BIOS - F to L

Raymond Foye Raymond Foye Raymond Foye (b. Lowell, Mass 1957) is a publisher, editor, writer and curator who has lived in New York's Chelsea Hotel since 1979. He studied film with Stan Brakhage at the Art Institute of Chicago, and attended the San Francisco Art Institute. He worked as an editor at City Lights Books (The Unknown Poe, 1980) and New Directions (Bob Kaufman: The Ancient Rain, 1981).
He worked for Petersburg Press in London from 1980-1985 on numerous publications with David Hockney, Robert Motherwell, Roy Lichtenstein, and Howard Hodgkin. He co-founded Hanuman Books with Francesco Clemente in India in 1986, and together they published fifty books over ten years, including original titles by William Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Patti Smith, Bob Dylan, Robert Hunter, Cookie Mueller, Bob Flanagan, Robert Frank, Candy Darling, and others. From 1990-1995 he was Director of Exhibitions and Publications at Gagosian Gallery, New York. Since 1995 he has independently organized dozens of art exhibitions worldwide, including the first gallery exhibitions of Allen Ginsberg's photographs, and the art works of Harry Smith. He serves as literary executor for John Wieners, James Schuyler, and Rene Ricard..
David Henson David Henson is a writer and songwriter currently living in Nebraska. He has worked in a zoo, in an elementary school, for Burger King, Target, Walmart, and Monsanto, washed dishes at a tea room, sold guitars in a music store, shipped records and t-shirts for famous bands, composed and performed movie soundtracks, pushed paper for the National Restaurant Association, and scrubbed the bowels of a Mitsubishi plant. His music can be heard at  
ABHAY K. Abhay K. is an Indian poet-diplomat. He has five poetry collections and two memoirs. His collections of poem The Seduction of Delhi was published by Bloomsbury India. He has been honoured with the SAARC Literary Award for his contribution to contemporary South Asian Poetry and nominated for the Pushcart Prize 2013. He has also featured in Forbes India's Author's list 2014. His poems have appeared in various literary journals across the world and have been translated into Russian, Chinese, Italian, Nepali, Hindi and Irish among others. His poem/song Earth Anthem has been translated into 18 global languages. He is also the editor of CAPITALS--an anthology of poems on the capital cities of the world. The Eight-Eyed Lord of Kathmandu is his forthcoming collection of poems.  
DEEPANKAR KHIWANI Deepankar Khiwani was born in 1971 in New Delhi. He read Economics at Bombay University, and took postgraduate degrees in accounting and in business management. He lives in Paris, where he works for a consulting and technology services company. Deepankar's first book of poems, Entr'acte, was published in 2006; a selection of poems exploring interrelated themes of detachment, masquerade and ambivalence. He has also been anthologized in several collections, including 60 Indian Poets (Penguin, edited Jeet Thayil), The Bloodaxe Book of Contemporary Indian Poets (Bloodaxe, edited Jeet Thayil), and Both Sides of the Sky (National Book Trust, edited Eunice De Souza); 50 Poets, 50 Poems (Open Spaces, edited Priya Sarukkai Chabria), the Harper Collins Book of English Poetry by Indians (Harper Collins, edited Sudeep Sen) and in publications including London Magazine and Fulcrum. The Vampire of the Underground is from Entr'acte.  
GOPIKRISHNAN KOTTOOR Gopikrishnan Kottoor's poetry prizes include the All India - British Council Special Poetry Prize, Second Prize (General Category), and three times commendations, among others. His poetry has been included in The Special Indian Poetry issue, Verse, Seattle, USA, The Bloodaxe Book of Contemporary Indian Poetry in English (UK), The Golden Jubilee Anthology of Indian Poetry in English (National Book Trust), and others. He attended the MFA (Poetry) Southwest Texas University, USA in 2001. His poem 'Father, Wake us in Passing, was published in German and read across select Universities in Europe on a Residency from the University of Augsburg, Germany. His poems can be read online at 'nth position' (UK), 'New English Review' (UK) Bluefifth review (US), among others. 'Vrindavan' online can be accessed at Tell me, Neruda is his new poetry collection. He presently edits the e zine  
MANISHA LAKHE Manisha Lakhe has been writing ever since she can remember. she has worked across all media starting with advertising copywriting. she stumbled into journalism, jumped into the web, pushing magazines into the digital age, has built web communities for clients. It was her passion that led her to create Caferati, an online forum for writers, which has grown from 16 writers sharing their work on a stormy afternoon to more than 5,000 people world-wide, spread across 22 cities sharing their works online. She's currently writing sangria fueled screenplays and her second novel...  
