Poetry | Chris Tysh, Editor
Poet and essayist Aaron Shurin is the author of fourteen books of poetry and prose, most recently The Blue Absolute (Nightboat Books, 2020). Other publications include Involuntary Lyrics (2005) and The Paradise of Forms: Selected Poems (1999). A newly expanded edition of Unbound: A Book of AIDS is forthcoming. Shurin, a pioneer in LGBTQ writing, lives in San Francisco.
Stacy Szymaszek is the author of seven books of poetry, most recently The Pasolini Book (Golias Books, 2022). She is the recipient of a 2014 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry and a 2019 Foundation for Contemporary Arts grant in poetry. From 2007 to 2018, she was the director of The Poetry Project at St. Mark's Church in New York City. She currently lives in the Hudson Valley, where she is an educator and a freelance consultant for arts and social justice nonprofits.
A Californian most of his life and a resident of Durham, North Carolina, since 2010, Nathaniel Mackey is a poet, fiction writer, essayist and editor. He has published numerous books, most recently Double Trio (New Directions, 2021), a boxed set of three new books: Tej Bet, So’s Notice and Nerve Church. He is the editor of the literary magazine Hambone, coeditor, with Art Lange, of the anthology Moment's Notice: Jazz in Poetry and Prose (Coffee House Press, 1993) and coeditor, with Michael Bough, Kent Johnson and others, of the anthology Resist Much / Obey Little: Inaugural Poems to the Resistance (Dispatches Editions/Spuyten Duyvil, 2017).
Norman Fischer is a poet, essayist, and Zen Buddhist priest whose Selected Poems 1980-2013 is just out from Chax Press. His Museum of Capitalism (2021) was recently published by Talisman House. And the essay collection, Experience: Thinking. Writing, Language, and Religion, appeared in the University of Alabama’s Poetics Series in 2015. He lives on the northern California coast with his wife Kathie, also a Zen Buddhist priest.
Jennifer Scappettone works at the confluence of the literary, visual, and scholarly arts. Her poetry volumes include SMOKEPENNY LYRIICHORD HEAVENBRED: Two Acts (2017), The Republic of Exit 43: Outtakes & Scores from an Archaeology and Pop-Up Opera of the Corporate Dump (2016), and From Dame Quickly (2009). She is also the author of Killing the Moonlight: Modernism in Venice, editor of PennSound | Italiana, and translator of the award-winning collection Locomotrix, a volume of selected poetry and prose by the poet-refugee from Fascist Italy, Amelia Rosselli.