Monday, September 30, 2019

new from above/ground press: G U E S T [a journal of guest editors] #6, edited by Sarah Mangold

edited by Sarah Mangold

the sixth issue features new work by:

Rae Armantrout
Jeannine Hall Gailey
Stefania Heim
Anna Maria Hong
Carrie Hunter
Michael Leong
erica lewis
Melanie Noel
Bronka Nowicka
Meredith Stricker
Katarzyna Szuster
Mark Tardi
Elizabeth Clark Wessel
Angela Veronica Wong

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Author biographies:

Rae Armantrout’s most recent books, Versed, Money Shot, Just Saying, Itself, Partly: New and Selected Poems, Entanglements, (a chapbook selection of poems in conversation with physics), and Wobble were published by Wesleyan University Press. Wobble, a finalist for the 2018 National Book Award, was selected by Library Journal as one of the seven best poetry books of 2018. In 2010 her book Versed won the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry and The National Book Critics Circle Award. Her poems have appeared in many anthologies and journals including Poetry, Conjunctions, Lana Turner, The Nation, The New Yorker, Bomb, Harper’s, The Paris Review, Postmodern American Poetry: a Norton Anthology, The Open Door: 100 Poems, 100 Years of Poetry Magazine, etc.   She is recently retired from UC San Diego where she was professor of poetry and poetics. She lives in the Seattle area.

Jeannine Hall Gailey served as the second Poet Laureate of Redmond, Washington. She's the author of five books of poetry: Becoming the VillainessShe Returns to the Floating WorldUnexplained FeversThe Robot Scientist’s Daughter, and Field Guide to the End of the World, winner of the Moon City Press Book Prize and the SFPA's Elgin Award. Her work appeared in journals such as American Poetry ReviewNotre Dame Review and Prairie Schooner. Her web site is Twitter and Instagram: @webbish6.

Stefania Heim is author of the poetry collections HOUR BOOK (Ahsahta Press, 2019) and A Table That Goes On for Miles (Switchback Books, 2014). The recipient of a 2019 NEA Translation Fellowship, her book of translations of metaphysical artist Giorgio de Chirico's Italian poems, Geometry of Shadows, is forthcoming with A Public Space Books. She teaches at Western Washington University.

Anna Maria Hong is the author of the novella H & G (Sidebrow Books), winner of the A Room of Her Own Foundation’s Clarissa Dalloway Prize, and Age of Glass, winner of Cleveland State University Poetry Center’s First Book Poetry Competition and the Poetry Society of America’s 2019 Norma Farber First Book Award. Her second poetry collection, Fablesque, won Tupelo Press’s Berkshire Prize and is forthcoming in June 2020. A former Bunting Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, she has published work in The Nation, The Iowa Review, Ecotone, amberflora, jubilat, Fence, New Delta Review, Jet Fuel Review, Jacket2, American Book Review, Poetry Daily, The Best American Poetry, and many other publications.

Carrie Hunter received her MFA/MA in the Poetics program at New College of California, is on the editorial board of Black Radish Books, and edited the chapbook press, ypolita press, for 11 years. She has two books out with Black Radish Books, The Incompossible and Orphan Machines, and has published around 15 chapbooks, the most recent, Series out of Sequence, from above/ground press. Her third full length book, Vibratory Milieu, is forthcoming from Nightboat Books in 2020. She lives in San Francisco and teaches ESL.

Michael Leong teaches in the School of Critical Studies at CalArts. His most recent books are Who Unfolded My Origami Brain? (Fence Digital, 2017) and Words on Edge (Black Square Editions, 2018).

erica lewis lives in San Francisco. In addition to mary wants to be a superwoman, her books include the precipice of jupitercamera obscura (both collaborations with artist Mark Stephen Finein), murmur in the inventorydaryl hall is my boyfriend, and mary wants to be a superwoman. She was born in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Melanie Noel is the author of The Monarchs (Stockport Flats, 2013) and a Ringing (Goodmorning Menagerie, 2019). Her poems have also appeared in THERMOS, Weekday, La Norda Especialo, Seattle Review of Books, and The Arcadia Project.

Bronka Nowicka is a Polish theatre and TV director, screenwriter, poet and interdisciplinary artist. She is a graduate of the National Film School in Lodz, Poland, and the Cracow Academy of Fine Arts. Her literary debut, Nakarmic kamien [To Feed the Stone] was awarded the 2016 Nike Literary Award and the Zloty Srodek Poezji Award [“Golden Mean of Poetry”]. In 2017, she was a laureate of the New Voices from Europe project. The English-language debut of To Feed The Stone is forthcoming from Dalkey Archive Press in 2020.

Meredith Stricker is a visual artist and poet working in cross-genre media. She is the author of Our Animal, Omnidawn Open Book Prize; Tenderness Shore which received the National Poetry Series Award; Alphabet Theater, mixed-media performance poetry from Wesleyan University Press; Mistake, Caketrain Chapbook Award and anemochore selected for the Gloria Anzaldúa chapbook prize, Newfound Press. She was short-listed for the Four Quartets Prize from the Poetry Society of America and the T.S. Eliot Foundation for anemochore. Her work will appear in the 2019 Best American Experimental Writing anthology from Wesleyan. She co-directs visual poetry studio, a collaborative that focuses on architecture in Big Sur, California and projects to bring together artists, writers, musicians and experimental forms.

Katarzyna Szuster earned her MA in English studies from the University of Lodz, Poland and was a lecturer at the Department of Foreign Languages, University of Nizwa in Oman. She has translated various Polish poets into English, such as Miron Białoszewski, Justyna Bargielska, and Bronka Nowicka. Her translations have been published in Aufgabe, Free Over Blood, Moria, Biweekly, Words without Borders, diode, Toad Press and Tripwire. Her translation of Bronka Nowicka’s To Feed The Stone is forthcoming from Dalkey Archive Press in 2020.

Mark Tardi is originally from Chicago and earned his MFA from Brown University. His publications include the books The Circus of Trust, Airport music, and Euclid Shudders. He has guest-curated a selection of contemporary Polish poetry for the international journals Aufgabe and Berlin Quarterly, and recent work has appeared or is forthcoming in Notre Dame Review, The Continental Review, Berkeley Poetry Review, Jet Fuel Review, textsound and Tammy. He has received fellowships from the Vermont Studio Center, Millay Colony for the Arts, the Djerassi Foundation, and Brown University. A former Fulbright scholar, he now lives with his family and two dogs in a village in central Poland and is on faculty at the University of Łódź.

Elizabeth Clark Wessel is the author of four chapbooks of poetry, a founding editor at Argos Book, and the translator of numerous novels from the Swedish, including most recently What We Owe by Golnaz Hashemzadeh Bonde. Originally from rural Nebraska, she spent many years living in New York and Connecticut, and these days calls Stockholm, Sweden home. She has translated a chapbook of poems called Seeking an Older, Well-Educated Gentleman by Kristina Lugn that is forthcoming from Bloof in 2019.

Angela Veronica Wong is a writer, artist, and educator living in New York City. She is the author of Elsa: An Unauthorized Autobiography (Black Radish Books, 2017), the full-length How to Survive a Hotel Fire (Coconut Books) and the chapbook Dear Johnny, In Your Last Letter, a winner of the Poetry Society of America New York Fellowship. Her poetry has been anthologized in The Best American Poetry (with Amy Lawless) and Please Excuse This Poem.

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