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“eat white” by Roberto Harrison

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Harrison_PhotoRoberto Harrison is the author of Os (subpress, 2006), Counter Daemons (Litmus Press, 2006), bicycle (Noemi Press, forthcoming 2015), culebra (Green Lantern Press, forthcoming 2015), as well as many chapbooks. With Andrew Levy he edited Crayon magazine from 1997 to 2008. He lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.






“A Common Amnesia” by Alex Cuff

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alexcuffAlex Cuff lives in brooklyn where she teaches at a public high school and edits No, Dear magazine.







“Nicotiana Aflame” by Adjua Gargi Nzinga Greaves

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AGNGbyPatlen2014Adjua Gargi Nzinga Greaves is an information artist making relational work in New York City and is the founder of unschoolMFA — an exploration of extra-institutional higher education. She is inspired by wilderness and machines.








from NEGATIVITY’S KISS by Alice Notley

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Alice OwlAlice Notley has published over thirty books of poetry, including (most recently) Songs and Stories of the Ghouls, Negativity’s Kiss, and the chapbook Secret I D. With her sons Anselm and Edmund Berrigan, she edited both The Collected Poems of Ted Berrigan and The Selected Poems of Ted Berrigan. Notley has received many awards including the Academy of American Poets’ Lenore Marshall Prize, the Poetry Society of America’s Shelley Award, the Griffin Prize, two NEA Grants, and the Los Angeles Times Book Award for Poetry. She lives and writes in Paris, France.


“Oblique Archive VI: John Cage, Aram Saroyan, Isidore Isou” by Francesca Capone


Capone_PhotoFrancesca Capone is an artist working at the confluence of visual art and literature. Her most recent exhibition, Oblique Archive at Peninsula Art Space in Brooklyn was reviewed by The Brooklyn Rail and The Wild Magazine. She is currently collaborating with Kristen Mueller on a web-based project called Scroll-i-n-g, included in
HQHQ Portland’s publication The Pain Quitodian. Recent work has been published by Gauss PDF and Petrella’s Imports. Her work will be included in the forthcoming anthology The New Concrete (Hayward, 2015). She is currently completing an MFA in Interdisciplinary Writing at Brown University.


excerpt from “Memories of You (after Thelonious Monk)” by Miriam Atkin

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599899_456613284350959_1325780689_nMiriam Atkin is a writer and performance artist based in New York City. Her work has been largely concerned with the possibilities of poetry as an oral medium in conversation with avant-garde film, music and dance. Since 2010, she has collaborated with artist Kurt Ralske on various multimedia experiments combining poetry with the moving image, including their 2011 artists’ book, Rediscovering German Futurism: 1920-1929. Miriam regularly contributes art criticism to Art in America and ArtCritical, and her poetry has been published in the Boog City Reader and This Image journal. She is pursuing a PhD in English at CUNY Graduate Center and teaches writing and literature at Lehman College.





Betsy Fagin Announced as the 2015-2017 Poetry Project Newsletter Editor

The Poetry Project is pleased to announce Betsy Fagin’s two-year appointment (2015-17) as the new editor of The Poetry Project Newsletter. The Poetry Project Newsletter is published quarterly and was previous edited by Ted Dodson (2013-15).

BetsyBetsy Fagin is the author of All is not yet lost (Belladonna, 2015) and Names Disguised (Make Now Press, 2014) as well as a number of chapbooks. She received degrees in literature and creative writing from Vassar College and Brooklyn College and completed her MLS degree in Information Studies at the University of Maryland where she was an American Library Association Spectrum Scholar.




“OFF SHROUD” by Michael Gizzi

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Collected Poems of Michael GizziMichael Gizzi was born on February 13, 1949, in Schenectady, NY. He received his BA and MFA from Brown University. For seven years he worked as a tree surgeon in southeastern New England, before moving in the early 1980s to the Berkshires where he taught at Lenox High for many years. In 2003, he returned to Providence to teach at Roger Williams College and Brown University. The author of more than fifteen books of poetry, he also worked as an editor with Hard Press, “Lingo” magazine, and Qua Books. He died in Providence, late September, 2010.






“he was born” by Amber Atiya

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amz at hifi bar dec 2014Amber Atiya is the author of the chapbook the fierce bums of doo-wop (Argos Books, 2014). Her poems have been published most recently in Nepantla: A Journal Dedicated to Queer Poets of Color, Boston Review, Black Renaissance Noire, Atlas Review, and Apogee Journal. A proud native Brooklynite, she is a member of a women’s writing group that will be celebrating thirteen years next spring.







Excerpt from THE FORGETTABLE SAGA OF DONNA WANNA by Laryssa Husiak

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Photo Credit: Sunita Prasad

Photo Credit: Sunita Prasad

Laryssa Husiak is theater artist living in Minneapolis with roots in New York City. In January 2014, her original play She Is King premiered at the Incubator Arts Project. The show, in which she stars as Billie Jean King, will tour to Portland, Oregon in Spring 2015. She has written numerous short plays and solo performances that have been performed at venues throughout NYC, including La MaMa ETC, HERE Arts Center and Dixon Place. Laryssa has been awarded grants from the Iowa Arts Council, Art Matters and the Yip Harburg Foundation; and fellowships from the MacDowell Colony and Yaddo. She was a finalist for the 2014 Leslie Scalapino Award for her play THE FORGETTABLE SAGA OF DONNA WANNA. Laryssa is a member of the Obie Award-winning theater company Two-Headed Calf and a founding member of their Dyke Division. She attended NYU’s Experimental Theater Wing and holds of Master of Social Work from Columbia University.