December 12, 2009

Day 12: Cara Benson

Cara Benson edited the interdisciplinary book Predictions for ChainLinks and author of the forthcoming books (made) with BookThug and Protean Parade with Black Radish. Other work is included in: Belladonna Elders Series #7 with Anne Waldman and Jayne Cortez, NO GENDER: REFLECTIONS ON THE LIFE & WORK OF kari edwards (Litmus Press/Belladonna Books), and Imaginary Syllabi (Palm Press). Spell/ing ( ) Bound, a tri-partite art objet with Kai Fierle-Hedrick and Kathrin Schaeppi (ellectrique press), and Quantum Chaos and Poems: A Manifest(o)ation (BookThug), which won the 2008 bpNichol Prize, will always be two of her favs. Benson edits the online Sous Rature and is a proud member of the Dusie Kollektiv.

December 11, 2009

Day 11: Susana Gardner

Susana Gardner is an American poet who has lived in Switzerland for several years. Her first full-length collection, (lapsed insel weary) was published by The Tangent Press, OR in 2008. Herso, An Heirship in Waves is forthcoming from Black Radish Books in early 2010.

December 10, 2009

Day 10: Jenn McCreary

Jenn McCreary is the author of :ab ovo:, published by Dusie Press in the spring of 2009. She is also the author of two chapbooks: errata stigmata (Potes & Poets Press), and four o’clock pocket chiming (Beautiful Swimmer Press); the e-chapbook :Maps & Legends: (Scantily Clad Press) and a doctrine of signatures (Singing Horse Press).

December 9, 2009

Day 9: Catherine Wagner

Catherine Wagner's new book, My New Job, is just out from Fence Books. Her other books are Macular Hole (2004) and Miss America (2001; both Fence). A selection from her new project, an epic romance, appears in the fall issue of Verse; recent chapbooks include Articulate How(Big Game Books/Dusie, 2008), Hole in the Ground (Slack Buddha, 2008) and Bornt (Dusie, 2009). She is permanent faculty in the MA program in creative writing at Miami University in southwest Ohio, where she lives car-free with her six-year-old son Ambrose.

December 6, 2009

December 8: Suzanne Nixon

dyer. spinner. knitter of lace.

reader. thinker. writer. of poems

as yet unpublished in print

but poetry blogging at

Day 7: Dana Teen Lomax

Dana Teen Lomax is the author of Curren¢y (Palm Press), Room (a+bend press), and the co-editor of Letters to Poets: Conversations about Poetics, Politics, and Community (Saturnalia Books, 2008). Her documentary poetics manuscript Disclosure is forthcoming from Black Radish Books in2010. Her work has most recently appeared inUbuWeb, Jacket, Poets & Writers, The Bay Poetics Anthology and will be included in Against Expression(Northwestern University Press, 2010). She is working on a book of poems entitled Shhh! Lullabies for a Tired Nation, editing a Small Press Traffic-related project, Kindergarde: Avant-Garde Poems, Plays, & Stories for Children, and teaching writing at San Francisco State University and Marin Juvenile Hall.

Day 6: Karen Hannah

Karen Hannah is originally from Santa Maria, California. She has lived in Philadelphia, where she received her MA in Creative Writing and Literature from Temple University, and has recently returned from Seoul, South Korea, where she worked as an editor for nearly three years, making curricula books and working on a manuscript entitled when you and I are understood. She's now happily residing back in the land of San Francisco, after having sadly left it seven years ago. She is excited to begin taking letterpress classes for a documentary she wants to make on existing letterpresses in the United States, and to brave biking up as many hills as possible. Her work can be found in 2008 Anthology of Younger Poets, vol.1 of the online journal zbzz, Fulcrum Annual, Small Brushes, and Thought Magazine.