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Kristin Abraham Kristin Abraham is the author of two poetry chapbooks: Little Red Riding Hood Missed the Bus (Subito Press, 2008), and Orange Reminds You of Listening (Elixir Press, 2006); her poetry, lyric essays, and critical writing have appeared in numerous journals and literary magazines, including Best New Poets 2005, Court Green, Columbia Poetry Review, LIT, Passages North, and American Letters & Commentary. She teaches at Laramie County Community College in Wyoming, and lives in Fort Collins, Colorado, where she serves as editor-in-chief and poetry editor of the literary magazine Spittoon.  
 
Smita Agarwal Smita Agarwal is the author of two collections of poems, Wish-granting Words, Poems (Ravi Dayal: New Delhi, 2002) and Mofussil Notebook. Poems of Small Town India (Cooperjal: London, 2011). Her poems have been widely anthologized in magazines and books such as Nine Indian Women Poets (OUP: 1997), Verse: Indian Poetry Feature (UK/USA), Reasons For Belonging, (Penguin: 2002), Confronting Love (Penguin: 2005), Quote poet Unquote: (Copper Canyon Press, USA: 2008), Indian English Women Poets (Creative Books: New Delhi, 2009), We Speak in Changing Languages (Sahitya Akademi: 2009) and The HarperCollins Book of Indian Poetry, 2012. Her critical articles have appeared in Poetry Review (UK) and Journal of Commonwealth Literature (UK). She is Professor of English at the University of Allahabad, India. Her hobby is Indian music and her songs are available on http://www.beatofindia.com and YouTube.  
 
Abril Alabrran Abril Albarrán 1987, Was born and lives in Nezahualcóyotl City, Estado de México.
Abril studies Literary Creation at the Universidad Autónoma de la Ciudad de México (UACM). She was part of the university project "Ecos de la imagen" (Echoes of the Image), an interactive poetry book. Some of her writings have appeared in various literary magazines and anthologies in Colombia, Mexico and England.
"Every writer starts expressing her ideas because of a need, however, as pages start to fill up, such need starts becoming the emergency exit for how abysmal the everyday life can be, because going through a door is going into another cosmos. Turning pages, feeling the rain of words hitting one's chest following the rhythm of one's heartbeat becomes an addiction, but we don't settle for anonymity, because we believe that, maybe, in some corner of the world, someone can feel and/or think, even, I dare say, inspired.
In these bustling, violent and lonely times, we have lost the ability to connect with one another to such degree we feel alien from the human species, in other words, we are not affected by the misfortune of others or we simply don't turn our heads to contemplate the other. This is why I defend the importance of art in these technological times, we require a way to understand ourselves as a rational animal species, be able to enter the heartbeat of our neighbor to sing, if not the very same notes, but certainly the same hymn."
 
 
Abril Alabrran Youssef Alaoui-Fdili is a Moroccan-American Latino. His family and heritage are an endless source of inspiration for his varied, dark, spiritual and carnal writings. He has an MFA in Poetics from New College of California. There, he studied Classical Arabic, Spanish Baroque and Contemporary Moroccan poetry. He is also well versed in the most dour and macabre literature of the 19th Century. His poems have appeared in Exquisite Corpse, Poems Niederngasse, Stark Raving Normal, 580 Split, Cherry Bleeds, Carcinogenic Poetry, Full of Crow and Red Fez. Youssef is a founder of the East Bay literary arts festival "Beast Crawl."
www.youssefalaoui.tumblr.com
 
 
Mikhail Aizenberg Mikhail Aizenberg is a poet and essayist born in 1948. He graduated from the Moscow Architecture Institute and worked as an architect and restorer. None of his works were published during the Soviet period. In post-Soviet Russia he has published five books of poetry and two books of essays on contemporary Russian poetry. He also oversaw the O.G.I.F. poetry book series-one of the main projects of poetry publishing during 1990-2000. He has received the Andrey Bely Prize (2003) and the literary prizes of Znamya and Strelets magazines. Aizenberg has written noted articles on the key figures of Russian poetry in the second half of the twentieth century (Joseph Brodsky, Vsevolod Nekrasov, and Evgeniy Haritonov).  
 
Nariste Alieva Nariste Alieva was born on August 18, 1977. After graduating from American University in Kyrgyzstan, she has worked over 10 years as PR and media-communications professional. Nariste has written poetry and prose since she was 15. Since 2009 she has worked on action poetry installation, paintings, graphics and photography.  
 
Reed Altemus Reed Altemus is a new media and intermedia artist working in visual poetry, copy art, small press publications and performance. He has been a presence on the mail-art scene since 1989 and has participated actively in the international small press scene since 2002. His work has appeared in the following magazines: Rampike (Canada), Offerta Speciale (Italy), Unarmed (USA), Open World (Serbia), Otoliths (Australia), Lost & Found Times (USA), Boxon (France), SCORE (USA), Signal (Serbia), Blackbox (USA), Moria (USA), Gestalten (USA), Blackbird (USA), Xtant (USA), fhole (Canada), Voce Piena (USA), Generator (USA), Letter Founder (USA), Communicarte (Brazil), Miniature Forest (USA), Arnyekkotok (Hungary) , Big Ode (Portugal), Wohnzimmer (Germany). He has exhibited his work in group shows internationally and has shown his work often in the New Englad area in the past few years. He lives and works currently in Portland, Maine.  
 
Albert -Albrechto- Alvarez Albert "Albrechto" Alvarez is a local San Antonio, TX, artist who has been exhibiting extensively at numerous galleries in town since 2006 after graduating as an honor student from the Rhode Island School of Design. He has work in many significant private collections and also part of the San Antonio Museum of Art's permanent collection. Alvarez has been recognized by the San Antonio Express News and SA Current many times including several "Best of" mentions for his work in the city. Mostly underground, Alvarez works out of the mainstay of the art world, developing a style of art immediately recognizable as his own, for his hyper-attention to detail of gruesome, thought-provoking images with undercurrents of world events, social decay, and glimpses into his autobiography.  
 
Maxim Amelin Maxim Amelin A poet, critic, editor, and translator,he is among the last generation of Russian poets to grow up in the Soviet Union, or as the poet Aleksei Tsvetkov recently wrote in your magazine: "those in the thirty- to forty-year-old range... the children of perestroika-or one should say the orphans, since their alleged mother went missing long ago" (February 2008). His work has been previously translated into Hungarian, Vietnamese, Croatian, Georgian, Italian, Chinese, Latvian, German, Polish, Portuguese, and French. He lives in Moscow, where he is a member of the Russian PEN-Club and editor-in-chief at OGI, a leading publisher of contemporary literature. Recently OGI published Contemporary American Poetry (2007), a companion to the American anthology Contemporary Russian Poetry (Dalkey Archives, 2008).  
 
