New York poet Ron Padgett’s Collected
Poems won the LA Times Prize for the best poetry book of 2014 and the
William Carlos Williams Award from the Poetry Society of America. His
translations include Zone: Selected Poems of Guillaume Apollinaire and
Blaise Cendrars’ Complete Poems. Seven of his poems were used in
Jim Jarmusch’s film,Paterson. Padgett’s most recent
collection is Big Cabin (Coffee House Press).
Poet Rachel Levistsky is a founder of Belladonna, a feminist collective dedicated to experimental women’s writing. She is the author of several collections, novels and plays. The Story of My Accident is Ours, a novel about activism, collectivity, and agency is available from Futurepoem. Neighbor was published by Ugly Duckling Presse in 2009 and reissued in 2020. Levitsky is based in New York City.
Kit Robinson is a Bay Area poet, writer and musician. He is the author
of Thought Balloon (Roof, 2019), Leaves of Class (Chax,
2017), Marine Layer (BlazeVOX, 2015), and 20 other books of
poetry. His essays on poetics, art, travel and music may be found online at Open Space and Nowhere.
Born in Japan and based in Boulder, Colorado, Michelle Naka Pierce is the author of nine titles, including TRI/VIA co-authored with Veronica Corpuz; Beloved Integer; She, A Blueprint with art by Sue Hammond West; and Continuous Frieze Border Red, awarded Fordham’s Poets Out Loud Editor’s Prize.
Based in Los Angeles, poet Will Alexander is
the author of numerous collections of poetry and nonfiction, from his first
book, Vertical Rainbow Climber published in 1987 to the very latest, The
Combustion Cycle (Roof Books, May 2021) and Refractive Africa (New
Directions, November 2021). He is the
recipient of The Jackson Poetry Prize and many other awards.