Kristen Case, Samira Negrouche, Anna Moschovakis, Megan Fernandes & Sarah Riggs

Kristen Case is the author of Little Arias (New Issues, 2015) and the critical study American Pragmatism and Poetic Practice: Crosscurrents from Emerson to Susan Howe (Camden House, 2011). A chapbook, Temple, was published by MIEL in 2014. She is also the editor of The Concord Saunterer: A Journal of Thoreau Studies and co-editor of Thoreau at Two-Hundred: Essays and Reassessments, forthcoming from Cambridge University Press. Her new book project is titled Toward Writing: Critical Practice and the Abandonment of Critique. She teaches American literature at the University of Maine at Farmington.

Pomme & Granite is Sarah Riggs' fifth book of poetry in English, following Waterwork (Chax, 2007), Chain of Minuscule Decisions in the Form of a Feeling (Reality Street, 2007), 60 Textos (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2010), and Autobiography of Envelopes (Burning Deck, 2012). She has published numerous collections in France, including 43 post-Its and 28 télégrammes (Editions de l'Attente, 2006 & 2009), and the bi-lingual poem "Each dix minutes" (Contrat Maint, 2015). Her translations from contemporary French poetry into English include books by Etel Adnan, Marie Borel, Isabelle Garron, Ryoko Sekiguchi, and Oscarine Bosquet. Sarah Riggs' writing pushes into other forms, especially film, painting and dance. Her feature-length film, Six Lives: A Cinepoem (2014), plumbs the depths of understanding between film, the eye and the body through the work of Virginia Woolf (www.sarahriggs.org). Her paintings and drawings have been shown at galleries in Montreal and Paris, and her work in movement and text at spaces in Marrakech, Casablanca and New York through the collective Tamaas (www.tamaas.org) which she co-directs with writer and curator Omar Berrada.  Riggs currently teaches at Pratt Institute.

Megan Fernandes is the author of The Kingdom and After (Tightrope Books) and two chapbooks of poetry with Dancing Girl Press and Corrupt Press. Her work has been published in the Boston Review, the Volta, Pank, Guernica, Rattle, among others. Currently, she is an assistant professor of English at Lafayette College and lives in NYC.

Samira Negrouche is an Algerian poet who writes in French. Trained as a doctor, she lives in Algiers where she is now devoting herself exclusively to her writing projects.

Anna Moschovakis is a writer, translator, and educator who also edits books with the Brooklyn-based publishing collective Ugly Duckling Presse.