Diana S. Adams, author of Catch, is an Edmonton, Alberta based writer with work published in a variety of journals and several anthologies. She studied English & Philosophy at the University of Guelph before picking up a Culinary Arts degree in Toronto. After working ten years in Finance as a money market trader, Diana now works from home with three kids, three dogs and a cat. Science Fiction creeps up into her work ‘as a tour of sorts/through alternate reality.’
Suzanne Allen, author of Versimilitude, is the Creative Writing and Literature Program Director for WICE and a co-editor of issue.ZERO, an upstart literary magazine created as an oﬀshoot of the Anglo writing scene in Paris. Her poems can be found in The Translator’s French Quarter, Nerve Cowboy, Pearl, California Quarterly, Cider Press Review, Spot Literary Magazine, Upstairs at Duroc, and in the anthologies Not a Muse: the inner lives of women, a world poetry anthology, (Haven Books, 2009) and Strangers in Paris: New Writing Inspired by the City of Light (Tightrope Books, 2011). She was recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
Emily Critchely, author by IMAGINARYLOVEPOEMS, was born in Athens, Greece in 1980 and grew up in Dorset. She holds a PhD in contemporary, American, women’s poetry and philosophy from the University of Cambridge and is the author of several poetry books. Critchley teaches English and Creative Writing at the University of Greenwich, London.
Anamaría Crowe Serrano, author of one columbus leap, is Irish and lives in Dublin where she works as a language teacher and translator of contemporary poetry from Spanish and Italian. In 2008, Shearsman published her ﬁrst full-length collection, Femispheres. She is a frequent reader of her work in Ireland and abroad, and is the recipient of two awards from the Arts Council of Ireland.
steven dalachinsky, author of Long Play E.P. the complete Evan Parker Poems, was born in 1946, Brooklyn, New York. His work has appeared extensively in journals and anthologies. He has written liner notes for many artists. His CDs, chapbooks and books have garnered praise and prizes. He has read throughout the N.Y. area, the U.S., Japan and Europe, including France and Germany. He is active in the mail-art circuit & has shown his collages in Poets’ Collages shows.
Jennifer K Dick, author of Betwixt, Circuits, Fluorescence (Univ. of Georgia Press, 2004), the chapbook Retina/Rétine (Estepa Editions, Paris, 2005), the chapbook Tracery (Dusie Kollectiv 5, 2011), & the ebook Enclosures (BlazeVox, 2007). She has work in the trilingual collective Ondulations (Aeneis, 2009) & 6 anthologies, most recently 12 x 12: Conversations in 21st Century Poetry & Poetics (U. of IA, 2009). She lived in Paris for 14 years where she completed her DEA then PhD at Paris III in Comp Lit, taught for L’EHESS & Polytechnique, edited Upstairs at Duroc for 6 issues & co-curated the IVY Writers Paris reading series—which is still active. Since fall 2010, she has been living in Mulhouse in Alsace, France, where she is Maître de Conférences at the Université de Haute Alsace in American Literature and Civilization. She keeps a personal blog, & writes regular columns for Tears in the Fence in the UK (on poetry). Other art writings she has done were for EyePreferParis (on artists in Paris). Interested in collaboration and how that changes the creative process, Jennifer was co-founder and is part of Rewords, and is participating in Dusie Kollectiv 5 this year. She was also invited by Anne Kawala to orchestrate RoToR #5. Jennifer’s translations of French poets appear in the anthology New European Poets (Graywolf, 2008) & in Aufgabe (forthcoming), Upstairs at Duroc, la revue 104, Conduit, Versal, La Traductière, ChicagoPostmodernPoetry.com, etc.
Alexander Dickow, author of Trial Balloons, writes and translates in French and English, and is the author of Caramboles (Paris: Argol Editions, 2008). He is an assistant professor of French at Virginia Tech. He also enjoys hiking and tropical fruit.
