July, 2009

Graham Foust, Selena Kimball, Rebecca Lehman, Mauro Zamora (seated), Sarah Madsen, Thomas Martin

Graham Foust

Oakland, CA –  “I was born in Knoxville, Tennessee in 1970 and raised in Eau Claire, Wisconsin; I wrote As in Every Deafness (Flood Editions, 2003), Leave the Room to Itself (Ahsahta Press, 2003), Necessary Stranger (Flood Editions, 2007), and A Mouth in California (Flood Editions, forthcoming). I teach in the graduate and undergraduate programs at Saint Mary’s College of California. 

\”I have three degrees from three different institutions of higher learning; I am married; I have no pets.  Some of my poems have been translated into Dutch; I’ve published critical essays on Wallace Stevens, Jack Spicer, Willie Nelson,… more »

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Selena Kimball

Brooklyn, NY – Selena is a visual artist working in a variety of media: film, painting, collage and photography. Her work knits the historical past and cultural present, investigating archival images that have shaped collective memory. Her long-time artistic collaborators include visual anthropologist Alyssa Grossman, and the writer and art historian Agnieszka Taborska. Her work can be seen in the recently published collage novel  The Sleeping Life of Leonora de La Cruz, Agnieszka Taborska and Selena Kimball  (Gda

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Rebecca Lehman

Tallahassee, FL – Rebecca has poems published, or forthcoming, in Tin House, Indiana Review, Denver Quarterly, Columbia Poetry Review, Rattle, Makeout Creek, Parcel, and Paper Street, among other journals.  She holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers\’ Workshop, where she was awarded a Maytag Fellowship.  She is currently a PhD student at Florida State University, specializing in poetry and critical theory.

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Sarah Madsen

Providence, RI – Sarah lives sometimes in Providence, RI, and sometimes in rural Washington State, where she was also born and raised, nestled in the foothills of the Cascade Range.  She has been a writer in residence at Hedgebrook and Millay, the recipient of a Rhode Island State Council on the Arts Merit Award, and a Pushcart Prize Nominee.  For her fiction, she has also received the John Hawkes Prize, the Francis Mason Harris Award, and the Weston Award.  She earned an MFA from Brown University in 2006, where she was a Peter Kaplan Memorial Fellow.  Her work has appeared… more »

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Thomas Martin

Bronx, NY – “For me, drawing is a strategy with which to mediate between (and moderate) various disparate forces at work in my life and art. Simultaneously, it is a simulator, a testing ground for an Unknown proposition. Two primary series, Q and FT, feed in and feed off one another and are supplemented by a series of peripheral documents- notebooks and informal tests-, which are meant to refine, prove and/or discredit the system(s) at work.

“My primary medium is drawing. I was born in southern New Jersey and grew up in New Jersey and Florida. I received my… more »

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Mauro Zamora

Philadelphia, PA – Mauro received his M.F.A. from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia in 2004, and a Certificate in Painting from the Academy in 1999. Recent solo exhibits include Solo Series at the Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, Pa.; Border Crossing at Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia; Converge at Vox Populi Gallery, Philadelphia; and Fleisher Challenge, at the Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia. His work has also been included in group exhibitions at the Philadelphia Art Alliance, the Woodmere Art Museum, and Jenkins Johnson Gallery, New York City, to name a few. He was awarded the Pew Fellowship in the… more »

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