Rosa Alcalá is the author of a poetry collection, Undocumentaries (Shearsman Books, 2010), and two chapbooks, Some Maritime Disasters This Century (Belladonna, 2003) and Undocumentary (Dos Press, 2008). Her most recent translations include Lila Zemborain’s Guardians of the Secret (Noemi Press, 2009), and poems for The Oxford Book of Latin America Poetry (2009). She teaches in the Department of Creative Writing and Bilingual MFA Program at the University of Texas at El Paso.
Nathan Brown lives in Oakland and is Assistant Professor of English at UC Davis, where he also teaches in the Critical Theory and Science & Technology Studies Programs. He has published essays on poetry and philosophy in Qui Parle, How2, Radical Philosophy, Parallax, and The Speculative Turn (re.press 2011). His current book projects are The Materials—Technoscience and Poetry at the Limits of Fabrication and Absent Blue Wax: Rationalist Empiricism in Contemporary French Philosophy.
Brian Foley is the author of the chapbooks The Constitution (Horseless Press), The Black Eye (Brave Men Press ), and The Tornado is not a Surrealist (Greying Ghost). He curates The Deep Moat Reading Series and co-runs Brave Men Press.
Tim Johnson owns and operates the Marfa Book Company and Gallery in Marfa, Texas.
Dorothea Lasky is the author of Black Life and AWE, both out from Wave Books. She is also the author of several chapbooks, including Poetry is Not a Project (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2010). She currently researches creativity at the University of Pennsylvania and lives in New York City.
Summer Robinson owns and operates Pilot Books, a small press bookstore in Seattle, Washington. You can track her progress www.pilotbooksseattle.com.
John Keene is the author of Annotations (New Directions), and with artist Christopher Stackhouse, of Seismosis (1913 Press). His poetry, fiction, essays, and translations have appeared widely. He teaches at Northwestern University and will join the faculty at Rutgers University-Newark in Fall 2012.
Evie Shockley is the author of two poetry collections, the new black (Wesleyan, 2011) and a half-red sea (Carolina Wren Press, 2006). From 2007-2011, she co-edited the poetry journal jubilat. Her work also includes a critical study: Renegade Poetics: Black Aesthetics and Formal Innovation in African American Poetry (Iowa, 2011). She is Associate Professor of English at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, where she teaches African American literature and creative writing.