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How to Breathe Underwater: The Pandemician’s Reprisal

Edwin Torres’s books of poetry include, The Animal’s Perception Of Earth (forthcoming from Doublecross Press), XoeteoX: the infinite word object (Wave Books), Ameriscopia (University of Arizona Press) and The PoPedology of an Ambient Language (Atelos Books). He is editor of the inter-genre anthology, The Body In Language: An Anthology(Counterpath Press) and has taught and performed his multi-disciplinary bodylingo poetics worldwide. Anthologies include, Fractured Ecologies, Who Will Speak For America, American Poets In The 21st Century: Poetics Of Social Engagement, Postmodern American Poetry Vol. 2, and Aloud: Voices From The Nuyorican Poets Café.

“Herewith the Prologue:”

Aditi Machado’s Emporium (Nightboat, 2020) received the James Laughlin Award for a second book of poetry. Her other works include the poetry collection Some Beheadings, a translation of Farid Tali’s Prosopopoeia, and an essay pamphlet called The End.

Muwashshaḥa Qalandariyya

Taqi al-Din ‘Ali ibn al-Maghribi was a poet of Baghdad known for his sophisticated obscenity and absurd wit. A collection of his poems was made, and his prose treatise on love (entitled The Epistle of the Two Luminaries) is remembered, but they exist in fragments now, mostly in biographical dictionaries. Ibn al-Maghribi died in 1285.

Guide for the Discouraged

Albert Mobilio’s most recent book of poems, Same Faces, is published by Black Square Editions.

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Sara Larsen is an American poet living in Berlin. Her newest book is a polyvocal exploration of punk and poetics, The Riot Grrrl Thing(Roof, 2019). Previous books include Merry Hell (Atelos, 2016), and All Revolutions Will Be Fabulous (Printing Press, 2014).

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Maureen Owen’s latest title Edges of Water is available from Chax Press. She can be found reading her work on the PennSound website. Her recent Poets on the Road tour with Barbara Henning is available at http://barbarahenning.com/category/maureenowen/

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Michael Rothenberg's most recent books of poetry include The Pillars (Contagion Press, 2020), an Arabic edition of his book Indefinite Detention: A Dog Story published in Cairo, Egypt (Arwiqa Publishers, 2020), and Drawing The Shade (Dos Madres Press, 2016). He lives in Tallahassee, Florida where he is Florida State University Libraries Poet in Residence.

Riding Death

Joseph Lease’s critically acclaimed books of poetry include Testify (Coffee House Press, 2011) and Broken World (Coffee House Press, 2007). Lease’s poems “‘Broken World’ (For James Assatly)” and “Send My Roots Rain” were anthologized in Postmodern American Poetry: A Norton Anthology (Norton). Lease’s poem “Free Again (Why don’t people)” was published in The New York Times. He is a Professor of Writing and Literature at California College of the Arts.

In Conversation

A Conversation Between Maggie Dubris & Bob Rosenthal

Maggie Dubris and Bob Rosenthal, two friends from the creatively fertile days when it was cheap to live on the Lower East Side, have recently published books that are hard to classify but a buzz to read.

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