December 25, 2011

Cuteness is a Landscape

Amy De’Ath was born in Suffolk, England in 1985. She studied at the University of East Anglia, UK, and in Philadelphia, US, before moving to Australia and then London. Her publications include Caribou (Bad Press, 2011) Erec & Enide (Salt, 2010), and Andromeda / The World Works for Me (Crater Press, 2010). Her work is featured in a number of UK anthologies published this year. For three years she lived and worked in London, where she was recently Poet-in-Residence at the University of Surrey. She now lives in Vancouver, where she is beginning her PhD on contemporary poetry and theory at Simon Fraser University.

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Portraits - Distillation

Elizabeth Guthrie is a poet and performer living in London and doing research for a practice-based PhD in text and performance at Royal Holloway, University of London. She is a co-editor of Livestock Editions and the former poetry editor of Bombay Gin. Her work has appeared in Onedit, Requited, Klatch, Bombay Gin, Pinstripe Fedora and American Drivel Review, with a pamphlet, X Portraits, out through Crater Press, a chapbook, Yellow and Red, through Black Lodge Press, and the collaborative chapbook with Andrew K. Peterson, Between Here and the Telescopes, through Slumgullion Press. She is poet in residence at the Centre for Creative Collaboration in London and has performed for POLYply, Crossing the Line, Desperate for Love, Crater, Openned and in the seminar Poetic Corners within the Exhibition Cornered Rooms at the Waterside Project Space. She continues her search for the Art of Memory.

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Dr. Zizmor Gently Cleanses Your Skin With a Fruit Wash

Nada Gordon is the author of Folly, V. Imp, Are Not Our Lowing Heifers Sleeker than Night-Swollen Mushrooms?, foriegnn bodie, Swoon, and Scented Rushes. A founding member of the Flarf Collective, she practices poetry, song, dance, dressmaking, and image manipulation as deep entertainment. She blogs at ululate.
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La Grande Dame Est Morte Vive La Grande Dame

Originally from Brooklyn, New York, T.A. Noonan was raised in the South. She is the author of two hybrid-genre collections, The Bone Folders (Sundress Publications) and Petticoat Government (Gold Wake Press), as well as the chapbooks Darjeeling (Ahadada Books) and Balm (Flaming Giblet Press). Her writing has appeared in Ninth Letter, Verse Daily, The Superstition Review, RHINO, specs, Phoebe, and Harpur Palate, among others. "The Trouble with Correspondence," her essay exploring the relationship between witchcraft and body image, was recently named a Notable Essay in the 2011 edition of Best American Essays. She is the Assistant Editor for Sundress Publications and lives on Florida's Treasure Coast with her husband.

Divining for Starters

American expatriate Carrie Etter has lived in the UK since 2001 and
published two collections: The Tethers (Seren, 2009) and Divining for
Starters (Shearsman, 2011); the poem here comes from the latter. She
also edited Infinite Difference: Other Poetries by UK Women Poets
(Shearsman, 2010).


Catherine Wagner's latest book is My New Job (Fence 2009). City Lights will publish Nervous Device in 2012. She lives in Oxford, Ohio.

The Hills

Kate Durbin is a Los Angeles-based writer and performance artist. She is author of The Ravenous Audience (Akashic Books, 2009), E! Entertainment (Blanc Press, diamond edition, forthcoming), ABRA (Zg Press, forthcoming w/ Amaranth Borsuk), as well as the conceptual fashion magazine The Fashion Issue (Zg Press, forthcoming), and five chapbooks, including, most recently, E! Entertainment (Insert Press, 2011).


Sarah Rosenthal is the author of the cross-genre book Manhatten and several chapbooks, the most recent of which is called The Animal. Her interview collection A Community Writing Itself: Conversations with Vanguard Writers of the Bay Area was published by Dalkey Archive in 2010. She had has received the Leo Litwak Fiction Award and grant-supported residencies at Vermont Studio Center, Soul Mountain, and Ragdale. She writes curricula for the Developmental Studies Center in Oakland. For more info, please visit