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Valerie Hsiung, Aaron Kunin, Martine Bellen, Montana Ray & Jacqueline Water

Valerie Hsiung is the author of three full-length poetry collections: efg (exchange following and gene flow): a trilogy (Action Books, forthcoming 2016), incantation inarticulate (O Balthazar Press, 2013) and under your face (O Balthazar Press, 2013). She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Martine Bellen ( is the author of nine collections of poetry, including This Amazing Cage of Light: New and Selected (Spuyten Duyvil Press); The Vulnerability of Order (Copper Canyon Press); and Tales of Murasaki (Sun & Moon Press), which was a winner of the National Poetry Series. She has written the libretto for Ovidiana (composer: Greenbaum), Ah! Opera No-Opera (with David Rosenboom), which premiered at REDCAT ( and Moon in the Mirror (co-librettist: Zhang Er and composer: Stephen Dembski). Bellen has received numerous grants, including one from the New York Foundation for the Arts and a residency in Bellagio, Italy from the Rockefeller Foundation. Bellen is a contributing editor of the literary journal Conjunctions.

Aaron Kunin is the author of Cold Genius (Fence, 2014) and four other books of poetry and prose. He lives in California.

Jacqueline Waters is the author of One Sleeps the Other Doesn't (Ugly Duckling Presse) and A Minute without Danger (Adventures in Poetry). Recent poems have appeared in Little StarDreamboat and Chicago Review. She edits The Physiocrats, a pamphlet press.