William J. Doan, author of orantes linguis, is an Associate Dean and Professor of Theatre at Penn State University. He holds a BA from Gannon University, an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University.
Megan Fernandes, author of Organ Speech, researches English Literature at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she founded and runs the Poetry/Poetics Hub. Her family comes from Tanzania.
Bonny Finberg is the author of Déja Vu. Her work has been translated into French, Japanese and Hungarian. Publisher’s Weekly said that her ﬁction in Best American Erotica “exudes a stunning sensual sensibility.” Her ﬁction, poetry and reviews have been published in numerous print and online journals and anthologies including the Outlaw Bible of American Poetry (Thundersmouth), Evergreen Review, four Unbearables anthologies (Autonomedia) and Lost and Found: New York Stories from Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood. She is a contributor to A Gathering of Tribes, Sensitive Skin, The Brooklyn Rail, Le Purple Journal, Upstairs at Duroc, and Van Gogh’s Ear. Her collection,”How the Discovery of Sugar Produced the Romantic Era,” is featured in the video 5 Guys Read Finberg. Her photography has been published both in print and online art journals and exhibits, including “A Book About Death” (Emily Harvey Gallery, NY) “Seeking Kali,” Davka and A Gathering of Tribes. Her written work and visual art are archived in the “Downtown Writers” collection at the NYU Fales library. She lives in Paris and New York, and is working on her second novel.
kit fryatt, author of turn push | turn pull, was born in Iran, & grew up in England, Turkey and Singapore. She moved to Ireland in 1999, stayed there for nearly 13 years and now lives in Scotland. She runs wurm im apfel and wurm press.
Amy Hollowell, the author of Giacomettrics and Peneloping, is an American-born Parisian poet, journalist and translator. She helped edit the Paris-based review Pharos, founded by Alice Notley and the late Douglas Oliver, and is a former student of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. In 2004, she founded the Wild Flower Zen group, which she continues to lead in France and Portugal.
James Jewell, the author of Ships Made of Fake Fur, is a singer songwriter, poet and writer, originally from Pennsylvania, who has spent much of the last two years living in Paris. There, he was inspired by writers and poets, from Spoken Word Paris, Shakespeare and Co., and Poets Live, to build a body of poetry and short ﬁction.
Nina Karacosta, author of Previous Vertigos (translated into French as Vertiges Précédents by Anne Talvaz), is an actor and poet. Born in Athens, she moved to London in 1993, to New York City in 1995 and later to Paris in 2009, which she now considers home. She has degrees in Physics from the University of Patras Greece and in Theater from Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatics Arts in London. Since 2003 she has studied with many exuberant living poets (Ann Waldman, Alice Notely , Marge Piercy, Simon Pettet, Sparrow) at the Poetry Project and the Poets House in New York. She has performed her work at the Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church, the Cornelia St. Café, Bowery Poetry Club, with the Ollin Imagination theatre collective. She has also been involved in performance using text, voice and sound. She performed for a couple of years with the avant-garde chorus Vox Risk Holler addressing anti-war issues lead by performance artist Lynn Book. Work of hers has appeared in Pomegranate Seeds: An Anthology of Greek-American Poetry, Best of Stain Anthology, Surreal-zine, The Melancholy Dane, The Smoking book, Ditch and Upstairs at Duroc.
John Kliphan, author of LOW LEVEL FLYING, died in 2012. He spent most of his life in Paris, where he founded and ran Live Poets, which gave much encouragement to young poets, helping them develop their craft.
Christophe Lamiot Enos, author of The Sun Brings, was born in Beaumont-le-Roger in France, spent over ﬁfteen years in English-speaking countries and now lives in Paris. He’s had two literary essays and seven verse narratives published in France and elsewhere, including four by Flammarion, Paris, in the “Poésie” collection directed by Yves di Manno.
