Notes on the Contributors


Jill Magi is the author of Threads, a hybrid work of poetry, prose, and collage, forthcoming in January 2007 from Futurepoem Books and a chapbook, Cadastral Map, published in 2005 by Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs. Her poems, prose, and visual works have appeared in HOW2, The Brooklyn Rail, Jacket, Cutbank Poetry, The New Review of Literature, Aufgabe, and Chain, and have been exhibited at the Brooklyn Arts Council Gallery, the City College Gallery, and with the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition. Jill edits Sona Books, a community-based chapbook press, with a corresponding web magazine at She teaches topics in literature, writing, and cultural studies at The City College and The Eugene Lang College of the New School University, and is a 2006-07 writer-in-residence with the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace program.

Cecilia Vicuña is a poet and visual artist, who divides her time between Chile & New York. She performs and exhibits her work widely. Her most recent books: Palabrarmas, RIL, 2005, Instan, Kelsey St Press 2002, QUIPOem, Wesleyan University 1997. Templo e'Saliva/Spit Temple, a collection of her oral performances, edited by Rosa Alcala is forthcoming by Factory School Press 2007.
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Jennifer Firestone is the author of from Flashes (Sona Books, 2006), snapshot (Sona Books, 2004), and has a chapbook forthcoming from Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs. She is the Poet in Residence at Eugene Lang (The New School), and her work has recently appeared Fourteen Hills, Can We Have Our Ball Back, Dusie, moria, MIPOesias and others.

Over the last three decades Eileen Myles has written, produced and performed a multitude of poems, plays, articles, libretti. In 1992 she conducted an openly female “write in campaign” for President of the United States. She has toured internationally with Sister Spit's Rambling Road Show and she will be touring with Sister Spit the Next Generation this spring. Sorry, Tree is forthcoming in April from Wave Books. She lives in Southern CA and New York and she teaches at Bard, Naropa and at UCSD.

Brenda Iijima is the author of Around Sea (O Books, 2004) and two forthcoming titles: Animate, Inanimate Aims (Litmus Press) and Eco Quarry Bellwether (Outside Voices). She is the editor of Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs. She lives in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn.

Joan Retallack is currently at work on an investigative poetic project titled The Reinvention of Truth. She is the author of six other poetry volumes including Memnoir, How To Do Things with Words, AFTERRIMAGES, and Errata 5uite, which won the Columbia Book Award chosen by Robert Creeley. Poetry and Pedagogy: The Challenge of the Contemporary, co-edited with Juliana Spahr, came out from Palgrave MacMillan in January 2006. The Poethical Wager, essays on poethics, was published in 2004 by the University of California Press which will also bring out her forthcoming Gertrude Stein: Selections. Retallack received a Lannan Foundation Literary Grant for Poetry in 1998 and the 1996 America Award in Belles-Lettres for MUSICAGE: John Cage in Conversation with Joan Retallack. She is John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Professor of Humanities at Bard College.


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