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Jill Magi, Joe Hall, Marty Cain and Angela Veronica Wong

Jill Magi is a writer, artist, critic, and educator working in text, image, and textile. She is the author of Threads (Futurepoem 2007), Torchwood(Shearsman 2008), SLOT (Ugly Duckling Presse 2011), Cadastral Map (Shearsman 2011), LABOR (Nightboat 2014), SIGN CLIMACTERIC (Hostile Books 2017), and a scholarly monograph on textimage hybridity entitled Pageviews/Innervisions (Rattapallax/Moving Furniture Press 2014). Recent work has appeared or is forthcoming in Boston Review, Tupelo Quarterly, Pheobe, Rivulet, and Best American Experimental Writing 2018. In October of this year Jill blogged for the Poetry Foundation, and in the spring of 2015 Jill wrote weekly commentaries for Jacket2 on “a textile poetics.” Other essays have appeared in The Edinburgh University Press Critical Medical Humanities ReaderThe Force of What’s Possible: Accessibility and the Avant-garde, The Racial Imaginary: Writers on Race in the Life of the Mind, and The Eco-Language Reader. Jill has been awarded residencies as a writer with the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace program, as a visual artist with the Brooklyn Textile Arts Center, and in 2010 Poets & Writers Magazine named her as among the most inspiring writers in the world. She has had solo shows with Tashkeel in Dubai, and with the Project Space Gallery at New York University Abu Dhabi. Currently Jill teaches in the literature/creative writing and visual arts programs at NYU Abu Dhabi where she joined the faculty in 2013.

Joe Hall is a writer, researcher, and educator in Buffalo and Ithaca, New York. He is the author of three collections of poetry: Someone’s Utopia, The Devotional Poems, and Pigafetta Is My Wife (Black Ocean 2013 & 2010). With Chad Hardy, he co-authored The Container Store Vols I & II (SpringGun 2012). With Cheryl Quimba, he co-authored May I Softly Walk (Poetry Crush 2014). With Ryan Kaveh Sheldon and Angela Veronica Wong, he runs Hostile Books, a publishing collective dedicated to radical materiality. Hall has taught community based creative writing workshops through the Worker Center in Buffalo and Just Buffalo Literary Center. He has eight years of university teaching experience including introductory, intermediate, and advanced creative writing workshops as well as environmental literature. Hall received a PhD in Literature from the University at Buffalo, SUNY in 2018 where he wrote a dissertation on liquid commons in literature. In 2015, The Journal of Post Colonial Studies published his article on figures of water and waste in Palestinian literature.

Marty Cain is the author of Kids of the Black Hole (Trembling Pillow Press, 2017). His work appears in Fence, Tarpaulin Sky, Action Yes, Dream Pop Press, Apartment Poetry, and elsewhere. He holds an MFA from the University of Mississippi, and is currently pursuing a PhD at Cornell, where he studies rural poetry communities. In Ithaca, New York, he co-edits Garden-Door Press and helps run the Party Fawn Reading Series.

Angela Veronica Wong is the author of ELSA: AN UNAUTHORIZED AUTOBIOGRAPHY (Black Radish Books, 2017), the full-length HOW TO SURVIVE A HOTEL FIRE (Coconut Books) and the chapbook Dear Johnny, In Your Last Letter, a winner of the Poetry Society of America New York Fellowship. Her poetry has been anthologized in The Best American Poetry (with Amy Lawless) and Please Excuse This Poem. Her fiction has appeared in Denver Quarterly.