Pilar Rodríguez Aranda Pilar Rodríguez Aranda 1961, Was born in Mexico City and lives in Malinalco, Estado de Mexico.
Pilar is a poet, video artist, translator by trade and border-crosser by vocation, who lived in California, Texas, and New Mexico, for a total of 13 years. She originally wanted to become a filmmaker, and started doing video while in college. Her piece "The Idea We Live In," won first place at the 1991 Athens International Film and Video Festival, in Ohio, and at the Bienal de Video de México, 1992 (plus an honorary mention for scriptwriting); "The Unexpected Turn of Jim Sagel," was "Best New Mexican Film" at the Roswell Film Festival in 1994, and "Return, or the Inexactness of Centre" was selected for the 2008 International Videopoetry Showcase (Argentina). Her video work has been shown in several festivals and museums in Europe and America. She has received grants from the Mexican Institute of Cinematography (IMCINE), the National Fund for the Culture and the Arts (FONCA), and the City of Austin Arts Commission, among others.
She makes a living as translator (www.pilartraductora.blogspot.mx), but has also published, most recently in the anthology Cantar de Espejos: poesía testimonial chicana de mujeres (Song of Mirrors: Chicana Women's Testimonial Poetry) UNAM/Univ. del Claustro de Sor Juana, 2012.
As a writer, she published her first poem in a student magazine, and since then, she has continued to publish poetry, articles and reviews in various magazines and anthologies in North America, like Voices of Mexico, Replicante, Ruptures, Tribuno del Pueblo, Saguaro, The America's Review, Bilingual Review, DoveTales, and Mujeres de Maíz Flor y Canto, and Voces sin fronteras II, Éditions Alondras, Montreal, Quebec, to mention a few. In 2012 she published her first book of poetry, Asunto de mujeres (Story of Women), Cascada de Palabras, México. In february of 2013, she received as an award for her poem Nuestras Luchitas, a scholarship to participate at the 8th Annual San Miguel Writers' Conference. She considers herself an "artivist" and is a founding member of the collective Contra la violencia, el arte (Against Violence, Art), and coordinator for 100 Thousand Poets for Change, Mexico chapter.
URL:
pilarpoeta.blogspot.mx
 
 
Karloz Atl Karloz Atl 1988, Was born and lives in Mexico City, Distrito Federal.
Coordinator of the collective "Poesía y Trayecto" and director of "(H)onda Nómada Ediciones". His creative endeavors depart from poetry, performance, "action art" and the intervention of public places. He started doing this in 2010, reciting poetry in nahuatl, in public transport, as a way to make money; in 2011 he becomes part of the "Slam poetry" scene in Mexico City, winning many of them, and starts developing his present dynamics from there. He organized the "Re-appropriated Poetry Festival" (2011 & 2012); and produced the documentary "El poeta es un revólver en medio del dolor del mundo" (The Poet is a Gun in the Midst of the World's Pain) as part of 100 Thousand Poets for Change, 2011.
Karloz considers himself a self-taught poet, although he has taken workshops and classes with Hernán Lavín Cerda, Raúl Renán, Rocío Cerón, José Eugenio Sánchez and Eugenio Tisselli. He studies both Intercultural Management and Development, at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), and Literary Creation at Universidad Autónoma de la Ciudad de México (UACM). He has published in various printed and online magazines and anthologies including "Radiador," "La Piedra," "Frontera Esquina," "Expoesía," "Punto en línea," "Círculo de Poesía," "Somos Poetas ¿Y Qué?: Poetas del D.F.," and "Erótika: lujuria poética iberoamericana," Cascada de Palabras Cartonera.
He writes to have access to the various mental states of wakefulness and exercise his ability to bring poetry onto different mediums, his body being the main one, because, as he ascertains: "There isn't a place where poetry can't occur."
URL:
www.intervenciondelarealidad.blogspot.com
 
 
Carolina Alvarado Carolina Alvarado 1986, Was born and lives in Mexico City, Distrito Federal.
Poet and documentary filmmaker, Mexican and Guatemalan. She studied Literary Creation at the Universidad Autónoma de la Ciudad de México (UACM). Has published poetry and short story in anthologies and literary magazines in Spain, Argentina, Mexico and Guatemala. In 2007 she received first and second place for poetry in the First Competition "Mujeres Accionando desde el Arte," presented by the Colectiva of Women in the Arts, and the Institute for the Studies of the National Literature, in Guatemala. In 2004 she received second place in the contest "Poetizando," Museo Miraflores, Guatemala City. She has published the book: Amando un cielo Libre, 2005, and her documentaries include: La vida rota, 2008 and Mujeres tejedoras, 2008.
"I have always liked adventures, searching for the treasure, fighting dragons and traversing deserts. Every time I write I start a journey towards unknown places, and I face the page, the page and my fears. Throughout those journeys, I am always searching for poetry, perhaps the most beautiful of treasures.
My mother is a poet, and as a child, I would watch her, attentive to her notebook, writing. When she finished, she would read me her poems. So one day I sat next to her to write, because I also wanted to be a poet. My first poem was about a girl who traveled in a crystal rowboat, under the moonlight, which lit up her golden hair. My mother recorded me reading out loud, I was seven years old, and since then, I haven't stopped writing."
 
 
Anamika Anamika is a noted poet writing in Hindi, and an associate professor in the Department of English, at Satyawati College, Delhi University. She has seven collections of poetry, and many of her poems have been rendered into English, Russian, Norwegian, Japanese, Korean, Malayalam, Bangla, Oriya and Punjabi. She also has several works of fiction and memoirs to her credit and translations. She is the recipient of eleven national awards, including the Rashtrabhasha Parishad Award for the Novel (1987), Bharatbhushan Award for Poetry (1996), Raza Foundation Award (2003) and Mahadevi Verma Puraskar. The poems included here have been translated from Hindi by Arlene Zide and the poet.  
 
Smita Agarwal Smita Agarwal is the author of two collections of poems, Wish-granting Words, Poems (Ravi Dayal: New Delhi, 2002) and Mofussil Notebook. Poems of Small Town India (Cooperjal: London, 2011). Her poems have been widely anthologized in magazines and books such as Nine Indian Women Poets (OUP: 1997), Verse: Indian Poetry Feature (UK/USA), Reasons For Belonging, (Penguin: 2002), Confronting Love (Penguin: 2005), Quote poet Unquote: (Copper Canyon Press, USA: 2008), Indian English Women Poets (Creative Books: New Delhi, 2009), We Speak in Changing Languages (Sahitya Akademi: 2009) and The HarperCollins Book of Indian Poetry, 2012. Her critical articles have appeared in Poetry Review (UK) and Journal of Commonwealth Literature (UK). She is Professor of English at the University of Allahabad, India. Her hobby is Indian music and her songs are available on http://www.beatofindia.com and YouTube.  
 
Nikolai Baitov Nikolai Baitov born 1951 in Moscow, where he continues to live, was educated in higher mathematics, and worked for twelve years as a programmer. In 1987 he quit to become a church custodian. Between 1985 and 1989, he collaborated with Aleksandr Barash on the magazine Epsilon-Salon, and then with Svetlana Litvak in the Literary Performance Club. From 1998 to 2006, he curated the literary salon "Premyera" for the Zverevsky Center for Modern Art. One book of poems, Ravnovesiia Raznoglasii appeared in 1990, a second, Vremena goda in 2001, and Chto Kasaetsia in 2007. He was awarded a Brodsky Fellowship in 2007, and an Andrey Bely Prize in 2011.  
 
Richard Baldasty Richard Baldasty work in collage has been published in Third Wednesday, Fickle Muses, and Shuf Poetry and appeared as the cover of a recent issue of Ray's Road Review. His poetry and short fiction appear in print and zines from Australia (AntipodeanSF) to Britain (Dark Fire) and widely in North America, including New Delta Review, ThickJam, and Café Irreal among literary magazines. He writes Twitter verse at escarp and Twitter fiction at Seven by Twenty.  
 
Laksmisree Banerjee Laksmisree Banerjee Described as a 'Scholar-Artiste and a Poet-Musician', Dr. Laksmisree Banerjee is a Sr. Fulbright Scholar and a Visiting Professor of English & Culture Studies to several premier American and European Universities. She is the Pro Vice Chancellor of Kolhan University, India. Apart from being an Indian poet writing in English, she is also a Sr. Radio and TV Vocalist, with several research publications, books of poetry and literary criticism to her credit.  
 
Barbara Barg Barbara Barg is a poet. Web Site: www.barbarabarg.com  
 
Polina Barskova Polina Barskova Born in 1976 in Leningrad (now called St. Petersburg, as before), began publishing poems in journals at age nine and released the first of her eight collections as a teenager. She came to the United States at the age of twenty to pursue a Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley. Barskova now lives in Massachusetts with her family and teaches at Hampshire College. Two books of her poetry in translation were published recently: This Lamentable City (translated by Ilya Kaminsky, Tupelo Press, 2010) and Zoo in Winter (translated by David Stromberg, Boris Draliuk, Melville House, 2011). She will be featured in the forthcoming anthology Relocations: Three Contemporary Women Poets (Zephyr Press, 2013), which includes the poems published here. Barskova's poetry also has been translated into French, Italian, Danish.  
 
