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Jennifer Bartlett is author of (a) lullaby without any music and co-editor of Beauty is a Verb. She is currently writing a biography of Larry Eigner. Bartlett lives in Greenpoint with the writer Jim Stewart, their son Jeffrey, and many animals.


Valerie Deus is poet living in Minneapolis. When she’s not curating films for the Minneapolis Underground Film Festival, she is dreaming about the ocean.


Jessica Smith has authored numerous chapbooks including, most recently, mnemotechnics (above/ground press), and one book, Organic Furniture Cellar (Outside Voices). Her second book is forthcoming from Chax Press.

from State of the Union

Susan Lewis is the author of seven books and chapbooks, including How to Be Another, from Červená Barva Press, and State of the Union, from Spuyten Duyvil Press, both just published. This Visit is forthcoming in 2014 from BlazeVOX. She is also editor of the on-line journal Posit.


Chris Hosea was born in Princeton, New Jersey and educated at Harvard College and the University of Massachusetts Amherst MFA Program. John Ashbery gave Hosea the Walt Whitman Award for his first poetry collection, PUT YOUR HANDS IN (LSU Press 2014). Hosea’s work as art curator includes Ode to Street Hassle (BronxArtSpace 2012). He lives in Brooklyn.

from Slow Poetry in America

Dale Smith is the author of the recently published book of poetry, Slow Poetry in America (Cuneiform, 2014); and a book of scholarship, Poets Beyond the Barricade: Rhetoric, Citizenship, and Dissent after 1960 (Alabama, 2012). He is on the faculty of the department of English at Ryerson University, Toronto.


The Brooklyn Rail

MAR 2014

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