Year 5 (Fall 2019)
Anne Kawala was born in 1980 in Herlincourt, a small town in northern France. She’s been awarded grants and residencies by the French National Book Centre, Moly Sabata, the Akademie Schloss Solitude, the Chartreuse in Villeneuve lez Avignon, and elsewhere. Her books include F.aire L.a F.eui||e (f.l.f) (Le clou dans le fer, 2008), Le cowboy et le poète (Chevauchépris) (L’attente, 2011), part & (Joca Seria, 2011), De la rose et du renard, leurs couleurs et odeurs, (CipM, IFs Beyrouth / Saïda, 2012), Le déficit indispensable (screwball) (Sarl Al Dante, 2016), and Au cœur du cœur de l’écrin (Editions Lanskine). She lives in Nantes.
Kit Schluter (Boston, 1989) is a poet-translator & bookmaker living in Mexico City. His poetry & stories have appeared in Boston Review, BOMB, Folder, Hyperallergic, and in the chapbooks Inclusivity Blueprint, Journals, Translations of Forgetting, Without is a Part of Origin, and the newly released collections of stories and drawings, 5 Cartoons/5 caricaturas (tr. Mariana Rodríguez) and The Good in Having a Nuclear Family. Among his published and forthcoming translations from the French, Occitan, and Spanish are books by Olivia Tapiero (Phototaxis, Nightboat) Anne Kawala (Screwball, Canarium), Jaime Saenz (The Cold, Poor Claudia), Michel Surya (Dead End, Inside the Castle), Julio Torri (Essays & Poems, Archivo48), Marcel Schwob (The Book of Monelle; The Children’s Crusade, feat. foreword by J.L. Borges, & The King in the Golden Mask, Wakefield Press), Amandine André (Circle of Dogs with Jocelyn Spaar; Some Thing, with Lindsay Turner, Solar Luxuriance), and Clamenç Llansana (Goliard Songs, Anomalous), with others on the way. Completed translations of Pierre Alferi’s Chercher une phrase, in collaboration with Anna Moschovakis. He is recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship in translation, a Glascock Prize, and a “Discovery”/Boston Review Prize, and holds an MFA in poetry from Brown University. Kit co-edits O’clock Press, designs for Nightboat Books and Juan Malasuertes Editories, and with Tatiana Lipkes organizes the monthly reading series at Aeromoto, a public arts library in Mexico City.
Anthony Madrid is the author of two books, Try Never (2017) and I Am Your Slave Now Do What I Say (2012), both published by Canarium Books, as well as two chapbooks, The Getting Rid (Tammy Books, 2016) and The 580 Strophes (Cosa Nostra Editions, 2009). His poems have also appeared in Poetry, Lana Turner, Boston Review, Fence, Gulf Coast, and elsewhere. He lives in Victoria, Texas.
Chika Sagawa, whose real name was Aiko Kawasaki, was one of the first female modernist poets in Japan, and was an esteemed member of the literary community surrounding Katue Kitasono. After her death, her poems were collected and edited by Ito Sei and published as The Collected Poems(Shourinsha, 1936).
Darcie Dennigan is the author of Palace of Subatomic Bliss (Canarium Books, 2016), Madame X (Canarium Books, 2012), and Corinna A-Maying the Apocalypse (selected by Alice Fulton for the Poets Out Loud Prize, Fordham University Press, 2008). Her honors include a Discovery/The Nation prize, a Rhode Island State Council of the Arts Poetry Fellowship, and the Cecil Hemley Award from the Poetry Society of America. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island.
Emily Wilson is the author of The Keep, Micrographia, and The Great Medieval Yellows (Canarium Books, 2015). She is the recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and designs and prints letterpress books under the imprint Spurwink Press.
Farnoosh Fathi is the author of Great Guns (Canarium Books, 2013). She’s the recipient of fellowships and awards from the Poetry Foundation, the Fulbright Program, and the MacDowell Colony, and her poems, translations, and prose have appeared in The Boston Review, Fence, Everyday Genius, Poetry, Jacket2, and elsewhere. She lives in Oakland, California.