Carlos Titos Barraza Carlos Titos Barraza, 1988 Was born in Chihuahua, Chihuahua, and lives in Mexico City
With a migrant spirit he took his first steps in writing when he was 9 years old. Many years and experiences passed, both sweet and bitter, before he started to express his words aloud. He was halfway in his studies: Communication and electronic engineering (Instituto Politécnico Nacional, or IPN), for the first time excited about physics and mathematics. That's when he discovered electronic art, sound art and techno-poetry. He registered in a workshop called "Spoken Word, Slam Poetry and Hip Hop," offered by Rojo Córdova, and discovered ways to elevate and perform his words, embodying them out from the page. Since August, 2010, he has become part of the Poetry Slam scene in Mexico.

"My word speaks mainly of two things: my life and science. When I realized that, by putting together art and science I was creating a beautiful and infinite clash of presences, I haven't stopped using both in my creations. My project "Oscillation of Emptiness" seeks to develop electronic interfaces for audiovisual experimentation, machines which make noise and visuals, create atmospheres. At the same time, I am working on my first poetry book, a book-object called "Forests of Logarithmic Conifers."..."
URLs:
www.lespistoilettes.blogspot.mx
www.proyectooscilacion.blogspot.mx
 
 
Michael Basinski Michael Basinski is a poet who lives in Buffalo, New York. He has published his poetry in many magazines. He has published many books of poetry and he has written many articles and many reviews. He has lived many years. He owns no cat.  
 
Igor Belov Igor Belov is a Russian poet from Kaliningrad, formerly Köningsberg. Swallowed by the Soviets in WWII and now uncomfortably wedged between Poland and Lithuania, this former home of Immanuel Kant is portrayed by Belov as a post-Soviet, postindustrial wreck. Ostashevsky's "false translation" of Belov's poem marked the latter's trip to the US as a CEC ArtsLink fellow.  
 
John Bennett John M. Bennett has published over 400 books and chapbooks of poetry and other materials. Among the most recent are rOlling COMBers (Potes & Poets Press), MAILER LEAVES HAM (Pantograph Press), LOOSE WATCH (Invisible Press), CHAC PROSTIBULARIO (with Ivan Arguelles; Pavement Saw Press), HISTORIETAS ALFABETICAS (Luna Bisonte Prods), PUBLIC CUBE (Luna Bisonte Prods), THE PEEL (Anabasis Press), GLUE (xPress(ed)), LAP GUN CUT (with F. A. Nettelbeck; Luna Bisonte Prods), INSTRUCTION BOOK (Luna Bisonte Prods), la M al (Blue Lion Books), CANTAR DEL HUFF (Luna Bisonte Prods), SOUND DIRT (with Jim Leftwich; Luna Bisonte Prods), BACKWORDS (Blue Lion Books), NOS (Redfox Press), D RAIN B LOOM (with Scott Helmes; xPress(ed)), CHANGDENTS (Offerta Speciale), L ENTES (Blue Lion Books), NOS (Redfoxpress), SPITTING DDREAMS (Blue Lion Books), ONDA (with Tom Cassidy; Luna Bisonte Prods), 30 DIALOGOS SONOROS (with Martín Gubbins; Luna Bisonte Prods), BANGING THE STONE (WITH Jim Leftwich; Luna Bisonte Prods), FASTER NIH (Luna Bisonte Prods); RREVES (Editions du Silence); NEOLIPIC (Argotist); LAS CABEZAS MAYAS/MAYA HEADS (Luna Bisonte Prods); BALAM MALAB (Logan Elm Press); LA VISTA GANCHA (Luna Bisonte Prods); THE SOCK SACK/UNFINISHED FICTIONS/MORE INSERTS (with Richard Kostelanetz; Luna Bisonte Prods); T ICK TICK TIC K (Chalked Editions and White Sky Books); THIS IS VISUAL POETRY (This is Visual Poetry); EL HUMO LETRADO: POESÍA EN ESPAÑOL (Chalk Editions; 2nd ed. White Sky Books); ZABOD (Tonerworks); TEXTIS GLOBBOLALICUS (3 vols.; mOnocle-Lash Anti-Press); NITLATOA (Luna Bisonte Prods); OHIO GRIMES AND MISTED MEANIES (with Ben Bennett, Bob Marsh, Jack Wright; Edgetone Records); SUMO MI TOSIS (White Sky Books); CORRESPONDENCE 1979-1983 (with Davi Det Hompson; Luna Bisonte Prods); THE GNAT'S WINDOW (Luna Bisonte Prods); DRILLING FOR SUIT MYSTERY (with Matthew T. Stolte; Luna Bisonte Prods); OBJECT OBJET (with Nicolas Carras; Luna Bisonte Prods); CARAARAC & EL TÍTULO INVISIBLE (Luna Bisonte Prods); LIBER X (Luna Bisonte Prods; CUITLACOCHTLI (Xexoxial Editions); and BLOCK (Luna Bisonte Prods). He has published, exhibited and performed his word art worldwide in thousands of publications and venues. He was editor and publisher of LOST AND FOUND TIMES (1975-2005), and is Curator of the Avant Writing Collection at The Ohio State University Libraries. Richard Kostelanetz has called him "the seminal American poet of my generation". His work, publications, and papers are collected in several major institutions, including Washington University (St. Louis), SUNY Buffalo, The Ohio State University, The Museum of Modern Art, and other major libraries. His PhD (UCLA 1970) is in Latin American Literature.
www.johnmbennett.net
 
 
RK Biswas Rumjhum/RK Biswas has been published in India and abroad, in print and online journals and anthologies, notably in Per Contra (USA), Flash, an International Journal of Flash Fiction (UK), Markings (Scotland), Nth Position (UK), Etchings (Australia), Mascara Literary Review (Australia), Pratilipi (India), Eclectica (USA), Crannog (Ireland) and Stony Thursday Anthology Ireland, to name a few. She won the first prize in the Anam Cara Writer's Retreat Short Story Competition 2012. Her poem Cleavage was in the longlist of the Bridport Poetry Competition 2006 and also was a finalist in the 2010 Aesthetica Creative Arts Contest. Her poem Bones was a Pushcart nominee from Cha: An Asian Literary Journal. Her story Ahalya's Valhalla was among the notable stories of 2007 in Story South's Million Writers' Award. She is one among ten Indian poets featured in Ten, an anthology edited by Jayanta Mahapatra and published by Nirala Press, Kathmandu. Her novel Culling Mynahs and Crows as well as a collection of her short stories The Vanishing Man and Other Imperfect Men are forthcoming from Lifi Publications India in 2013.  
 
Sheila Black Sheila Black is author of House of Bone and Love/Iraq (both CW Press). A third collection, Wen Kroy is forthcoming from Dream Horse Press. Black has received a 2012 Witter Bynner Fellow in Poetry, selected by Philip Levine. She's co-edited Beauty is a Verb: The New Poetry of Disability (Cinco Puntos Press) and currently lives in San Antonio, Texas, where she is the executive director of Gemini Ink, a community literary arts center, a place she is proud to work with and for. .  
 
Marina Boroditskaya Marina Boroditskaya was born and lives in Moscow; she graduated from the Institute of Foreign Languages. She is a well known translator of English, American and French verse, including Chaucer, Shakespeare, Donne, the Cavalier poets, Burns, Kipling, Longfellow, etc. She has published five poetry collections: I Am Undressing a Soldier (1994), Single Skating (1999), The Year of Horse (2002), It Should Be Possible (2005), Ode to Myopia (2009) and numerous books for children. She has won the "Master Translator" prize and three national awards for children's poetry. Boroditskaya has been a regular contributor to journals such as Novy Mir and Inostrannaya Literatura since 1978. Her program on Radio Russia, Literary Pharmacy, has been on the air since 1996.  
 
