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Maryam Monalisa Gharavi is an artist, poet, and researcher. Book publications include a translation of Waly Salomão’s Algaravias: Echo Chamber (Ugly Duckling Presse), nominated for a PEN Award for Poetry in Translation; the poetry volume The Distancing Effect (BlazeVOX); and Bio(Inventory Press), the first book composed on Twitter without the use of tweets. Artist books include Apparent Horizon 2 (Bonington Gallery); Alphabet of an Unknown City (Belladonna*), Secret Catalan Poem (The Elephants), Mohammad Wikipedia Book (Recess), and the co-authored (with Mirene Arsanios) Dictionary of Night (Ashkal Alwan). She lives and works in New York.


Tyhe Cooper is a writer working in experimental prose, poetry, and digitality. They are the Production Editor and a poetry events curator at the Brooklyn Rail.


Karen Lepri is the author of Incidents of Scattering (Noemi, 2013). Her work has appeared in 6x6, Boston Review, Chicago Review, Conjunctions, Lana Turner, and elsewhere. She teaches writing at NYU.


Eric Baus is the author of How I Became a Hum (Octopus Books, 2019), The Tranquilized Tongue (City Lights, 2014) and other books. He teaches at Regis University and lives in Denver, Colorado.


Lee Ann Brown is the author of numerous poetry books including as Polyverse (Sun & Moon Press), The Sleep That Changed Everything(Wesleyan University Press), In the Laurels, Caught (Fence Books), Crowns of Charlotte (Carolina Wren Press), and Other Archer (CIMP), as well as numerous collaborative projects and performances such as Bagatelles for Cornell (Propolis Press) and an upcoming appearance as "The Vision" in a Torn Page parlor's Michael McClure's anti-war play Spider Rabbit. Critical and curatorial work includes editing Tender Buttons Press, which she talked about on Publishing-in-Transit: Tender Buttons Press: Editors and Writers in Conversation and co-editor of a book on Black Mountain College, Far from the Centers of Ambition (Lorimer Press), one of 32 poets writing Midwinter Constellation (Black Lawrence Press), and an essay on Carla Harryman in Laynie Browne's A Forest on Many Stems: Essays on the Poets Novel (Nightboat).


Jennifer Bonilla-Edgington is an artist and writer who lives by the Sea with her husband, Colin, baby boy Wolfgang and dog Jasper J Stone.


Roberto Tejada is the author, most recently, of the poetry collection Why the Assembly Disbanded (Fordham University Press, 2022); Still Nowhere in an Empty Vastness (Noemi, 2019), a LatinX poetics on colonial settlement and cultural counter-conquest in art and literature of the Americas; as well as catalog essays in Celia Álvarez Muñoz: Obras (Art League Houston, 2020) and Allora & Calzadilla: Specters of Noon (Yale, 2021). The poems here are from his forthcoming book Carbonate of Copper.

In Conversation

Mark Pawlak with Michael Basinski

Michael Basinski is an American text, visual, and sound poet. He was curator of the Poetry Collection of the University Libraries, SUNY Buffalo. He performs as a solo poet and with the sound ensemble Buffluxus. His latest book is The Blob available from Pinsapo Press.


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