Poetry | Chris Tysh, Editor

Nazifa Islam

Based in Novi, Michigan, poet Nazifa Islam is the author of Forlorn Light: Virginia Woolf Found Poems (Shearsman Books, 2021) and Searching for a Pulse (Whitepoint Press, 2013).  Her poems have appeared in Gulf Coast, The Missouri Review, Smartish Pace, The Believer, and Beloit Poetry Journal, among other publications. She earned her MFA at Oregon State University.

Michael Leong

Michael Leong is a poet, critic, scholar, and educator. His most recent books include Words on Edge (Black Square Editions, 2018) and Contested Records: The Turn to Documents in Contemporary North American Poetry (University of Iowa Press, 2020). He lives in Central Ohio.

Marie Buck & Matthew Walker

Marie Buck is the author of Unsolved Mysteries (Roof Books, 2020), Goodnight, Marie, May God Have Mercy on Your Soul (Roof Books, 2017), and Portrait of Doom (Krupskaya, 2015). They are the managing and web literary editor at Social Text and live in Brooklyn.

Matthew Walker is the executive director of Primary Information, a nonprofit publisher of artists’ books, and one half of Ex-Official, an imprint and production house for electronic music occupying a liminal space between hard boundaries.

Laynie Brown

Laynie Browne’s latest publications are: Practice Has No Sequel (Pamenar, 2023), Intaglio Daughters (Ornithopter, 2023), Letters Inscribed in Snow (Tinderbox, 2023), and Translation of the Lilies Back into Lists (Wave, 2022).  She edited the anthology A Forest on Many Stems: Essays on the Poet’s Novel (Nightboat, 2021) and co-edited I’ll Drown My Book, Conceptual Writing by Women (Les Figues, 2012). She is the recipient of a Pew Fellowship and The National Poetry Series Award. Recent collaborations include a public art project, “Dawn Chorus,” a curated constellation of poetry in thirteen languages by twenty-eight writers engraved in The Rail Park in Philadelphia with visual artist Brent Wahl and an accompanying podcast. 

Mark Nowak

Mark Nowak’s books include Social Poetics (2020), Coal Mountain Elementary (2009), Shut Up Shut Down (2008), Revenants (2000), and …AGAIN (forthcoming), all from Coffee House Press. He recently edited Coronavirus Haiku (Kenning Editions, 2021) and wrote an introduction to Celes Tisdale’s When the Smoke Cleared: Attica Prison Poems and Journal (Duke University Press, 2022). A native of Buffalo, Nowak is founding director of the Worker Writers School.

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