MALSAWMI JACOB Malsawmi Jacob Born to Mizo parents, Malsawmi Jacob spent a few years of her childhood in Mizoram, where she imbibed a love for the language, literature and folk lore of her people. She studied in Shillong up to Masters in English, then did her PG Diploma in Teaching English in Hyderabad. Since then she has lived and worked in different cities of India: Aizawl College, Mizoram, SPARROW, Mumbai, and St. Claret College, Bangalore. She also freelanced as a journalist while living in Guwahati, writing articles in The Assam Tribune, The Telegraph (Northeast section), Newslink and The Northeast Frontier. She now lives in Bengaluru.
Malsawmi has published six books: a collection of poems, one book of short stories, two children's books, and two non-fiction narratives. She has also contributed poems and articles to four anthologies. Her first novel is expected to come out in April, 2015.
SARABJEET GARCHA Sarabjeet Garcha published his first book of poems, The Half-Moon Halo, in 2004. His work has appeared in various print and online journals, including The Vocabula Review, Foundling Review, Indian Literature and Earthen Lamp Journal. He also writes in Hindi, and his first book of Hindi verse, Vaani Phir Bhi Shoonyamanaa (Even Then Voice is Tranquil-Hearted), was published in 2011, and his latest book of English poems, Lullaby of the Ever-Returning, in 2012. He was selected to serve on the Panel of Critical Readers for the third edition of the prestigious Garner's Modern American Usage (2009). The Government of India's Ministry of Culture awarded him a junior fellowship in Hindi literature for 'outstanding persons in the field of culture'. Sarabjeet lives with his wife and son in Delhi NCR, where he is head of the editorial department of an international publisher of scientific, technical and medical books. ( He is co-founder and managing director of Copper Coin, a multilingual indie publishing house (  
John Greiner John Greiner poetry and fiction has been published in Street Value, Newtown Literary, BlazeVOX, H_NGM_N, Sein und Werden, and numerous other magazines. His chapbooks, pamphlets and collections of short stories include, Bodega Roses (Good Cop/Bad Cop Press, New London, CT), Modulation Age (Wandering Head Press, New London, CT) Shooting Side Glances (ISMs Press, Manchester, UK) and Relics From a Hell's Kitchen Pawn Shop, (Ronin Press, London, UK).  
Mitchell Krockmalnik Grabois Mitchell Krockmalnik Grabois has had over seven hundred of his poems and fictions appear in literary magazines in the U.S. and abroad. He has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize for work published in 2012, 2013, and 2014. His novel, Two-Headed Dog, based on his work as a clinical psychologist in a state hospital, is available for Kindle and Nook, or as a print edition. He lives in Denver.  
Steve Gilmartin Steve Gilmartin is the author of a chapbook, Comes Up to Face the Skies (Little Red Leaves Textile Series, 2013). His fiction and poetry have appeared in a number of print and online publications, including Cafe Irreal, Double Room, Mad Hatters' Review, Lunch Ticket, Eleven Eleven, Cannot Exist, Drunken Boat, and Rivet. He lives in Berkeley, California.  
