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Lewis Warsh: Part of His History

Steve Clay is the publisher of Granary Books, as well as an editor, curator, archivist, and writer specializing in literature and art of the 1960s, ’70s, and ’80s. He is the author or editor of several volumes including, most recently, Intermedia, Fluxus, and the Something Else Press: Selected Writings by Dick Higgins.

Brooklyn 2020

Steven Taylor is a writer and musician living in Brooklyn. His latest works are Don’t Hide the Madness: William S. Burroughs in Conversation with Allen Ginsberg, from Three Rooms Press, and Songs of Innocence and of Experience, from Ace Records.

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Jennifer Soong is the author of Near, At (Futurepoem, 2019) and a forthcoming chapbook When I Ask My Friend (Doublecross Press, 2021), which is one half of a collaborative project with Daniel Owen. She lives in New Jersey.

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Rae Armantrout’s most recent book is Conjure (Wesleyan, 2020). She lives in the Seattle area.

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Robert Hershon’s most recent book is END OF THE BUSINESS DAY, his 15th. He has been co-editor of Hanging Loose Press since its founding in 1966.

from The Songs of Raimbaut D’Aurenga

Raimbaut D’Aurenga (1147–1173) was the lord of Orange. He wrote poems in the troubadour milieu, of which thirty nine remain. He was a well-known poet in his short life, celebrated by his friends and other troubadours, and lived a decadent life before dying in a pandemic in 1173.

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Pat Nolan’s poems, prose, and translations have appeared in literary magazines and anthologies in North America as well as in Europe and Asia. Author of over a dozen books of poetry and two novels, he is the co-founder of Nualláin House, Publishers, and also maintains Parole, the blog of The New Black Bart Poetry Society. He lives among the redwood wilds along the Russian River in Northern California.

from Except for This Unseen Thread

Ra’ad Abdulqadir (1953–2003) is a pioneer of the Iraqi prose poem, the author of five poetry collections, and a lifelong editor of Aqlam, Iraq’s leading literary magazine. Though a lifetime literary editor at the Ministry of Culture, Ra’ad’s last two manuscripts, Falcon with Sun Overhead and The Age of Entertainment, were blocked from being published in Iraq until after his death.

from Tec Alliance

Roberto Harrison is the author of Tropical Lung: exi(s)t(s), due out soon in 2021 from Omnidawn. He was the Milwaukee Poet Laureate for 2017–2019.

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