Beatrice Brerot Béatrice Brérot was born in Nantes in 1963 and grew up in France and Germany. She began writing at age 13. After studying French Literature and a period of odd jobs, she decided to write only poetry. She is a member of the collective le syndicat des poètes qui vont mourir un jour (a union of poets which will die one day). She is also a founder of microfabric digital poetry and recovered paper, laps / le suc & l'absynthe. B. Brérot also works in the library where she organizes and conducts poetry readings, les jeux dits de la poésie, helping to make contemporary poetry more visible. She creates cinépoè mes and is published in many journals, and books Beatrice Brérot works with artists, musicians and other poets in collaborations where she seeks to explore a deeper understanding of poetry as a living form that engages a plural reality. She believes that the creative act transcends monopolies and mobilizes the imagination.  
 
Tony Brinkley Tony Brinkley teaches at the University of Maine. His poetry has appeared in Another Chicago Magazine, Beloit Poetry Journal, New Review of Literature, Cerise Press, Drunken Boat, Otoliths, Hungarian Review, and Poetry Salzburg Review. His translations from Russian, German, French, and Hungarian have appeared in Shofar, Beloit Poetry Journal, New Review of Literature, Cerise Press, MayDay, World Literature Today, Four Centuries, and Hungarian Review. He is the author of Stalin's Eyes (Puckerbrush Press) and the co-editor with Keith Hanley of Romantic Revisions (Cambridge University Press).  
 
Sarah Browning Sarah Browning is Executive Director of Split This Rock: Poetry of Provocation & Witness. Author of Whiskey in the Garden of Eden and co-editor of D.C. Poets Against the War, she is an associate fellow of the Institute for Policy Studies and poetry co-editor of On the Issues Magazine. She co-hosts Sunday Kind of Love, a monthly poetry series at Busboys and Poets in Washington, DC.  
 
ch bukejov ch bukejov, 1989, Was born in Mexico City, lives in Naucalpan, Estado de México
He's attended workshops with Benjamín García González, Raúl Renán, Salvador Castañeda and Eduardo Cerecedo. He has published independently in self-made offerings, like: "Lahoja," a legal-sized page he glues above the urinals or on public toilet doors; and, "Letrapak," using recycled Tetra Pak one liter containers as covers for compilations of his own work (2006-2012). He has also published in "normal" mags and anthologies, among them "Bitácora 09," "Urbe Poética, Escritores del FARO de Oriente" (2010), and "Palabras Malditas. Antología Poética," (2012).
"It all started when it started and without knowing why. I think my lack of skill for drawing made me get into 'la escribida' as a means to paint ideas and sensations which go through this head of mine. Then, time passed, I learned the tricks, and I told myself: You are good and different... mmm, yes, go on even if they tell you the opposite. And that's it, I have created my own form, of what? I don't know, but I have fun when I do it, and if you want to know what I write about, then bump into my letters, and maybe a live 'presentada'."
 
 
Karen Butcher Karen Butcher is a collage artist and poet living in the East Village of New York City. She derives inspiration from books, botanicals, textures & paperdolls. Her work is currently on display at the Longyear Gallery in Margaretville, NY.  
 
Sarah Castillo Sarah Castillo is an interdisciplinary artist concurrently collaborating as Co-Founder of Mas Rudas Chicana Collective and Founder of Lady Base Gallery. She received her Bachelors of Art and minor in Nonprofit Management from the University of Texas at San Antonio. She is currently a Graduate student at UTSA in the Bilingual/Bicultural Studies program. She's exhibited at the University of Texas as San Antonio, Artpace, Mexic-Arte Museum, Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, Institute of Texan Cultures, and Slanguage.  
 
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Priya Sarukkai Chabria Priya Sarukkai Chabria is a poet, writer, translator and teacher of creative writing. Recipient of the Indian Government's Senior Fellowship to Outstanding Artists for Literature she studied the Rasa Theory of Aesthetics and edits Poetry at Sangam at www.sangamhouse.org. Her books include Dialogue & Other Poems (2005, Sahitya Akademi) and Not Springtime Yet : Poems (2009, HarperCollins Publishers), the novel The Other Garden (1995, Rupa&Co.) and the speculative fiction Generation 14 (2009, Penguin-Zubaan), Her work is published in numerous international journals such as Soundings (UK), South Asian Review (USA) Alphabet City(Canada), Post Road Boston College Department of English (USA), India International Centre , In Other Words The British Journal of Literary Translation , Southerly (Australia) etc., websites like Drunken Boat, Mascara, Pratilipi, Mediterranean etc. and anthologies including Language for a New Century Contemporary Poetry from The Middle East, Asia and Beyond (WW Norton & Co. UK & USA), The Literary Review An International Journal of Contemporary Writing ( USA), The HarperCollins Book English Poetry ( India ) etc. She has presented her work at the Frankfurt Book Fair, The Writer's Centre (UK), UCLA (USA), Jaipur Literature Festival, Prakriti Poetry Festival, Kala Goda Festival of Arts and numerous other cultural events and has co-curated two seminars for the Indian Academy of Literature. Forthcoming in 2013 are Immersions: Bombay/Mumbai with photographer Christopher Taylor (Niyogi Books), a book on Indian cinema (HarperCollins Publishers) and The Autobiography of a Goddess, translations of 9th century Tamil mystic Aandaal's songs (Zubaan).  
 
Sampurna Chattarji Sampurna Chattarji is a poet, novelist and translator. Born in Ethiopia in November 1970, she grew up in Darjeeling, graduated from New Delhi and is currently based in Mumbai/Bombay. Her ten books include three poetry collections, Absent Muses (Poetrywala, 2010), The Fried Frog (Scholastic, 2009) and Sight May Strike You Blind (Sahitya Akademi, 2007, reprint 2008), and two novels, Rupture (2009) and Land of the Well (2012), both from HarperCollins. Anthology appearances include 60 Indian Poets (Penguin); The Bloodaxe Book of Contemporary Indian Poets; The HarperCollins Book of English Poetry; Both Sides of the Sky (National Book Trust), We Speak in Changing Languages (Sahitya Akademi); Interior Decoration: poems by 54 women from 10 languages (Women Unlimited); and The Literary Review Indian Poetry Issue (New Jersey: Fairleigh Dickinson University). She is the editor of the anthology Sweeping the Front Yard, which brings together poetry and prose by women writing in English, Malayalam, Telugu and Urdu. Her poetry has been translated into German, Swiss-German, Welsh, Scots, French, Gaelic, Tamil, Manipuri, Kannada, Bangla and Bambaiyya; and her children's fiction into Welsh and Icelandic. Sampurna was the 2012 Charles Wallace Writer-in-Residence from India at the University of Kent, Canterbury. Her latest book is Dirty Love (Penguin, 2013), a collection of short stories about Bombay.Pic : Andrea Schweizer  
 
Felix Chechik Felix Chechik was born in 1961 in Pinsk in Belarus. He graduated from the A. M. Gorky Literary Institute and studied at the Institute of Slavic Studies, University of Cologne. Since 1997, he has been living in Israel. He is the author of five books of poetry and numerous journal articles and was a winner of the Russia Prize for 2011.  
 
G.C. (Gendun Choephel) G.C. (Gendun Choephel) (1964-1992) was born in Dharamshala, India and studied in Tibetan Children's Village school. He lived a short and tumultuous life of dreams, drugs, desperation and rift. When he died under mysterious circumstances, all he left behind was a dark-blue diary full of verses reflecting his love for Tibet and an ounce of imaginings..  
 
