December 24, 2011


Ivy Alvarez is the author of Mortal, a book of poems that examines the relationship between Dee and Seph — modern-day reinventions of Demeter and Persephone — and how the spectre of breast cancer affects them.

December 23, 2011


Gina Myers is the author of A Model Year (Coconut Books, 2009) and several chapbooks, including False Spring (forthcoming from Spooky Girlfriend Press).

December 21, 2011

weather or not

Evie Shockley is the author of four collections of poetry—the new black (Wesleyan, 2011), a half-red sea (Carolina Wren Press, 2006) and two chapbooks—as well as the critical study Renegade Poetics: Black Aesthetics and Formal Innovation in African American Poetry (Iowa, 2011). Her poems and essays have appeared recently or are forthcoming in journals and anthologies such as Callaloo, The Nation, Cura, TriQuarterly Online, Contemporary Literature, Black Nature: A Century of African American Nature Poetry, A Broken Thing: Poets on the Line, and Home is Where: An Anthology of African American Poets from the Carolinas. Shockley is Associate Professor of English at Rutgers University, in New Brunswick, New Jersey, where she teaches African American literature and creative writing.

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December 20, 2011


Kaia Sand is the author of Interval (Edge) Remember to Wave (Tinfish) and Landscapes of Dissent with Jules Boykoff. She lives with her family in Oregon.

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December 19, 2011


Pattie McCarthy is the author of Table Alphabetical of Hard Words(2010), Verso (2004), and bk of (h)rs (2002), all from Apogee Press. She is also the author of L&O (2011), from Little Red Leave e-editions. Her work has appeared recently in 20012, Elective Affinities, Lana Turner, and elsewhere. She is a 2011 Pew Fellow in the arts; teaches literature and writing at Temple University; and lives just outside Philadelphia with her husband, Kevin Varrone, their three children, her mother, and their Great Dane.

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December 18, 2011

A Nuisance Story

Jess Rowan's work has appeared in West Wind Review, Sprung Formal, NOÖ Journal, Phoebe, etc, and with Maurice Burford in the collaborative chapbook Prithee (Abraham Lincoln Press). She is also a shiny new Editorial Assistant at Coconut.

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