July, 2013

Rick Burkhardt

Brooklyn, NY – “I have worked in the field of contemporary music for 20 years (Masters and PhD, Music Composition, from University of California, San Diego, Bachelors in Music Composition from University of Illinois). Works of mine have been performed in over 40 US cities as well as in Mexico, Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Taiwan, including performances at the Darmstadt, Donaueschingen, Wien Modern, and Acht Brücken festivals, and a portrait concert at the Now Here This festival. I have presented my music / theater works in the world of theater as well. My hybrid music / theater piece… more »

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Lydia Conklin

East Sandwich, MA – Lydia is a recipient of a Pushcart Prize and fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the James Merrill House, the Vermont Studio Center, Caldera, the Astraea Foundation, the Sitka Center and Harvard University. Her fiction has appeared in Narrative Magazine, New Letters, The New Orleans Review and elsewhere. She has drawn graphic fiction for Gulf Coast, Salt Hill and the Steppenwolf Theater in Chicago. She holds an MFA from the University of Wisconsin in Madison.

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Jen Hofer

Los Angles, CA –Jen is a Los Angeles-based poet, translator, social justice interpreter, teacher, knitter, book-maker, public letter-writer, urban cyclist, and co-founder of the language justice and literary activism collaborative Antena. Her translation of Negro marfil by Mexican poet Myriam Moscona, published as Ivory Black by Les Figues Press in 2011, won the 2012 Harold Morton Landon Translation Award from the Academy of American Poets and the 2012 PEN Award for Poetry in Translation. Her other translations include the homemade chapbook En las maravillas/In Wonder (Libros Antena/Antena Books, 2012); sexoPUROsexoVELOZ and Septiembre, a translation from Dolores Dorantes by Dolores Dorantes… more »

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Patte Loper

Brooklyn, NY – I live and work in Brooklyn, NY and Boston, MA, Residency awards include LMCC’s Swing Space Building 110 on Governor’s Island (current), and Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Recent solo shows have included Lyons Weir Gallery, NY, NY, Massimo Carasi Gallery in Milan, Platform Gallery in Seattle, and Judi Rotenberg Gallery in Boston. I have participated in group exhibitions at many venues, including the ISE Foundation, Caren Golden Gallery, Nancy Margolis Gallery and the McNeil Art Space in New York, Columbia College in Chicago, Engholm Engelhorn Galerie in Vienna, Austria, and the College of Santa Fe… more »

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Rachel May

Kingston, RI – “My book of profiles of modern quilters is under contract with Storey Publishing (Workman) (projected release Fall 2013), and my writing has been twice nominated for the Pushcart Prize and awarded the William Allen Creative Nonfiction Award, Literal Latte’s Short Shorts Award, the Geraldine McLoud Commendation for Fiction, and noted in over a dozen other contests including the James Jones First Novel Fellowship and Black Lawrence Press’ book awards. My work has been recently published or is forthcoming in Michigan Quarterly Review, Indiana Review, Cream City Review, Green Mountains Review (two stories), Meridian, Nimrod, Night Train, Fugue,… more »

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Gabriel Pionkowski

Madison,WI – Gabriel earned an BA in Art Education from Bethany College, Lindsborg, KS in 2009, and an MFA from University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2013. In addition to his residency at the Millay Colony he was also a participant at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2012, and will be a Fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA later this year. Recent exhibitions include Stretching Painting, curated by Veronica Roberts at Galerie Lelong, New York, NY, and the 2013 Wisconsin Triennial at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art.

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John Pluecker

Houston, TX – John is a writer, interpreter, educator and translator. His work is informed by experimental poetics, radical aesthetics and cross-border cultural production and has appeared in journals and magazines in the U.S. and Mexico, including Mandorla, Aufgabe, eleven eleven, Third Text, Animal Shelter, HTMLGiant and Literal. In addition, he has worked with video, improvisational performance with experimental steel guitar musicians, installation at Project Row Houses and at the boundaries of visual art and poetry. He has published more than five books in translation from the Spanish, including essays by Marta Lamas, a leading Mexican feminist; short stories by… more »

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