Michael Cirlos III G.C. (Gendun Choephel) Humans Of San Antonio (HOSA),also known as Michael Cirlos III, earned his Psychology B.A. at U.T.S.A. (2011)to become a licensed chemical dependency counselor. He works as a substance abuse counselor/risk reduction specialist in San Antonio, TX. Cirlos is the sole photographer of the Humans Of San Antonio project, a division of the Humans Of The World Project. He conducts interviews with homeless and at-risk populations. This global human project was created to showcase diversity of people in your local community, but also serves as a vehicle to connect you to people across cultures. Michael Cirlos participation as the sole photographer of "Humans of San Antonio" says that doing this project is a way to present the people of the city.
Cirlos says, "I just want to show off San Antonio and the people who live downtown. I want feel more like a native and to re-familiarize myself with the city. I think it is important to remind ourselves to acknowledge fellow human beings. Especially, the one you might not encounter in your own social networks. We are all the same. We are all human beings with real emotions, and intellect, just trying to survive." The HOSA project captures our city with careful compassion, intellect, and poignant urgency of our time. .
 
 
Teresa Mei Chuc Teresa Mei Chuc Teresa Mei Chuc was born in Saigon, Vietnam and immigrated to the U.S. under political asylum with her mother and brother shortly after the Vietnam War. Teresa teaches literature and writing at a public inner-city middle school. She has a Masters in Fine Arts in Creative Writing (poetry) from Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont. Teresa is the author of Red Thread: Poems (2012) and Year of the Hare (2013), a short story in vignettes about her father's struggle with PTSD after the Vietnam War and nine years in "re-education" camp and its effects on him and the family. She enjoys spending time with her sons and doing simple things like watching the trees, sunrise and fireflies.  
 
Catherine Ciepiela Catherine Ciepiela is a scholar and translator of Russian poetry who teaches at Amherst College. She is the author of The Same Solitude (Cornell 2006), a study of Marina Tsvetaeva's epistolary romance with Boris Pasternak; co-editor, with Honor Moore, of The Stray Dog Cabaret (NYRB 2007), an anthology of poems by the Russian modernists in Paul Schmidt's translations; and editor of the forthcoming anthology Relocations: Three Contemporary Women Poets (Polina Barskova, Anna Glazova, Maria Stepanova). Her translations of Polina Barskova and Marina Tsvetaeva have appeared in The Massachusetts Review, The Common, The Nation, Seneca Review and elsewhere, and she was awarded a Joseph Brodsky/Stephen Spender Prize for her translation of a poem by Barskova.  
 
Alex Cigale Alex Cigale's poems have appeared in Colorado, Green Mountains, North American, Tampa, and The Literary reviews, and online in Asymptote, Drunken Boat, and McSweeney's. His translations from the Russian can be found in Ancora Imparo, Cimarron Review, Inventory, Literary Imagination, Modern Poetry in Translation, PEN America, Two Lines and Washington Square Review. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the American University of Central Asia in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.  
 
Lyn Coffin Lyn Coffin is a semi-widely published poet, fiction writer, and playwright. 13 of her books have been published and two more are due out by September,2013, three of translation from Czech and Russian, and four of original poetry/fiction/drama. She has won many grants, awards, and prizes. Since moving to Seattle three years ago, Lyn has read at Bumbershoot, Richard Hugo House, Elliott Bay Bookstore and elsewhere; she was runner-up for Poet Populist in 2006 (nominated by PEN). She is looking for a publisher for her book of translations of Jiri Orten, a Czech Jew killed in the holocaust. The book features an introduction by Ed Hirsch, and was featured in Virginia Quarterly Review's Fall 2007 issue.  
 
Ira Cohen Ira Cohen Ira Cohen was born in 1935 in the Bronx and attended Cornell University and Columbia University. In the early 1960s, he lived in Tangier and published "GNAOUA" magazine, an early venue for William Burroughs, among other Beat affiliates. He also produced Paul Bowles's recordings of dervish trance music (Jilala). Between stints in Spain, Paris, London, and Amsterdam, he returned to New York where he conducted shamanic experiments in photography and produced the films "Invasion of Thunderbolt Pagoda" and "Paradise Now" (documenting the Living Theatre's historic American tour). In the early1970s, he went to the Himalayas, studied bookmaking with native craftsmen, and continued to publish poets and writers such as Gregory Corso and Paul Bowles. In 1972 he spent a year in San Francisco reading and performing and mounting photographic shows. In 1981 he again returned to New York, where he lived between travels to Africa and Asia. In India, he documented the great kumbh mela festival in the film Kings with Straw Mats. In the latter part of the decade Synergetic Press published On Feet of Gold, a book of selected poems. Ira was a contributing editor of Third Rail magazine, a review of international arts and literature based in Los Angeles. His photographs have been shown internationally. Ira passed away on April 25, 2011. A large retrospective of Cohen's work can be found on Big Bridge at: www.bigbridge.org/issue9/artcohen.htm  
 
Jonathan Cohen Jonathan Cohen is an award-winning poet, essayist, translator of Latin American poetry, and scholar of inter-American literature. He is the author of pioneering studies on Pablo Neruda (Neruda in English) and Muna Lee (A Pan-American Life). Among his translations are Enrique Lihn's The Dark Room and Other Poems, Pedro Mir's Countersong to Walt Whitman, and Ernesto Cardenal's From Nicaragua, with Love: Poems 1979-1986 and Pluriverse: New and Selected Poems. New Directions recently published his compilation of William Carlos Williams' translations, By Word of Mouth: Poems from the Spanish, 1916-1959, and this fall will issue his edition of Williams' translation (co-authored with Raquel Hélène Williams) of the Golden Age novella, The Dog & The Fever, by Pedro Espinosa. For more information about Cohen and samples of his work, go to www.jonathancohenweb.com  
 
Zazil Alaíde Collins Zazil Alaíde Collins 1984, Was born and lives both in La Paz, BCS and Mexico City, Distrito Federal.
This is how she describes herself: Between periods and comas, poet with teponaztli; radio DJ and cloud hunter, Text-worker; presenter, scriptwriter, producer and music writer for various media. She has published two books of poetry: "Junkie de nada" (Lenguaraz, 2009) and "No todas las islas" (Instituto Sudcaliforniano de Cultura), Poetry State Winner Ciudad de La Paz, 2011.
In an interview she was asked what were here literary models in her poetic work:
"No doubt (whether it is obvious or not), I earnestly look to nourish myself from rhythm and sincerity. I get the rhythm form works like "Crisantempo" by Haroldo de Campos, "How to write" by Gertrude Stein, "Los motivos del son" by Guillén, "In the Room of Never Grieve" by Anne Waldman, and sincerity, from the pens of writers like Wislawa Szymborska, Ángel González, Rafael Alberti, Antonio Tabucchi, Saul Bellow, António Lobo Antunes, Guillermo Cabrera Infante, Antonin Artaud... James Joyce, Vallejo, Machado or Georges Bataille. Honestly, other important references for me are the (musical and literary) works of Violeta Parra, Chico Buarque, Arnaldo Antunes, Arcadio Hidalgo, El Negro Ojeda and many more musicians and lyricists who create from the oral tradition of literature." [www.revistapingpong.org, México 9/21/2011]
URLs:
www.momalina.lacoctelera.net/
 
 
Lakey Comess Lakey Comess born U S A in 1948, has lived in Israel, South Africa and the Orkney Islands in Scotland and now lives in Lanarkshire, Scotland. She has contributed to Versal, Big Bridge, Gulf Stream, Milk, Hutt, Otoliths, Hamilton Stone Review, Mad Hatters' Review blog, On Barcelona blog and other publications, also as Lakey Teasdale.
"I am here:- 55º 51' 56.3" N 4º15' 26" W" .
 
 
Vincent Cooper Vincent Cooper is a writer from San Antonio, TX. Although he was born in Los Angeles, his writing primarily reflects his personal attachments and experiences in Texas. His work has recently been featured in SJ Rivera's widely respected 'Ban This' as well as online publications Aztlan Reads, Blackheart magazine and Haggard and Halloo. His first collection of San Antonio inspired poetry 'Where The Reckless Ones Come To Die' is expected to be released in late spring. .  
 
