Christine Shan Shan Hou, Andriniki Mattis, Dara Cerv & Alan Felsenthal

Christine Shan Shan Hou is a poet and artist based in Brooklyn, NY. Publications include Community Garden for Lonely Girls (Gramma 2017),“I'm Sunlight” (The Song Cave 2016), C O N C R E T E S O U N D (2011) a collaborative artists’ book with artist Audra Wolowiec, and Accumulations (Publication Studio 2010). Her poems have been featured in Poor Claudia, Fanzine, Elderly, and iO: A Journal of New American Poetry amongst others.

Dara Cerv is the author of a chapbook, Bath Poems, published by Sixth Finch in 2015. Her poetry recently appears in Cosmonauts Ave. and Reality Beach. Her visual art has appeared in collaboration with the poetry of Christine Shan Shan Hou in Parallax, Emily Skillings in Hyperallergic, Ali Power in Poor Claudia, and on a broadside in celebration of a performance of John Ashbury's "Litany" at the Poetry Project. Dara works in New York and lives in Brooklyn. 

Alan Felsenthal runs a small press called The Song Cave. With Ben Estes, he edited A Dark Dreambox of Another Kind: The Poems of Alfred Starr Hamilton. His writing has appeared in BOMB, The Brooklyn Rail, Critical Quarterly, Fence, jubilat, and Harper’s. Lowly, published by Ugly Duckling Presse, is his first collection of poems.

Andriniki Mattis is a poet from and living in Brooklyn with a degree in Political & Poetic Resistance. They have received fellowships from Cave Canem & Poets House. Their work has appeared or is forthcoming in Nepantla, Cortland Review, Paperbag Journal, TypoMag and THEM journal.