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Ideal Machine, Ashley Toliver

Ashley Toliver was born and raised in California. Her poems have appeared in numerous journals, including Quarterly WestOctopusCaketrain and Third Coast. She earned her MFA from Brown University, and has received fellowships from the Cave Canem Foundation and the Djerassi Resident Artists Program. She currently lives in Portland, OR.

All Talk, Rich Smith

Rich Smith is the author of the chapbook Great Poem of Desire and Other Poems (Poor Claudia 2013). His poems have appeared in Tin House, Guernica, Barrow Street, Pinwheel, and a number of other places. He grew up in Belton, MO and now lives and works in Seattle, WA.

C'est la guerre, Danniel Schoonebeek

Danniel Schoonebeek’s first book of poems, American Barricade, was published by YesYes Books in 2014. A chapbook, Family Album, was released by Poor Claudia in 2013, and an EP of recorded poems, Trench Mouth, is also available from Black Cake Records. His work has appeared in Poetry, Tin House, Boston Review, Fence, BOMB, Indiana Review, jubilat, Denver Quarterly, and elsewhere. He writes a column on poetry for The American Reader, hosts the Hatchet Job reading series, and edits the PEN Poetry Series. In 2015, Poor Claudia will release his second book, C’est la guerre.

Strange Tarot, Jamalieh Haley

Jamalieh Haley lives in Portland, Oregon where she co-curates If Not For Kidnap and teaches writing. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Interrupture, Sink Review, Everyday Genius, Sixth Finch, and other lovely places.

Mala, Monica McClure

Monica McClure’s debut collection, Tender Data, will be published by Birds, LLC this year. She is the author of the chapbooks, Mood Swing, from Snacks Press Inc. and Mala, forthcoming from Poor Claudia. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Tin House, The Los Angeles Review, The Lit Review, Lambda Literary Review’s Spotlight Series, The Awl, Spork Press, Similar: Peaks:: and elsewhere. She curates Atlas, a collaboration series of visual artists and poets, and lives in New York City.

Hive Mind, Rachel Springer Dunbar

Rachel Springer Dunbar lives and works in Portland, OR. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Black Warrior Review, Similar Peaks, West Wind Review, Word Riot, and The Destroyer.

The Soft War, Carl Annarummo

Carl Annarummo is that guy who runs Greying Ghost Press. He lives in an attic studio apartment in Massachusetts with his cat, Roxanne. The Soft War is his first collection of poems.

Motel Diary, Alice Bolin

Alice Bolin’s poetry has appeared in Ninth Letter, FIELD, Guernica, Hayden’s Ferry Review, and Washington Square, among many other journals. Her nonfiction shows up frequently in places like This Recording, The Paris Review Daily, PopMatters, and The New Yorker‘s Page-Turner blog. She lives in Los Angeles.

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10 Recent Google Searches Pertaining to Writing Projects Completed or In Progress, Sara Jaffe

Sara Jaffe’s short fiction and criticism have appeared in publications including Fence, BOMB, NOON, Paul Revere’s Horse, matchbook, and The Los Angeles Review of Books. She co-edited The Art of Touring (Yeti, 2009), an anthology of writing and visual art by musicians drawing on her experience as guitarist for post-punk band Erase Errata. Her first novel will be coming out with Tin House in November 2015.

Deciphering the Language of Fabric, Francesca Capone

Francesca Capone is an interdisciplinary artist working primarily between the visual and the textual. Her work encompasses typography, textiles, poetry, painting and digital media. She has been exhibited domestically and abroad. More of her published work can be found at Petrella’s Imports, Orte Magazine, Tammy Journal, Imperial Matters and The Columbia Review. Capone is currently based out of Providence, RI, where she co-edits O’Clock Press with Kit Schluter and Andrew Dieck.

Colors Come and Go, Claire Cottrell

Claire Cottrell is a film director and photographer. She is the founder of BOOK STAND. She is the Los Angeles editor of Berlin-based international interview magazine, Freunde von Freunden. She has contributed to The Atlantic, the Paris Review, VICE and Wilder Quarterly on the subjects of art, fashion, film, design and plant life. Her work has been featured in Vogue, T: The New York Times Style Magazine and purple FASHION, to name a few. Currently, she is publishing a series of art books inspired by Gallimard’s Blanche collection, starting a short documentary about printed matter, finishing a video about hands and the things we hold on to and planning a summer get-together in a beautiful outdoor space in Berlin.

The Sharper Enigma, Willie Fitzgerald

Willie Fitzgerald grew up in Cabin John, Maryland, and lives in Seattle. He is the co-founder of APRIL, an annual festival of small press and independent publishing. His fiction has been published by Hobart and Keep this Bag Away from Children.

Robert Fernandez

Robert Fernandez was born in Hartford, grew up in Miami, and now lives in Nebraska. He’s the author of Pink Reef  (2013) and We Are Pharaoh (2011), both published by Canarium Books. His poems have appeared in Boston ReviewConjunctionsVoltThe CanaryAmerican Letters & Commentary, and elsewhere. He was selected as a New American Poet by the Poetry Society of America, and he is the recipient of a Gertrude Stein Award for Innovative Poetry and a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Dependent Form, Judah Rubin

Judah Rubin is the author of, among other chapbooks, Flag of Convenience (Well Greased Press, 2014), Phrenologue (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2013), Phrenologue (O’Clock Press, 2013). He is a curator at the Poetry Project, the SEGUE foundation and elsewhere, and the publisher of Well Greased Press. He lives in Sunnyside, New York.

Small Numbers Are Big, Lucy Ives

Lucy Ives is most recently the author of Orange Roses (Ahsahta, 2013), a collection of poetry and essays, and nineties (Tea Party Republicans, 2013), a novel about a decade. Her work has appeared in BOMB, Conjunctions, Fence, The Huffington Post, n+1, Ploughshares, and other journals. A deputy editor at Triple Canopy, she is co-editor of Corrected Slogans: Reading and Writing Conceptualism, published by Triple Canopy and the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver. With Triple Canopy, she participated as an artist in the 2014 Whitney Biennial.

If you know all, and I nothing, tell me what I dreamt last night—, Kit Schluter

Kit Schluter is a writer and translator living in Providence, Rhode Island. Certain writings of his can be found in Boston Review, BOMB, and Elective Affinities, and among his published translations are works by Amandine André (in collaboration with Jocelyn Spaar), Jaime Saenz, and Marcel Schwob. He organizes the monthly house reading series “Wild Combination” in Providence and, with Francesca Capone and Andrew Dieck, co-edits O’clock Press.

Once, Again (Ten Tokens), Erik Anderson

Erik Anderson is the author of a book of lyric essays, The Poetics of Trespass (Otis Books/Seismicity Editions, 2010). Recent work has appeared in The Los Angeles Review of Books, The Seneca Review, Unstuck, West Branch, and others. He currently teaches at Franklin & Marshall College and lives in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Mistypings of Miswritings of Mishearings of Misreadings of Lisa Robertson, Donald Dunbar

Donald Dunbar lives in Portland, Oregon, where he helps run If Not For Kidnap and edits poetry for draft: The Journal of Process. His book Eyelid Lick won the 2012 Fence Modern Poets Series prize, and a chapbook, Slow Motion German Adjectives, is available from Mammoth Editions.

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