Rojo Córdova Rojo Córdova 1986, Was born and lives in Mexico City, Distrito Federal.
Performer-poet and a writer focused on exploring the possibilities of orality, hip hop, Spoken Word and Poetry Slams. He's working on his thesis for a major in Hispanic Language and Literature from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). He has published in many literary magazines and anthologies in the country. Since 2007 he has performed his poetry in various stages, including: Teatro América (La Habana, Cuba), Sala "Adamo Boari" Palacio de Bellas Artes , Radio UNAM, Centro Cultural España, Zinco Jazz Club, Festival Poesía en Voz Alta (2009 and 2010), and Festival Vive Latino 2011 ((Mexico City).
Monthly, he presents in different forums, two collections of novels for young adults, published by Fondo de Cultura Económica. Since 2010 he teaches Spoken Word and Poetry Slam workshops. He was general coordinator for the first Spoken Word Mexico City Festival "eSPOKEN FESTdf," which took place in april 2012, at the Museo Universitario del Chopo.
Recently, he joined Paul Flores and Mayda del Valle, as the first delegation of North American Spoken Word Poets at the 16th International Poetry Festival in La Habana, Cuba.
URL:
www.rojoquerojo.blogspot.mx/
 
 
Paul Corman-Roberts Paul_Corman-Roberts is the founder of the Beast Crawl Festival in Oakland. He believes in shape-shifters, once had coffee and donuts with Eldridge Cleaver, and writes the monthly non-fiction column Dispatches From Atlantis at Red Fez online www.redfez.net His first collection of flash fiction, Sometimes You Invent New Words for Old Losses, will be out this year on Tainted Coffee Press. .  
 
Jhonnatan Curiel Jhonnatan Curiel 1986, Was born and lives in Tijuana, Baja California.
"Since I was small I would write poems that I would give to the girls in my school and also to my family. I remember some of these texts because they would tell me I hadn't written them, and when I saw they didn't believe me I stopped writing for many years. It was until I turned 16 that I realized something made my life go towards writing, and that is how I became interested in literature. I remember the exact instant in my youth when I experimented a kind of epiphany facing a cut flower, and in that very moment I knew which road I wanted to follow for my life."
"Up to date, I have published 5 books of poetry: "Estival" (Proyecto Editorial Existir, 2006), "Crónica de unos zapatos" (Escuela de Humanidades, UABC, 2008), "Kayrós" (Kodama Cartonera, 2011), "Poemas peligrosos" (Arde la calle, Offline, 2012) and "Flores Cerebrales" (Instituto Sinaloense de Cultura, Navachiste Ediciones, 2012)."
"My work has been included in national and international anthologies, among others: "Tan lejos de Dios. Poesía en la frontera norte de México" (Baile de sol-UNAM, 2010), "San Diego Poetry Annual" (2011 & 2012), "Somos poetas y qué" (Honda Nómada Ediciones, 2011), "Mi país es un zombie" (2010). I was recipient of a Jóvenes Creadores grant from the state of Baja California (2008-2009), and have received awards like el Premio interamericano de poesía 2011 for young creators, a yearly award presented by the Festival de las Artes Navachiste."
"Presently, I am artistic resident at the Casa Internacional del Escritor, in Bacalar, Quintana Roo."
URL:
www.jhonnatancuriel.blogspot.mx
 
 
Steve Dalachinsky Steve Dalachinsky was born in 1946, Brooklyn, New York right after the last big war and has managed to survive lots of little wars. His work has appeared extensively in journals on & off line including; Big Bridge, Milk, Tribes, Unlikely Stories, Ratapallax, Evergreen Review, Long Shot, Alpha Beat Soup, Xtant, Blue Beat Jacket, The Brooklyn Review. He is included in such anthologies as Beat Indeed, The Haiku Moment, Up is Up But So is Down: NYU Downtown Literary Anthology, the Unbearables anthologies: Help Yourself, The Worse Book I Ever Read and The Big Book of Sex (of which he is a co-editor) and the esteemed Outlaw Bible of American Poetry. He has written liner notes for the CDs of many artists including Anthony Braxton, Charles Gayle, James "Blood" Ulmer, Rashied Ali, Roy Campbell, Matthew Shipp and Roscoe Mitchell. His 1999 CD, Incomplete Direction (Knitting Factory Records), a collection of his poetry read in collaboration with various musicians, has garnered much praise. His chapbooks include Musicology (Editions Pioche, Paris 2005), Trial and Error in Paris (Loudmouth Collective 2003), Lautreamont's Laments (Furniture Press 2005), In Glorious Black and White (Ugly Duckling Presse 2005), Dream Book (Avantcular Press 2005), Christ Amongst the Fishes (A book of collages, Oilcan Press 2009), Insomnia Poems (Propaganda Press 2009), Invasion of the Animal People (Propaganda Press 2010), The Mantis: collected poems for Cecil Taylor 1966-2009 (Iniquity Press 2011), Trustfund Babies (Unlikely Stories Press) The Veiled Doorway & St. Lucie (Unarmed Press 20012) and Long Play E.P. (Corrupt Press, 2012). His book The Final Nite (complete notes from a Charles Gayle Notebook, Ugly Duckling Presse 2006) won the 2007 Josephine Miles PEN National Book Award His most recent books are Logos and Language, a collaboration with pianist Matthew Shipp (Rogueart Press 2007), Reaching into the Unknown, a collaborative project with French photographer Jacques Bisceglia, RogueArt 2009). His latest CD is Phenomena of Interference, a collaboration with pianist Matthew Shipp (Hopscotch Records 2005). He has read throughout the N.Y. area, the U.S., Japan and Europe, including France and Germany. He is a contributing writer to the Brooklyn Rail. His book A Superintendent's Eyes (Hozomeen Press 2000) is being reissued by Autonomedia/Unbearables in an expanded/revised edition in late fall 2012. His latest cds are collaborations with saxophonist Dave Liebman, bassist Joelle Leandre and an experimental French rock Group the Snobs.  
 
Mustansir Dalvi Mustansir Dalvi teaches architecture in Mumbai, India. His poem 'Peabody' was awarded first place in the December 2002 Inter Board Poetry Competition (IBPC). 'Choosing Trains' was awarded first prize in the Indian national daily Asian Age's Poetry Contest in 2001. He has been Associate Editor at the online poetry workshop Desert Moon Review and the editor of their bi-annual e-zine The Crescent Moon Journal. His poems have appeared in print in several publications, including Poiesis: A Journal of the Poetry Circle, Bombay, Poetry India: Emerging Voices, These My Words: The Penguin Book of Indian Poetry (Eunice de Souza and Melanie Silgardo, editors), Mind Mutations (Sirrus Poe, editor) and in the forthcoming Anthology of Poetry for Young People (Jane Bhandari and Anju Makhija, editors), Sahitya Akademi, Delhi. Dalvi's 2012 English translation of Muhammad Iqbal's influential Shikwa and Jawaab-e-Shikwa from the Urdu as Taking Issue and Allah's Answer (Penguin Classics) has been described as 'insolent and heretical' and makes Iqbal's verse accessible to the modern reader. Taking Issue and Allah's Answer was Runner-Up for the Best Translation Prize for 2012 at the Muse India National Literary Awards. 'brouhahas of cocks' (2013) is Mustansir Dalvi's first book of poems in English. It is published by Poetrywala: an imprint of Paperwall Media & Publishing Pvt Ltd.  
 
Maria Damon Maria Damon As of July 1, 2013, she will be chairing the Department of Humanities and Media Studies at the Pratt Institute of Art. She taught poetry and poetics at the University of Minnesota for twenty-five years, and is the author of two books of poetry scholarship; co-author (with mIEKAL aND and Jukka-Pekka Kervinen, of several print and online books of poetry; and co-editor, with Ira Livingston, of Poetry and Cultural Studies: A Reader. She is currently working the text/textile nexus.  
 