Valeriano Forte Valeriano Forte Born in Siena on 27/05/1978, passionate about music, art and socializing, cultivate the hobby of the plan. From 2004 to 2007 he co-founded the artists collective "Macunaima," directed by the Brazilian artist Marcos Pacoli (Marpacoli de Satyr) and godfather Ugo Marano, participates with works ranging from paintings, lamps, poems and installations for poetry. Since 2011, a cure for Free Press on-line "," the poetic book "The Labyrinth Biro". Organizes and participates in performance evenings, where the Poetry and the integration of the arts become the main theme of a story, in the belief that the world can improve through tireless work to raise awareness of the consciences of the people. Publish in 2012 with Aletti publisher, for the series " Horizons ", poetic anthology" Poems to remember vol.10 " with the poem" The Poets. " Included from Ursini Editions, within the anthology "A thousand voices to Alda Merini," with the poem "Never indifferent." Collaborates with 'Diwali Magazine Wasteland', a quarterly Poetry, Art and Literature. And being published for Arduino Sacco Editore with the collection "From love to death through the sea" (2013). For "Oedipus editions" cure the anthology entitled "Salerno 100thousand Poets for Change" (2014). Is responsible for the programming of the "Cultural Foundation Alfonso Gatto". Poet and coordinator for Salerno, event poetic - Global "100thousand Poets for Change", edition 2011, 2012 and 2013, co-organizer of the First World Conference of 100 thousand Poets for Change, Salerno, June 2015.
Poetry :
Anne Gorrick Anne Gorrick lives in West Park, NY, and is a visual artist as well as a poet. Her poems have appeared in the journals American Letters and Commentary, Fence, Gutcult, Shearsman, and Sulfur among others. Collaborating with artist Cynthia Winika, she produced a limited edition artist's book, "Swans, the ice," she said, through the Women's Studio Workshop in Rosendale, NY. She also curates the reading series, Cadmium Text, devoted to local, innovative writing.  
Greg Grummer Greg Grummer has been published in numerous journals and periodicals, APR, The Indiana Review, RHINO, and Ploughshares among others, and is one of the "Seven 21st Century Poets" in Burning Gorgeous. He received an MFA in poetry from George Mason in 1992. After graduation he joined the family papermaking business, marketing hand papermaking kits and teaching papermaking. He lives in Shorewood, Wisconsin, one street north of Milwaukee.  
Gurtrude Gurtrude work has appeared in or is forthcoming in various publications, most recently Chicago Review, Lemon Hound, The Denver Quarterly, Volt, The Volta, Gulf Coast, The Claudius App, West Wind Review, Interim, The Awl, and Fourteen Hills, amongst others. She have a review of Jean Day's Early Bird due out in January from The Volta. Her chapbook Mutations for Jenny just came out from Horse Less Press. Her poem "Open Your Heart" was selected as a finalist for Black Warrior Review's poetry contest and a manuscript of hers was selected as a finalist for Kelsey Street Press' "Firsts" first book contest as well as Coconut Book's book contest. She has a full book coming out in 2015 from Trembling Pillow Press entitled Last Year's Schizo which was solicited by the press. She just completed another chapbook and working on 2 others as well as another long manuscript. She took a big break from writing and trying to publish soon after graduation after becoming busy with children.
She received her BA in philosophy and MFA in poetry from Saint Mary's College of California where she worked with very talented teachers and writers such as Brenda Hillman, Joshua Clover and Myung Mi Kim.
Michael Ives Michael Ives is a writer, musician, and sound/text performer living in the Hudson Valley. His poetry and fiction have appeared in numerous magazines and journals in the United States and abroad. He cofounded in 1995 the sound/text performance trio, F'loom. His books include The External Combustion Engine, (Futurepoem), and Wavetable, (Dr. Cicero Books). He has taught in the Written Arts Program at Bard College since 2003.  
Robert Kelly Robert Kelly grew up in Brooklyn and was drawn to poetry upon encountering Samuel Taylor Coleridge's "Kubla Khan" in an anthology. Educated at the City College of the City University of New York and Columbia University, Kelly is known as a founder of the Deep Image movement, which he described in a 2006 interview as "the journey to the depths with language as our only tool and music our only weapon."
Kelly's more than 50 collections of poetry include Armed Descent (1961); Kill the Messenger Who Brings Bad News (1980), chosen as the Los Angeles Times Book of the Year; Red Actions: Selected Poems 1960-1993 (1995); and May Day (2007).
