Wednesday, June 17, 2020

issue eleven: guest-edited by Elizabeth Robinson


edited by Elizabeth Robinson
the eleventh issue features new work by:

Susanne Dyckman
Alice Jones
Mia Ayumi Malhotra
Monica Mody
Ginny Threefoot
Jamie Townsend
Hazel White
Maw Shein Win
Kelleen Zubick

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Contributor Notes

Susanne Dyckman is the author of two full-length collections of poetry, A Dark Ordinary (Furniture Press Books), and equilibrium’s form (Shearsman Books), as well as the chapbooks, Counterweight, Transiting Indigo, Source, Hearing Loss, and, in collaboration with Elizabeth Robinson, Vivian Maier - 11 Photographs in 20 poems. She has co-edited Five Fingers Review and Instance Press, and for a number of years has hosted the Evelyn Avenue reading series. She lives and writes in Albany, California.

Alice Jones’s books of poems include The Knot and Isthmus from Alice James Books, Extreme Directions from Omnidawn, Gorgeous Mourning, which won the Robert H. Winner Award from the Poetry Society of America, and Plunge, which was a finalist for the Northern California Book Award in Poetry. Vault is forthcoming. She practices psychoanalysis in Berkeley and is a co-editor of Apogee Press.

Mia Ayumi Malhotra is the author of Isako Isako, finalist for the California Book Award and winner of the 2017 Alice James Award, a Nautilus Gold Award, a National Indie Excellence Award, and a Maine Literary Award. She is a Kundiman and VONA/Voices Fellow, and her poems have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including The Yale Review, Indiana Review, and Ink Knows No Borders: Poems of the Immigrant and Refugee Experience

Monica Mody is the author of Kala Pani (1913 Press) and two cross-genre chapbooks. Her poetry also appears in Poetry International, The Indian Quarterly, Eleven Eleven, Boston Review, Mission at Tenth, and Yes Poetry, among other places. She is the recipient of awards including the Kore Award for Best Dissertation in Women and Mythology from the Association for the Study of Women and Mythology, the Nicholas Sparks Postgraduate Writer-in-Residence Prize from the University of Notre Dame, Naropa's Zora Neale Hurston Award, and the Toto Funds the Arts Award for Creative Writing. Monica holds a PhD in East West Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies, an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Notre Dame, and is a Bachelor of Arts and Law from NLSIU Bangalore. She was born in Ranchi, and currently lives by the ocean without a cat in San Francisco. 

Ginny Threefoot holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Recent work has appeared or is forthcoming in Tupelo QuarterlyCaliban, and Poet Lore. She has collaborated with artist Anne Lindberg in exhibitions at Carrie Secrist Gallery in Chicago and Haw Contemporary in Kansas City, MO. Their next exhibit will open at the Figge Art Museum in Davenport, IA, in September, 2020.

Jamie Townsend is a genderqueer poet and editor living in Oakland. They are half-responsible for Elderly, a publishing experiment and hub of ebullience and disgust. They are the author of Pyramid Song (above/ground press, 2018), and Sex Machines (blush, 2019) as well as the full-length collection Shade (Elis Press, 2015). They are also the editor of Beautiful Aliens: A Steve Abbott Reader (Nightboat, 2019) and Libertines in the Ante-Room of Love:Poets on Punk (Jet Tone, 2019).

Hazel White is the author of Peril as Architectural Enrichment (Kelsey Street Press), and of Vigilance Is No Orchard (Nightboat Books), which was a finalist for the California Book Award, National Poetry Series, and Fence Ottoline Prize. She's an affiliate artist at Headlands Center for the Arts and recipient of a Creative Work Fund grant.

Maw Shein Win's publications include poetry chapbooks Ruins of a glittering palace (SPA) and Score and Bone (Nomadic Press). Invisible Gifts: Poems was published by Manic D Press in 2018. She was the first poet laureate of El Cerrito, California (2016 - 2018), and her second full-length collection Storage Unit for the Spirit House will be published by Omnidawn in fall 2020.

Kelleen Zubick's poetry has appeared in a number of journals including, Agni Online, Barrow Street, Dogwood, Many Mountains Moving, The Seattle Review, Puerto Del Sol, The Massachusetts Review, The Antioch Review, and Willow Springs.  The included poems are sparks from a year-long guided exploration of Emily Dickinson led by Elizabeth Robinson.  Kelleen received an MFA in Creative Writing from Arizona State University and has been awarded artist residencies from the Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies (MN) and from the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts (NE).  She lives with her family in Denver, where she directs Share Our Strength’s Colorado anti-hunger efforts.

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