Brooklyn, NY – Melissa is the author of What Began Us (Leon Works, 2007), Face (Bookthug, 2009) and For Want and Sound (forthcoming in 2012 from Les Figues Press). She is just completing her newest manuscript—a sea wreck in language —The Devastation, a book of mourning, impoverishment and debris. At present she tries for, make and home in Brooklyn.
Sharon, CT – “My place and work is in the studio, in the kitchen, and in the bedroom. It’s forms grow out of appetites. With a buffet of pigment, rich in rings, smears, blobs, and tubular arabesques, I paint my abstractions as though a realism, and the realism, amorphic forms built from images of lingerie-clad gourds, as though an abstraction – inseparable, until the painting rises from the picture plain as a truth. Within this bilingual fabric, I often paint Turnbuckles or Coasters – geometric composites that temp a visual binding of the elements, a suggestive lock without key, that… more »
Ithaca, NY – Zachary was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. He holds a B.A. in Creative Writing from Carnegie Mellon University, and an MFA in Poetry from Cornell University. His work has appeared in Pleiades, West Branch, Bat City Review, Ninth Letter, and other journals. Honors include a fellowship from the Bucknell Seminar for Younger Poets, a Graduate Teaching Fellowship at Cornell, and forthcoming residencies at the Millay and MacDowell Colonies. He is a Gemini who enjoys long walks in inclement weather, watching music videos, cooking, and tending to the spirit of Larry Levis.
Los Angeles, CA – Dawn Kasper is a Los Angeles based performance and mixed media artist, actively exploring the connections in the woven web of questions that fuel the quest for answers into the meaning of life and death. She has performed at the Migros Museum Für Genenwartskunst in Zurich, Switzerland; the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; Art Basel Art Positions Miami Beach, Miami Florida; LISTE Young Art Fair in Basel, Switzerland; Leo Koenig in New York; shown video at Art in General, New York; Copy Gallery, Philadelphia, PA; exhibited at Newman Popiashvili Gallery, New York; Cirrus Gallery, Los… more »
Richmond, CA – Jen writes music that ranges from patient, single-minded sonic explorations to elaborate games with fractured, transformed musical narratives, influenced by her study of tai chi and Deep Listening, her love of Jorge Luis Borges and science fiction, and her pursuit of strange and compelling sounds.
Jen\’s work has been featured at the Wellesley Composers Conference (The Garden of Forking Paths, conducted by James Baker), the International Computer Music Conference (Spaces Between, performed by Onix Ensamble), the Bang On A Can Summer Institute (The Memory Gardens, conducted by Brad Lubman), the California EAR Unit Residency at… more »