Kelly co-founded, with George Economou, both Trobar and the Chelsea Review (now Chelsea), and has edited Matter. Kelly has also served as a contributing editor for several other journals. His poetry has been featured several times in Best American Poetry and has been included in The Voice That Is Great Within Us (1971) and Postmodern American Poetry: A Norton Anthology (1994). He has co-edited the anthology A Controversy of Poets (1965), written numerous works of fiction, and published an essay collection, In Time (1972). His work has been translated into several languages.
Kelly's honors include an Award for Distinction from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters and a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. He has taught at Bard College, where he was a founding member of the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts.
He's also a serious Yankees fan.
Alison Koffler Alison Koffler has published "The Others" and other chapbooks. Her poems have appeared in Iris: A Journal for Women, Heliotrope, and Home Planet News. She works as a teacher consultant for the NYC Writing Project at Lehman College and divides her time between Woodstock and the Bronx.  
Tom Hibbard Tom Hibbard most recent credits include a poem in the current issue of Cricket Online Review, contributions to an Egyptian international poetry anthology and poetry contributions to newspapers in Egypt. He also had several reviews published in issue 17 of Big Bridge, including a review of Jack Kerouac's poetry, and he had a prose piece on the visual work of Nico Vassilakis in issue 23 of Galatea Resurrects. Hibbard's has had articles on the work of Belgian collage artist Luc Fierens published in Word/ For Word, issue 22, and the work of Emil Nolde published in Word/ For Word, issue 21. Hibbard's poetry collection Sacred River of Consciousness is available online at Moon Willow Press and Amazon. His collection Place of Uncertainty is available at Otoliths Online Books or Lulu. He's working on a new collection of poetry, Global People, and a selection of his prose on Visual Writing.  
Jim Feast Jim Feast is the co-author of the novel Neo Phobe and the health book AIDS:A Second Opinion. He is a member of the Unbearables literary group and co-edited four of their anthologies. As to recent work, his longish review of Lewis Warsh's collected short stories can be seen in Ottermagazine at:
Antonia Alexandra Klimenko Antonia Alexandra Klimenko was first introduced on the BBC and to the literary world by the legendary Tambimuttu of Poetry London--publisher of T.S. Eliot, Dylan Thomas, Pablo Neruda and Bob Dylan, to name a few. Although her manuscript was orphaned upon Tambi's passing, her poems and correspondence are included in his Special Collections at Northwestern University: A former San Francisco Poetry Slam Champion, her work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies including CounterPunch, Van Gogh's Ear Anthology, Strnagers in Paris--New Writing Inspired by the City of Light, Occupy Wall Street Anthology (in which she is distinguished as an American Poet) and Maintenant: Journal of Contemporary Dada Writing and Art archived at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C. and New York's Museum of Modern Art.  
Mary Kasimor Mary Kasimor has most recently been published in Big Bridge, Arsenic Lobster, Horse Less Review, Nerve Lantern, Altered Scale, Word For/Word, Posit, 3 AM, EOAGH, and The Missing Slate. She has three previous books and/or chapbook publications: Silk String Arias (BlazeVox Books), & Cruel Red (Otoliths), and The Windows Hallucinate (LRL Textile Series). She has a new collection of poetry published in 2014, entitled The Landfill Dancers (BlazeVox Books). She also writes book reviews that have been published in Jacket, Big Bridge, GalateaResurrects, Poets' Quarterly, and Gently Read Literature. She considers her work experimental-both her poetry and ink/water colors.  
Nicholas Karavatos Nicholas Karavatos is a poet who often performs in spontaneous collaboration with musicians. A graduate of Humboldt State University in Arcata and New College of California in San Francisco, he currently teaches literature & writing at American University of Sharjah near Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. Of his book, David Meltzer writes: "Nicholas Karavatos is a poet of great range and clarity. [No Asylum] is an amazing collectanea of smart sharp political poetry in tandem with astute and tender love lyrics. All of it voiced with an impressive singularity."