Anthony Liccione, author of Wolf Down, was born in Chicago, Illinois and raised in Rochester, New York. He grew up in a broken family, moving from family member to family member. In his teens, he lived with friends, strangers, in a vacant house, a vacant garage, and ﬁnally inside his car (when he got his 12th grade diploma). He achieved an Associates in Architecture, but withdrew from a Bachelors in English to become a father. In his early twenties he met rapper/writer Brian Parker, who introduced him to, and encouraged him to write, poetry. After many years in New York, he now lives in Ft. Worth, Texas with his two children. He works for the power company and serves for the Army National Guard part-time.
Pansy Maurer-Alvarez, author of ANT-SMALL AND AMOROUS, was born in Puerto Rico, grew up in Pennsylvania and has lived in Europe since 1973. She did her literary studies at universities in the US, Spain and Switzerland. Her poetry has appeared in several anthologies and numerous magazines in Austria, France, Spain, Switzerland, the UK and the US and some of her poems have been translated into French, German and Spanish. Her collections are DOLORES: THE ALPINE YEARS and WHEN THE BODY SAYS IT’S LEAVING (both from Hanging Loose Press, Brooklyn); and LOVERS ETERNALLY NEARING, a collaboration with the Swiss artist Walter Ehrismann, with German translations by Rudolf Bähler (Editions Thomas Howeg, Zürich). She is a Contributing Editor for the British magazine Tears in the Fence. She lives in Paris, mainly, and Zürich, sometimes.
rob mclennan, author of author of Miss Canada, was born in and lives in Ottawa, Canada’s ‘glorious capital city’. He is the author of more than twenty trade books of poetry, ﬁction and non-ﬁction. An editor and publisher, he runs above/ground press, Chaudiere Books (with Jennifer Mulligan), The Garneau Review, seventeen seconds: a journal of poetry and poetics and the Ottawa poetry pdf annual ottawater. He spent the 2007-8 academic year in Edmonton as writer-in-residence at the University of Alberta, and regularly posts reviews, essays, interviews and other notices at robmclennan. blogspot.com
Meghan McNealy, author of limite désir, is a ‘Pataphysician, poet, performer, playwright, printer, papermaker, and polyglot. She is a New England-born Acadian who earned her Bachellor’s Degree in Liberal Arts from The Evergreen State College. Her texts have appeared in Wheelhouse, BirdDog, Admit2, and Slightly West; she has illustrated Nothings Houses:Prefab Eulogies by David Wolach [BlazeVox, 2010] and Collobert Orbital by Johan Jönson [Displaced Press, 2009]; her original performances have been staged at the literary conference, Press: Activism & The Avant-Garde as well as the 2010 Olympia Film Festival, Théâtre de Verre in Paris, and The Art Factory in Buenos Aires.
A native of Michigan, Michelle Noteboom is the author of Roadkill, The Chia Letters (Dusie Kollektiv 2009), Edging (Cracked Slab Books), which won the 2006 Heartland Poetry Prize, and Hors-cage, in French translation by Frédéric Forte (Éditions de l’Attente, 2010). She’s lived in Paris since 1991 where she co-founded and helped curated the bilingual reading series Ivy Writers Paris for many years.
lars palm, author of road song for, lives with his lovely wife, currently in Malmö, he has lived in any number of other places, like Dublin & Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, as well. In all those places he insists & has insisted on cooking, wandering aimlessly & writing poems. He has published 22 books in English, and 10 in Swedish.
Jay Passer, b. 1965, author of At The End Of The Street, is a native San Franciscan, schooled in the gutter muse and service-industry bard, seen most often haunting the public house, city library and long pavement of the metropolis. Themes of anarchy, delirium, antiestablishment ethos and bawdy street survival all cast lots in the spectrum of his vision. Passer’s work ﬁrst appeared in Caliban magazine, alongside notable beats and future luminaries, in 1988.
Pearl Pirie, author of Mammals of Hoarfrost, is Canadian. Her writing was recently published in ditch, anthology 4 (canadian) (innovative poets), PRECIPICe, Dandelion, This Magazine, unarmed, 1cent and Lantern: A Teacher’s Guide to Writing Haiku and Related Literary Forms. Thirsts, now a book, won the 2011 Robert Kroetsch Award for innovative Poetry. For more information, browse www.pearlpirie.com.
