Poetry | Chris Tysh, Editor
Writing for the Poetry Foundation, David Woo says that Rae Armantrout’s recent book Finalists (Wesleyan 2022) “emanates the radiant astonishment of living thought.” Her 2018 collection, Wobble, was a finalist for the National Book Award that year. Her other titles with Wesleyan include Partly: New and Selected Poems, Just Saying, Money Shot, and Versed. In 2010 Versed won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and The National Book Critics Circle Award. She is the current judge of the Yale Younger Poets Prize, and lives in Everett, Washington.
Maged Zaher is the author of seven books of poetry, including The Consequences of My Body (Nightbook, 2016) and Opting Out: New & Collected Poems 2000-2015 (Chatwin Books, 2018) as well as two books of translations. His novella On Confused Love and Other Damages was published in 2022 by Chatwin Books. He has edited and translated The Tahrir of Poems: Seven Contemporary Egyptian Poets (Alice Blue, 2014), featuring writers from the Arab Spring. He has also worked in civil engineering and software, and taught poetry writing at Seattle University.
Poet, visual artist, filmmaker, and translator, Sarah Riggs is the author of seven books of poetry in English, including most recently, The Nerve Epistle (Roof Books, 2021), Eavesdrop (Chax Press, 2020), Pomme & Granite (1913 Press, 2015), which won a 1913 Poetry Prize, and The Autobiography of Envelopes (Burning Deck, 2012). She has translated or co-translated seven books of contemporary French poetry into English, including, most recently, Etel Adnan's TIME (Nightboat, 2019), recipient of the Griffin International Poetry Prize and the Best Translated Book Award in 2020. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband Omar Berrada, with whom she has co-edited Another Room to Live In: 15 Contemporary Arab Poets in Translation, a summation of the Tamaas Translation Seminar, forthcoming with Litmus Press in Fall 2023. She hosts the Invitation to the Species podcast.
Based in Detroit, where he works for social justice groups in Michigan, kim d. hunter is a poet and prose writer. He is the author of a collection of short stories, The Official Report on Human Activity (Wayne State University, 2018), and two books of poetry: edge of the time zone (White Print Inc., 2009 and borne on slow knives (Past Tents, 2001). He co-directed the Woodward Line Poetry Series for thirteen years and holds a 2012 Kresge Literary Arts Fellowship.
Poet, playwright, and actor, Michael Lally is the author of more than 30 books. In 1972, The South Orange Sonnets received the Discovery Award. His autobiographical book-length poem, My Life (Wyrd Press, 1975) was attacked as pornography in an attempt to defund the NEA. It’s Not Nostalgia: Poetry & Prose (Black Sparrow Press, 1999) was honored with the American Book Award. Lally’s latest publications include Swing Theory (Hanging Loose Press, 2015) and Another Way to Play: Poems 1960–2017 (seven stories press, 2018). He’s also the recipient of the PEN/Oakland Josephine Miles Award for Excellence in Literature and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, among others. He lives in upstate New York and writes the blog, Lally’s Alley.