Keki N. Daruwalla Keki N. Daruwalla (born 1937), is a major Indian poet and short story writer, with over 12 collections. His first book of poems, Under Orion from Writers Workshop, appeared in 1970, and his Collected Poems (1970 - 2005) was published by Penguin Books. His first novel, For Pepper and Christ, came out in 2009. Daruwalla received the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1984 for his poetry collection, The Keeper of the Dead and the Commonwealth Poetry Prize for Asia in 1987 for his book Landscapes. He is also a former IPS officer, serving as Special Secretary, Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) and retiring as Chairman, Joint Intelligence Committee.  
 
Arkava Das Arkava Das lives in Delhi, India with his wife Nidhi, and his father. Most of his poems owe something to the fact that the poet is bilingual-something that involves balancing two possible worlds. Major influence: Will Alexander, Jibananda Das, Vasubandhu. Works as a test prep faculty.  
 
Nancy Victoria Davis Nancy Victoria Davis is a painter, illustrator, book designer, installation artist and co-founder of Big Bridge Press. Born in New York and raised in Ada, Alabama, she took the big bridge to California in 1975, and since then has surrounded herself with art and nature. In addition to operating a tropical plant nursery, she has been inspired by poetry and illustrated the works of Jim Harrison, Allen Ginsberg, Philip Whalen, Michael McClure, Andrei Codrescu, and Joanne Kyger. She has been awarded The Rounce and Coffin Award for her design and illustration of "What The Fish Saw", and her broadside "Elegy For The Dusky Seaside Sparrow" was chosen "Best Broadside of The Year" selection by Fine Print Magazine. Her work has been exhibited at The New York Public Library, The San Francisco Public Library, and The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Rental Gallery. Her illustrations have appeared in Exquisite Corpse, Nerve Bundle Review, Mike & Dale's Younger Poets and Cafe Review.  
 
Yanitsa Buendía de Llaca Yanitsa Buendía de Llaca 1987, Was born and lives in Ciudad de México, Distrito Federal.
Born in one of the biggest cities of the world, but was brought up in the temperate forest of the East, Yanitsa has used writing as a means for personal healing. As a child, a Shaman woman, whom she knew well, asked her to write down whatever made her ill; however, writing and time also started threading with all the marvels the world contains.
Yanitsa has a BA in Hispanic Literature, has worked as proofreader and teacher of literature. Presently she is working on her Masters in Social Sciences. In her blog she publishes some of her poetry, as well as some journalistic exercises. Also, she is working on her first novel.
URL:
www.escomoquemarlasnaves.blogspot.mx
 
 
Richard Denner Richard Denner Jampa Dorje, aka Richard Denner, is a monk in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition who recently spent four years in solitary retreat at Tara Mandala Retreat Center, in Colorado, under the guidance of Tulku Sang-ngag Rinpoche. He has published many chapbooks under the D Press logo www.dpress.net and is the editor of Berkeley Daze: Profiles of Poets in Berkeley in the 60s. www.bigbridge.org/BD.HTM  
 
Eunice de Souza Eunice de Souza taught at St Xavier's College in Mumbai for over thirty years, and retired as Head of Department. Her first collection of poems, Fix, appeared in 1979, and was followed by Women in Dutch Painting. (1988), Ways of Belonging (1990) and Selected and New Poems. (1994). She has written two novels, Dangerlok (Penguin, 2001) and Dev & Simran: A Novel. (Penguin, 2003). Her collection of interviews : Conversations with Indian Poets was published by OUP in 2001. She has also edited Nine Indian Women Poets: An Anthology. (OUP, 2001), 101 Folktales From India (2004), Purdah: An Anthology. (OUP, 2004), Women's Voices: Selections from Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century Indian Writing in English. (OUP, 2004), Early Indian Poetry in English: An Anthology 1829-1947. (OUP, 2005), The Satthianadhan Family Album. (Sahitya Akademi, 2005), and most recently, with Melanie Silgardo, These My Words: The Penguin Book of Indian Poetry (2012). The poems reproduced here, with the poet's permission, are from A Necklace of Skulls: Collected Poems (Penguin Books India, 2009)  
 
Arturo Desimone Arturo Desimone born and raised in Aruba ( Caribbean) to parents of immigrant origins (Argentinean father, Arubian-Hebraic mother) at the age of 20 he emigrated to the Netherlands. After 6 years he left the Netherlands to lead a nomadic way of life better enabling writing and making drawings--these travels were to such destinations as post-revolutionary Tunisia, wintery Romania and Poland, crisis-infected-Greece.
Currently he is based in Buenos Aires, his grandfather's hometown and where he is working on a long fiction project while planning future nomadisms.
His stories have been in Apeiron Review Issue 1 , in the New Delhi literary quarterly The Brown Critique , and Unlikely Stories. His poetry has been in the bilingual Hinchas de Poesia, Jewrotica, in Horror Sleaze Trash, forthcoming in Soul lit: Journal for Spiritual and Poetry. Last march he became the topic of an article in Argentina's Clarin newspaper. This column piece, by Laura Ramos, was aptly titled El Turista Revolucionario, 'Eurydycka of the Krakow Tourist Information Center' is part of Arturo Desimone's collection of stories titled "Stories of Everything and Nothing Happening At Once" for which he is seeking a publisher.His blog is www.arturoblogito.wordpress.com
 
 
Tsering Wangmo Dhompa Tsering Wangmo Dhompa is the author of My rice tastes like the lake, In the Absent Everyday, and Rules of the House (Apogee Press, Berkeley USA). Rules of the House was a finalist for the Asian American Literary Awards in 2003. Tsering was raised in the Tibetan exile communities of Nepal and India and now lives in California.  
 
K. Dhondup K. Dhondup (1952-1995) was born in Rupin Gang of upper Dromo, Southern Tibet. He was a poet, historian and journalist. His works include Songs of the Sixth Dalai Lama, The Water- Horse and Other Years: a history of 17th and 18th century Tibet, The Water-Birds and other Years: a history of the 13th Dalai Lama and after and Mystery of Tibetan Medicine. He passed away on May 7, 1995 in New Delhi. ---  
 
Tenzin Dickyi Tenzin Dickyi was born to a Tibetan refugees family in North India. She studies at the Tibetan Children's Village School and later completed her BA from Harvard University. Dickyi is currently pursuing creative writing at the Columbia University.  
 
Elena Dimov Elena Dimov is a translator of Russian. She was born in Vladivostok, Russia and holds a Master's degree in Oriental Studies from Far Eastern University and a Ph.D. in History from the Russian Academy of Sciences. Since 1999, she has been living in Charlottesville, Virginia, where she works at the University of Virginia and teaches a class in Russian Language and Culture. She edits the University of Virginia website Contemporary Russian Literature at UVA. Elena is currently studying contemporary Russian poetry as well as translating Russian literature into English. Among her translations are works by Joseph Brodsky and Maria Rybakova.  
 
Hemant Divate Hemant Divate (1967) is an internationally known Marathi poet, editor, publisher, and translator. His two poetry collections in Marathi, Chautishiparyantchya Kavita (Poems Till Thirty-Four) and Thambtach Yet Nahi (Just Can't Stop), proved to be path-breaking in the Marathi literary landscape. Hemant is the founder-editor of the prestigious Marathi little magazine Abhidhanantar, which saw uninterrupted publication for 15 years. Hemant's publishing house, Paperwall Media & Publishing Pvt Ltd (Poetrywala), has published more than 45 collections of poetry in Marathi and English. Hemant has won several prestigious awards, including the Bharatiya Bhasha Parishad Award (Kolkata, India), Aksharrang Lokmat Award 2013 and Maharashtra Foundation Award (USA). A Depressingly Monotonous Landscape, from which these poems are taken, is a translation of Hemant's second book of poems 'Thambtach Yet Nahi' which was awarded the prestigious Yashawantrao Chavan Prize for the best poetry collection published in Marathi from January 2006 to December 2009. Hemant's poems have been translated into English, French, Spanish, German, Urdu, Arabic, Gujarati, Bengali, Hindi, Oriya, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Malayalam. Poetrywala has just published his third book of Marathi poems titled Ya Roommadhye Aale Ki Life Suru Hote (The Moment You Enter This Room, Life Begins). The celebrated poet and translator Dilip Chitre translated Chautishiparyantchya Kavita into English and titled the book Virus Alert. It is also published in Spanish as Alarma De Virus, and in Irish as Foláireamh Víris.  
 
