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.
MICHAEL ANZUONI is an author and artist living in New York. He is the editor-in-chief of Inpatient Press and his work has appeared in GaussPDF, Entropy and Glass Press.
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.
CORNELIA BARBER lives, loves and works in Crown Heights, NY. Her essays, interviews, poetry and short stories have been published or are forthcoming from Prelude Magazine, Lemon Hound, Queen Mobs Tea House, The Poetry Project Newsletter and elsewhere.
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.
CORINA COPP is the author of The Green Ray (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2015). Recent writing can be found in Open House, Out of Everywhere 2: Linguistically innovative writing by women in North America & the UK (Reality Street 2015), Cabinet, BOMB, and elsewhere. She is currently developing a three-part play inspired by the work of Marguerite Duras, The Whole Tragedy of the Inability to Love. Her performance work has been presented or is forthcoming at Artists Space, Home Alone 2 Gallery, Dixon Place, and through the support of LMCC. She lives in Brooklyn.
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.
LOGAN FRY is an Ohio poet who lives in Austin, TX. His work has been published in venues including Fence, Prelude, Boston Review, The Cultural Society, and Reality Hands, and he edits FLAG+VOID, a journal of rigorous poetry, with Matthew Moore.
CHARLES GARIEPY is a poet & performer in New York and curator of Rat Court, a reading series in the city. He also develops original content for television.
PATRICK GAUGHAN is a poet, performer, and critic. He writes about contemporary performance for HowlRound & about cultural ephemera for Blunderbuss. He is writer & director of the plays FAST FIVE (2014) & TODAY (forthcoming, 2015).
PETER GIEBEL is a writer and educator currently living in Denver, CO. His recent work can be seen in or is forthcoming from: A Bad Penny Review, The Destroyer, Drunken Boat, Lana Turner, New Delta Review, a Perimeter and elsewhere. He can also be found regularly conspiring and collaborating with SAITO GROUP.
JEFFREY GRUNTHANER stubbornly refuses to specialize, yet cultivates a writing practice that has incorporated at least one advanced degree.
AURELIA GUO is an artist and writer based in Melbourne.
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.
MICHAEL HESSEL-MIAL is a poet and scholar based in Atlanta, Georgia. He makes image macros. He is webmaster of Internet Poetry, co-editor (with Penny Goring) of the anthology MACRO (forthcoming November 2015 from Boost House) and author of the ebooks mspaint and heartbreak, 14 sonnets for money, and VITA NUOVA II. He is currently creating a macro series titled greatest poet alive.
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.
DANA KOPEL is a curator and writer currently pursuing an MA at the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College.
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.
LAURA MARIE MARCIANO is a poet and media artist. She is the founder and curator of gemstone readings and the author of Mall Brat, forthcoming from CCM Press in 2016. She teaches at Fairfield University and lives on the Internet.
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.
CONOR MESSINGER is a poet, translator and writer. A collection of poems The Land Was V There was published by 89+. His translation of Juana Isola's short stories titled Automac is forthcoming this fall from Drive & Publishers.
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.
TOMMY “Teebs” PICO was a Queer/Art/Mentors inaugural fellow, 2013 Lambda Literary fellow in poetry, and has poems in BOMB, Guernica, and [PANK]. Originally from the Viejas Indian reservation of the Kumeyaay nation, he now lives in Brooklyn and co-curates the reading series Poets With Attitude (PWA) with Morgan Parker.
EMILY PRESENT is a New York City based poet and co-founder and editor of glitterMOBmag.com.
VICTORIA ANNE REIS (b.1982), mother to young Samimi, works in collage, zine, dream diary, multimedia performance poetry, and stand-up comedy. Her pieces are generally intended as offerings back to the art world which nourishes/alarms her on the regular. Current projects include a feminist science fiction novel and a therapeutic Wikipedia poem series. She would like to thank manuel arturo abreu, Holly Childs, and BHQFU's Poetic Act for inspiring the poems included in Imperial Matters. She is based out of Boring, OR and her favorite number is 0.
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.
NAT SUFRIN's recent work can be found in the Antioch Review, InDigest, and BlazeVOX. Look for upcoming work in The Quietus, inter|rupture, and Best American Experimental Writing 2015 (Wesleyan).
THE ONLY WAR THAT MATTERS IS THE WAR AGAINST THE IMAGINATION is BHQFU's Fall 2014 poetry class.
MÓNICA DE LA TORRE's The Happy End/ All Welcome is forthcoming from Ugly Duckling Presse in 2016. Previous poetry books include Public Domain (Roof Books) and Talk Shows (Switchback), as well as the collaborative book Taller de Taquimecanografía, published in Mexico City a few years ago. She is BOMB Magazine’s senior editor.
STACEY TRAN is a curator of Pure Surface and an editor for Poor Claudia. She lives and works in Portland, OR.
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.
LAURA A. WARMAN is a performance poet based in Amherst, MA. She is the author of How Much Does It Cost? (Cars Are Real Press), DRONE LOVE (Gauss PDF), and WILL GO FAST (Hysterically Real). She is the founder of GLASS PRESS, a publisher of art and poetry on flash drives. Warman has work in shows at MOCA Cleveland, Flying Object, and Open Engagement.
CLAUDE WILLAN lives in the Bay Area. His poems are forthcoming in Barrow Street and TYPO.