Christopher Bock's poetry and criticism has previously appeared or is forthcoming in Jacket
, Harvard Review
, Tuesday; An Art Project
, Fulcrum: an annual of poetry and poetics
, The Spare Smoke
, and elsewhere. As of Summer 2012, he lives in New York City with his fiancée.
Julia Druk is a digital product manager for Marvel Comics by day, and a writer, translator, and rogue literary editor by night. She has recently edited Fleeing from Absence
(2009), a collection of four essays on time, space and information by Olga Ast. Her translations appear in The Days are Getting Longer
(2012), a selection of poems by Vladimir Druk. Her own essays and ruminations on technology and society have been published in Infinite Instances: Studies and Images of Time
(2011), among others.
Vladimir Druk is a Russian-born writer, poet, and founding member of the Moscow Poetry Club during the waning years of the Soviet Union. He is considered one of the leaders of the new wave of avant-garde Russian literature, and is highly regarded for his experimental verse, echoing the work of Khlebnikov and the early Futurists of Russia, a vital poetry which digs into the roots of language in an effort to untangle the meaning beyond. Druk is the author of four books, including Kommutator
(1992) and The Disposable Birds
(2009). His work has appeared in numerous literary journals and leading poetry anthologies such as Crossing Century: The New Russian Poetry
and Third Wave
, and has been translated into over 15 languages.
Since immigrating to the United States in 1994, Druk has been living and working in New York.
Julia Forrest is a Brooklyn-based artist. "Surrounded
by the constant creativity in NY and only a subway ride away from any
museum or gallery, I constantly involve myself in the art world. I work
mostly in film and print all images myself in a darkroom I built within my
apartment. My own art has always been my top priority in life and in this
digital world, I will continue to work with old processing. Anything can
simply be done in photoshop, I prefer to take the camera, a tool of showing
reality, and experiment with what I can do in front of the lens. I create
surreal environments, tricking the camera into what it sees."
Raised on the hard streets of Silicon Valley, Suzy Kopf currently lives
and works in baby-laden Southern Brooklyn. She graduated from The New
School University with degrees in Fine Arts and Art History. Her work is
based in print and paint with a focus on our history with the digital.
SOO IM LEE
Soo Im Lee was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea and received her B.F.A. and M.F.A. from Hong-Ik University. She was an art teacher for three years at a junior high school in Korea until she moved to New York to continue her education. She graduated from New York University with an M.A. in Printmaking. She has done numerous one-person and group shows in Madrid, Seoul, Los Angeles, and New York. Soo Im Lee lives and paints in Brooklyn, New York.
Siobhan McBride was born in Seoul and grew up in Queens, NY. She received
her MFA in painting from the University of Pennsylvania in 2005. Her
paintings combine disparate yet familiar fragments into spaces that are
still, anxious, and temperamental. Her work aims to create conscious
worlds with a sense of incongruity and common magic. Siobhan has been
awarded residencies with the Vermont Studio Center (Johnson, VT), Jentel
(Banner, WY), Yaddo (Saratoga Springs, NY), the Roswell Artist in Residence
Program (Roswell, NM) ,and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's Workspace
Program (New York, NY). Her work has been shown most recently at Camel Art
Space in Brooklyn, NY and with Projective City in Paris.
Maya Pindyck is a poet and visual artist. She is the author of Friend
(New Rivers Press, 2009) and Locket, Master
of America, 2006). Most recently, her work has appeared in Narrative
, Southern Indiana Review
, and The New Haven Review
Ron Pullins is a playwright, writer and publisher living in Newburyport, MA, with
his beloved playwrighting partner, Leslie Powell. He has written by himself or
co-written with Leslie a dozen plays of various lengths that have been read,
performed and produced around the country. His company, Focus Publishing, publishes
books in Classical and modern languages, many of which employ feature films as
tools for foreign language acquisition, as well as editions of Shakespeare,
philosophy and theater.
HEIDI SHIRA TANNENBAUM
Heidi Shira Tannenbaum is a volunteer coordinator at Housing Works Bookstore and Cafe. She serves on the editorial board of the PEN America Journal. She lives in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.