Carlos Lara, Will Alexander, Sylvia Legris & Marcella Durand

Carlos Lara's work, including translation, has appeared in Lana Turner, Aufgabe, Gulf Coast, Paul Revere’s Horse, etc. etc. etc. He has recently co-written a book with Will Alexander called The Audiographic As Data (Oyster Moon Press), and his book-length poem, The Green Record, is forthcoming on Apostrophe Books. He’s currently translating a novel by René Crevel. He lives in New York.

Marcella Durand’s books include Deep Eco Pre, a collaboration with Tina Darragh (Little Red Leaves, 2009); AREA (Belladonna, 2008); and Traffic & Weather, a site-specific poem written during a residency at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council in downtown Manhattan (Futurepoem, 2008). Her poetry and essays on the intersections of poetry and ecology have appeared in the (eco(lang)(uage (reader), Ecopoetics, Chain, Conjunctions, NYFA Current, HOW(2), Critiphoria, and other journals. Her chapbook, Rays of the Shadow, a collection of interlinked poems based on the alexandrine, is forthcoming this Februrary from Tent Editions. Another chapbook, The Garden of M, is currently being translated by Olivier Brossard into French and will be published in December by Joca Seria Editions.

Sylvia Legris' latest poetry collection is The Hideous Hidden (Forthcoming from New Directions). Her collection Nerve Squall won both the 2006 Griffin Poetry Prize and the 2006 Pat Lowther Award. Her poems have appeared in many publications, including The New Yorker, Granta, Poetry, and Conjunctions. She lives in Saskatoon.

Will Alexander is not easily categorized. In addition to being a poet, he is also a novelist, essayist, aphorist, playwright, philosopher, visual artist, and pianist. His influences range from poetic practitioners, such as Aimé Césaire, Bob Kaufman, André Breton, Antonin Artaud, and Philip Lamantia, to the encompassing paradigm of Sri Aurobindo’s Integral Yoga, and the Egyptian worldview as understood by Cheikh Anta Diop and R.A. Schwaller de Lubicz. He lives in The City of Angels.