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Donald Dunbar is the author of the chapbooks You Are So Pretty (Scantily Clad Press, 2009) and Click Click (Gold Wake Press, 2010), and of Eyelid Lick (Fence Books), which won the 2012 Fence Modern Poets Series. He lives in Portland, Oregon, where he co-curates the reading series If Not For Kidnap and teaches poetry to future chefs at Oregon Culinary Institute.
Jane Gregory is from Tucson, Arizona. She has an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and is currently working towards a PhD from the University of California at Berkeley. She lives in Berkeley, California. Her book My Enemies will be released by The Song Cave in early 2013.
Joe Luna lives in Brighton, UK, where he runs the Hi Zero reading series and edits Hi Zero magazine. Crater Press published the letterpress fold Google Song in November 2011; his poems have appeared in, among others, Poems, Written Between October and December 2010 (Grasp Press), The Claudius App (online), Better than Language: An Anthology of New Modernist Poetries (Ganzfeld Press), FRIENDS (Critical Documents), The Cambridge Literary Review, Sous les Pavés, Damn the Cæsars, Lana Turner, and The Death and Life of American Cities. A booklet, LVRSLVRSLVRSLVRS, was privately distributed in 2010; the .pdf epic FAILCORE is still public. A new book, ASTROTURF, is forthcoming.
K. Silem Mohammad is the author of several books of poetry, including Deer Head Nation (Tougher Disguises, 2003), A Thousand Devils (Combo, 2004), Breathalyzer (Edge, 2008), The Front (Roof, 2009), and Monsters (forthcoming, Edge Books). In his current project, The Sonnagrams, Mohammad anagrammatizes Shakespeare’s Sonnets into all-new English sonnets in iambic pentameter. He is also editor of the poetry magazine Abraham Lincoln and faculty editor of West Wind Review. He is an associate professor in the English & Writing program at Southern Oregon University.
Jacob Wren is a writer and maker of eccentric performances. His books include: Unrehearsed Beauty, Families Are Formed Through Copulation, and Revenge Fantasies of the Politically Dispossessed. As co-artistic director of Montreal-based interdisciplinary group PME-ART he has co-created: En français comme en anglais, it's easy to criticize, Unrehearsed Beauty / Le génie des autres, La famille se crée en copulant and the ongoing HOSPITALITÉ / HOSPITALITY series. In 2007 he was invited by Sophiensaele (Berlin) to adapt and direct Wolfgang Koeppen's 1954 novel Der Tod in Rom and in 2008 he was commissioned by Campo (Ghent) to collaborate with Pieter De Buysser on An Anthology of Optimism. He travels internationally with alarming frequency and frequently writes about contemporary art.