September 2, 2009

Daniela Olszewska Puts a Bow on Chelsey Minnis

after Chelsey Minnis' Poemland (Wave Books, 2009)

DANIELA OLSZEWSKA is the author of two chapbooks called The Partial Autobiography of Jane Doe (dancing girl press) and Resort to Humming (Scantily Clad Press). She is an Assistant Editor for Switchback Books.

Christine Neacole Kanownik Horses Around With Jennifer Scappettone

"FDQ on an image of a horse"

after Jennifer Scappettone's From Dame Quickly (Litmus Press, 2009)

CHRISTINE NEACOLE KANOWNIK lives in Brooklyn and is the CFO of Business Press. One day very soon she will own a mini-golf course called Dan's Small Golf.

Janet Snell Goes Dickinson On Nanette Rayman-Rivera

"Top of Head, Blown Off" (oils, 30" x 32")

after Nanette Rayman-Rivera's shana linda ~ pretty pretty (Scattered Light Publications, 2009)

JANET SNELL is a graduate, magna-cum-laude, of the Maryland Institute College of Art, where she studied painting with the late Ed Dugmore. She has shown her work at The Drawing Center in New York City, Strathmore Hall in DC, Asterisk Gallery in Cleveland, Summit Art Space in her hometown of Akron, and many other places. Snell is the author of two collections of art with poems: FLYTRAP (Cleveland State University Press Poetry Center) the e-book HEADS (March Street Press), and has co-authored three other poetry and art collections with her sister Cheryl: MULTIVERSE (MiPO), PRISONER’S DILEMMA (Lopside Press) and MEMENTO MORI (Scattered Light Publications). She paints comissioned portraits, and blogs at

September 1, 2009

Abi Stokes Collages Matthea Harvey

after "You Know This Too" by Matthea Harvey, from Modern Life (Graywolf Press, 2007)

ABI STOKES is an undergraduate in Columbia College Chicago's Poetry program. She grew up in a forest near Portland, Oregon, and she now lives on the outskirts of Chicago with her husband and her cat. Some of her work has been published in Columbia Poetry Review, and is forthcoming in Eleven Eleven. She enjoys exploring possibilities by combining and examining poetics and visual art on her blog, fuligin ink.

Jennifer Karmin Street Teams Kristin Prevallet

"As a political position, I hold on to grief." Photo by Luis Soto.

Photograph from the 2008 street performance of Karmin's public poem "4000 Words 4000 Dead," downtown Chicago at the Vietnam War Memorial for the Looptopia festival.

after I, Afterlife: Essay in Mourning Time (Essay Press, 2007) by Kristin Prevallet:

JENNIFER KARMIN’s text-sound epic Aaaaaaaaaaalice will be published by Flim Forum Press in 2009. At home in Chicago, she curates the Red Rover Series and is a founding member of the public art group Anti Gravity Surprise. Her multidisciplinary projects have been presented across the U.S. and Japan at festivals, community centers, artist-run spaces, and on city streets.