Sawako Nakayasu is an artist working with language, performance, and translation – separately and in various combinations. She has lived mostly in the US and Japan, briefly in France and China, and translates from Japanese. Her books include The Ants, Mouth: Eats Color – Sagawa Chika Translations, Anti-translations, & Originals (a multilingual work of both original and translated poetry), and Costume en Face (a translation of a handwritten notebook of Tatsumi Hijikata’s dance notations). She is co-editor, with Lisa Samuels, of A Transpacific Poetics, a gathering of poetry and poetics engaging transpacific imaginaries. She teaches at Brown University.
giovanni singleton is a native of Richmond, Virginia, a former debutant, and founding editor of nocturnes (re)view of the literary arts, a journal dedicated to experimental work of the African Diaspora and other contested spaces. Her debut poetry collection, Ascension (Counterpath Press), informed by the music and life of Alice Coltrane, received the 81st California Book Award Gold Medal. She has received fellowships from the Squaw Valley Community of Writers Workshop, Napa Valley Writers Conference, and Cave Canem. singleton regularly consults and gives presentations on writing, editing, graphic design, and publishing at high schools, colleges, and conferences. Her work has appeared in What I Say: Innovative Poetry by Black Writers in America, Best American Experimental Writing, Inquiring Mind, Angles of Ascent: A Norton Anthology, and elsewhere, and has also been exhibited in the Smithsonian Institute’s American Jazz Museum, San Francisco’s first Visual Poetry and Performance Festival, and on the building of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. She has taught poetry at the de Young Museum, CalArts, Naropa University, and Sonoma State University. She was the 2015-16 Visiting Assistant Professor in the creative writing programs at New Mexico State University and currently coordinates the Lunch Poems reading series at UC Berkeley.
Gleb Shulpyakov is a Russian poet, essayist, novelist, and translator of the poetry of Ted Hughes, Robert Hass, and W. H. Auden. His first book to appear in English translation, A Fireproof Box (translated by Christopher Mattison), was published in 2011 by Canarium Books, which also published his second, Letters to Yakub, in 2014 (with the generous support of the Institute for Literary Translation in Russia). He is also the author of several novels, including Tsunami(2008) and Dante Museum (2013), as well as numerous essays, travelogues, and criticism.
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.
John Beer is the author of The Waste Land and Other Poems (Canarium Books, 2010), winner of the Norma Farber First Book Award from the Poetry Society of America, a chapbook, Lucinda (Spork Press, 2013), and the full-length verse novella of Lucinda, published by Canarium Books in 2016. He is also the editor of a selection of Robert Lax’s poems, published by Wave Books in 2013. He lives in Portland, Oregon.
Michael Morse was born in New York City and raised in Roslyn, New York. The recipient of fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, the MacDowell Colony, and Yaddo, he has published poems in various journals. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, and teaches English at the Ethical Culture Fieldston School.
Paul Killebrew was born and raised in Tennessee. He is the author of three full-length collections, To Literally You (2017), Ethical Consciousness (2013), and Flowers (2010),all published by Canarium Books. His chapbook, Forget Rita (2003), was published by the Poetry Society of America, and Ugly Duckling Presse published another, Inspector vs. Evader (2007). From 2008 to 2012 he served as a staff attorney at Innocence Project New Orleans, and he currently resides in Maryland with his family.
Robert Fernandez was born in Hartford, grew up in Miami, and now lives in Nebraska. He’s the author of Pink Reef (2013) and We Are Pharaoh (2011), both published by Canarium Books. His poems have appeared in Boston Review, Conjunctions, Volt, The Canary, American Letters & Commentary, and elsewhere. He was selected as a New American Poet by the Poetry Society of America, and he is the recipient of a Gertrude Stein Award for Innovative Poetry and a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Suzanne Buffam was born and raised in Montreal, Canada. She’s the author of three collections of poetry, A Pillow Book (Canarium Books 2016), The Irrationalist (Canarium Books, 2010), which was shortlisted for the 2011 Griffin Poetry Prize and Past Imperfect (House of Anansi Press, 2005), which won the Gerald Lampert Award. Her poems have also been published in Poetry, jubilat, A Public Space, Denver Quarterly, Colorado Review, Prairie Schooner, and many other journals. She lives in Chicago.
Tod Marshall is the author of Bugle (Canarium Books, 2014), The Tangled Line (Canarium Books, 2009) and Dare Say (University of Georgia Press, 2002). He has also published Range of the Possible: Conversations with Contemporary Poets (Eastern Washington University Press, 2002) and Range of Voices: A Collection of Contemporary Poets (Eastern Washington University Press, 2005).