour is published by Ugly Duckling Presse, and her co-translation with Michael Thomas Taren of Tony Duvert's L'Ile Atlantique is forthcoming from Semiotext(e).
GIL LAWSON is from Santa Fe, NM. His writing has been published by (or is forthcoming from) n+1, Triple Canopy, Metazen, Hypocrite Reader, theNewerYork, and others. He received the Bard College Written Arts Prize in May of 2013, and currently works as a travel editor at TripExpert.
VICTORIA LE FRAGA is a student at Bard College studying written and fine arts. She enjoys illustrating and writing pop-up and flip books.
CLARA LIPFERT is the author of the chapbook I’ll Be Your Sometimes Girl, as well as one half of the performance and poetics project HAG, which curates salons, hosts dinner parties, and publishes zines.
WENDY LOTTERMAN lives in Brooklyn. Her writing can be found in The Claudius App, Atlas Review, BOMB, Conjunctions, H_NGM_N and Hypocrite Reader.
MONICA MCCLURE's debut poetry collection, Tender Data, will be published by Birds, LLC in spring 2015. She is the author of the chapbooks, Mood Swing, from Snacks Press and Mala, published by Poor Claudia.
SZILVIA MOLNAR lives in Brooklyn and works at a literary agency. Her writing has been published in Little Brother, Two Serious Ladies, Electric Cereal, and Butterfly Knives and Sea Salt. Her artwork has been published by Girls Get Busy, Flavorwire, Jezebel and Icon — El Pais.
not_I performs at galleries, universities, parties and weddings. For more information, contact Sophia Le Fraga and Ana Božičević.
GIOVANNA OLMOS is a multilingual multimedia poet studying creative production in the digital age at NYU Gallatin. She likes to perform at BHQFU. Giovanna is the author of "Gio vanna, gi gio vaNn a" Zurich: 89plus/LUMA Publications, 2014, and "B-u ble" a 3D printed sphere poem.
CORWIN PECK is a writer and artist living in Brooklyn, NY. His work examines and engages physical relationships with everyday technology, text and their dissemination through the Internet. He is the author of the chapbook Papers (Particular Press 2008) and has appeared in Slightly West and Upstairs at Duroc.
KIT SCHLUTER is translator of Marcel Schwob's Book of Monelle (Wakefield Press). A bit of his writing can be found in Boston Review, BOMB, Elective Affinities, The Disinhibitor, Poor Claudia: 10 Sources, and the forthcoming first volume of Inpatient. Kit lives in Providence, Rhode Island, where he coedits O'clock Press and curates the monthly house reading series, Wild Combination.
SAMPSON STARKWEATHER is the author of The First Four Books of Sampson Starkweather. He is a founding editor of Birds, LLC, an independent poetry press. His most recent chapbooks are Flowers of Rad by Factory Hollow Press, and Until the Joy of Death Hits, pop/love GIF poems (a collaboration with Ana Božičević) appearing somewhere soon on the Internet. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.
THE ONLY WAR THAT MATTERS IS THE WAR AGAINST THE IMAGINATION is BHQFU's Fall 2014 poetry class.
STACEY TRAN is a curator of Pure Surface (with Danielle Ross) & an editor at Poor Claudia. She lives and works in Portland, OR, where she is from. She has a chapbook, End Solo, forthcoming from Fields Press (2015) and a chapbook, Gov Poems, forthcoming from Couch Press (2015).
MICHAEL VALINSKY is a Brooklyn based author from Paris writing in English, French & Italian. Enrolled at New York University, at the Gallatin School of Individualized Study, Michael is pursuing a degree in Poetics & Praxis. He is a poetry editor at the student-run literary journal West 10th and his writing has been featured in Columbia University’s New Poetry, Agave Magazine, Soundctrl.com and the WILD Magazine. He is the author of .TXT Zurich: 89plus/LUMA Publications, 2014.
CLAUDE WILLAN lives in the Bay Area. His poems are forthcoming in Barrow Street and TYPO.