Rufo Quintavalle, author of Dog, cock, ape and viper, was born in London in 1978 and lives in Paris. He is the author of the chapbooks Make Nothing Happen (Oystercatcher Press, 2009) and Liquiddity (Oystercatcher Press, 2011). He is poetry editor for the webzine nthposition.
Freke Räihä, author and translator of Standard Form for Language Resentment, is mainly preoccupied with structures and patterns; curating and transgressing literature and also the embedding and dissolving of its hierarchies.
R L Raymond, author of Weakdays, is a writer from London, Ontario. His poems and stories have appeared in dozens of literary and underground journals. When not writing, he runs PigeonBike Press. He holds an MA in English Literature from the University of Western Ontario.
Monty Reid, author of Garden (dec unit), is a well-known Canadian poet. He lives in Ottawa, where he was, until recently, the Director of Exhibitions at the Canadian Museum of Nature. He now writes and gardens full time.
Lily Robert-Foley, author of m, was born in 1975 in New Brunswick, Canada. She was transcriber and annotator for The North Georgia Gazette (2009, Green Lantern Press), and engineer of graphemachine (Xexoxial Editions 2013, Xerolage chapbook). She teaches Anglophone literature and translation at the Université d’Angers in France. The current work consists of rewritten notes from her dissertation research (at Paris 8) on the self-translation of Beckett.
Greg Santos, author of TWEET TWEET TWEET, is a poet and writing instructor originally from Montreal. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from The New School in Manhattan. He is the poetry editor of the journal pax americana and on the editorial board of the Paris-based journal Upstairs at Duroc. Greg’s debut poetry collection, The Emperor’s Sofa, was longlisted for the ReLit Awards. He lives in New Haven with his wife and daughter. He runs moondoggy’s pad.
justina semetaite, author of Parted, was born in Lithuania in 1989, and lives in London. She has recently completed her BA in Creative Writing and now studies International Publishing at City University.
Anne Talvaz, translator of ANT-SMALL AND AMOROUS and Vertiges Précédents into French, was born in Brussels in 1963 and lives near Paris. She has lived in China and Brazil, and is the author of 3 poetry collections, a novel, and a travel book.
Born in Ohio, George Vance, author of A SHORT CIRCUIT and XMAS COLLAGE, has lived in Paris for the last 30 years. He has also resided in Vienna, Aachen, Brussels and the French overseas possession New Caledonia (Kanaky). He has read at numerous Paris venues and his work has been published in Upstairs at Duroc, Pharos, the on-line magazines Ekleksopgraphia, Nth position and Retort. A regular contributor to the poetry blog REWORDS, he is also the creator of the video installation ‘Heights of Experience’. Vance continues to work on text/image fusion and street art experiments.
Patrick Williamson, author of Bacon, Bits & Buriton, is an English poet who was born in Madrid in 1960 and lives near Paris. His early years were spent abroad, but the family home in the UK was in Buriton, Hampshire. He spent time in Soho in the late ‘80s. In 1995 and 2003 he was an invited poet at the Festival International de Poésie at Trois-Rivières, in Québec.
Lebanese-American poet and writer Rewa Zeinati, author of Bullets & Orchids, was raised in Lebanon, UAE and USA. She studied English Literature at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon, and earned her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Missouri, Saint Louis, USA. Several of her poems, essays, interviews and translations have been published in literary journals & anthologies in the US, UK, Middle East and online. She is the founding editor and publisher of Sukoon Magazine—(www.sukoonmag.com)—the ﬁrst Arab-themed, English language online literary journal in the Arab region. Rewa works in advertising and lives with a nice man whom the world agrees is her husband, in Dubai, where she constantly worries over the frail health of her growing garden herb, Basil.