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Greg Purcell, Ish Klein & Karen Weiser

Ish Klein is the author of Union! (2009), Moving Day (2011), and Consolation and Mirth (2015), all published by Canarium Books. In 2011, Poor Claudia released a collection of her short films, Success Window. Her poems have also appeared in numerous magazines and her films have played at festivals around the world. She lives in Western Massachusetts.

Greg Purcell’s poetry has appeared in The Brooklyn Rail, The Agriculture Reader, Open City and New American Writing, and has been anthologized in A Best of Fence: The First Nine Years. He is a founder of the Connecticut River Valley Poet's Theater, and he lives in Amherst, MA, with his partner Ish Klein.

Photo credit: Laurie Lambrecht

Photo credit: Laurie Lambrecht

Karen Weiser is the author of To Light Out (UDP), Dear Pierre (Well Greased Press), Placefullness (UDP), and Pitching Woo (Cy Press). She was recently awarded a Robert Rauschenberg Foundation residency, a Process Space residency through the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and a New York Foundation of the Arts Fellowship in Poetry. She is currently working on the libretto for an opera ("You Who Made the Heavens Incline") about one of the first great composers, Kassia, a 9th century Byzantine nun, in addition to writing a young adult fantasy novel. She lives in New York City where she teaches and writes on 19th century American Literature.