Tsering Dolkar Tsering Dolkar was born in Tibet. In exile, she studied at the Tibetan Children's Village School. Tsering has now settled in Canada and regularly writes in her popular blog - www.drugmo.wordpress.com  
 
Tenzing Dolma Tenzing Dolma is the first place winner of the 2011 100 Thousand Poets for a Free Tibet Poetry Contest for Young Tibetans judged by Tsoltim N. Shakabpa.  
 
Tsamchoe Dolma Tsamchoe Dolma did her schooling from Tibetan Children's Village school, Dharamshala and holds a bachelor's degree in science. She admires creativity, respects arts and loves writing. Tsamchoe has now moved to Europe.  
 
Jose Manuel D Dominguez José Manuel D. Domínguez, 1986, Was born and lives in Acapulco, Guerrero.
He is a founding member of the reading room, "Hojas en la hierba". He has been part of various public readings in Acapulco, among them: "Mexicanos al grito de la poesía" (September 15, 2011), and "Quiere subir hasta mi boca un canto..." organized by Editorial Rojo Siena (2012). He participated at the 5th National Young Writers Conference also in Acapulco, Guerrero. He was a 100 Thousand Poets for Change organizer in his city in 2011 and 2012.
"I started writing because I didn't know when I would die, I still don't know it. I would write love poems, and when I was rejected I would write heartbreak poems. Then I forgot all that. Since I was very young I discovered that at home we didn't have a lot of those pads with many letters called "books". So I would write my own books. Then even more than now. I write because I love to read, to find myself or finish getting lost. I write what I see, what I feel and what I would like to feel. I feel encouraged by the fact that until now nobody cares about what I write. Music is a great driving force for me, not only in terms of music groups but also the themes, the sounds from the harbor, the city. Finally, I write about everything, I take notes about everything. I have a log where what stands out are my notes written about my binges."
Known in the Social Media's Underworld as @DobleDDe
 
 
Dagyap Jigme Dorjee Dagyap Jigme Dorjee is a Tibetan poet who lives in Gangtok, Sikkim. He studied at Christ College and founded a school for poor children.  
 
Tishani Doshi Tishani Doshi was born in Madras, India, in 1975. She received a Masters in writing from the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and worked in advertising for Harpers & Queen magazine in London before returning to India in 2001. At the age of 26 an encounter with the choreographer Chandralekha led her into an unexpected career in dance. Doshi's debut collection of poems, Countries of the Body, won the Forward Prize for Best First Collection in 2006. She is also the recipient of an Eric Gregory Award and winner of the All-India Poetry Competition. In 2010 she published a novel, The Pleasure Seekers, to critical acclaim. Her latest book, Everything Begins Elsewhere, is a collection of poems. She divides her time between a village by the sea in Tamil Nadu, and elsewhere.  
 
Oleg Dozmorov Oleg Dozmorov was born in Svedlovske (now Yekaterinburg) in 1974. He graduated from the philological faculty and completed his postgraduate work at Ural State University in journalism. He has worked as a porter, a watchman, librarian, teacher, journalist, and editor. He resided in Moscow and now lives in London. He has been published in Ural, Zvezda, Arion, Vozdukh Volga, Znamia, Novaiia Iunost', Storony Sveta, and the antholgy Urbi. He has published four collections of poetry: Space (1999), Poems (2001, foreword. B. Ryzhy), Octets (2004), Looking at the Hippopotamus (2012, foreword . V. Gandelsman). His poems have been translated into English, Dutch, Italian and Ukrainian. He won the Ural award in 2011 and "Russian Prize" for 2012.  
 
Arkadii Dragomoshchenko Arkadii Dragomoshchenko (1946-2012) was a poet, writer, translator, and lecturer. He is considered a foremost representative of language poetry in contemporary Russian literature. He received the Andrey Bely Independent Literary prize in 1978, the Electronic Text Award ("for poetry from Phosphor"), PostModernCulture (PMC) in 1993, and "The Franc-tireur Silver Bullet," International Literary Prize in 2009. His writings have been translated and published in anthologies and journals in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Finland, Belgium, Sweden, Japan, Brazil and the United States. He translated the work of Lyn Hejinian, John Ashbery, Robert Creeley, Charles Olson, Michael Palmer, Eliot Weinberger, Barrett Watten and others in Russian, and served as co-editor for The Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry in Russian Translation, as well as for The Anthology of Contemporary New Zealand Poetry.  
 
Boris Dralyuk Boris Dralyuk holds a Ph.D. in Slavic Languages and Literatures from UCLA. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in the Times Literary Supplement, The New Yorker, World Literature Today, Poetry International, and other literary and academic journals. He is the translator of Leo Tolstoy's How Much Land Does a Man Need (Calypso Editions, 2010) and co-translator of Polina Barskova's The Zoo in Winter: Selected Poems (Melville House, 2011). He is also the co-editor, with Robert Chandler and Irina Mashinski, of the forthcoming Anthology of Russian Poetry from Pushkin to Brodsky (Penguin Classics, 2015). He received First Prize in the 2011 Compass Translation Award competition, and, with Irina Mashinski, First Prize in the 2012 Joseph Brodsky/Stephen Spender Translation Prize competition.  
 
Vladimir Druk Vladimir Druk is a Russian-born poet, one of the founding members of the Moscow Poetry Club during the waning days of the Soviet Union. He is considered one of the leaders of the new wave of avant-garde Russian literature, and is highly regarded for his experimental verse, echoing the work of the early Futurists of Russia. Druk is the author of six books; his work has appeared in literary journals and leading poetry anthologies such as Crossing Century: The New Russian Poetry and Third Wave, and has been translated into over 15 languages. He now lives in New York.  
 
Mark DuCharme Mark DuCharme The Unfinished: Books I-VI will be published by BlazeVOX in 2013. He is the author of four previous print books of poetry: Answer (BlazeVOX, 2011), The Sensory Cabinet (BlazeVOX, 2007), Infinity Subsections (Meeting Eyes Bindery, 2004) and Cosmopolitan Tremble (Pavement Saw, 2002). The Found Titles Project was published electronically in 2009 by Ahadada (www.ahadadabooks.com). The latest of his many chapbooks is The Crowd Poems (Potato Clock Editions, 2007). He lives, works in and teaches near Boulder, Colorado, where he has recently launched a Web site: www.mark-ducharme.com.  
 
Sasha Dugdale Sasha Dugdale is the author of three poetry collections, the most recent of which is Red House, published by Carcanet / Oxford Poets in 2012. She is a translator of poetry and plays and her translations of Russian poets are published by Bloodaxe. Her translation of the Russian poet Elena Shvarts Birdsong on the Seabed (Bloodaxe) was a PBS Recommended Translation and shortlisted for the Popescu and Academica Rossica prizes. She is editor of Modern Poetry in Translation.
 
Fast Eyes Fast Eyes Former painter - water color, oil, acrylic, mixed media - approximately 10,000 paintings in 10 years -1inch square to 3x5 feet. Galleries, mall, park and boardwalk shows, Los Angeles to New Jersey. Changed to collages - now primarily 4x6 inch collages -mixed media, postcard maker. Mail-art since 1984.