Volume Six

released February 2016 | poems by Anne Boyer, Florencia Castellano translated by Alexis Almeida, Rob Halpern, Carlos Lara, Jeffrey Pethybridge, Carleen Tibbetts, and Candice Wuehle

ALEXIS ALMEIDA lives in Denver. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in TYPO, Oversound, The Volta, H_NGM_N, NightBlock, and elsewhere. She is an assistant editor at Asymptote. Her chapbook of poems, Half-Shine, is forthcoming from Dancing Girl Press, and her translation of Florencia Castellano’s Propiedades vigiladas is forthcoming from Ugly Duckling Presse. She is the recent recipient of a Fulbright grant, and will be traveling to Buenos Aires in the spring. With Oren Silverman, she edits Poem Not Born.

FLORENCIA CASTELLANO (Buenos Aires, 1975) is the author of Un ruiseñor completamente blanco and Relieves de dispersión. She was part of the editorial group of the magazines Quesquesé (1997-2001) and Ilusiones perdidas (2001), and helped organize the the Latin American Poetry Festival “Salida al mar” from 2007-2009. She edited the anthologies Quedar en lo cantado. Antología de poesía argentina y dominicana and Un libro oscuro. 106 poemas negros. Castellano teaches literature in high school and at the Universidad Di Tello in Buenos Aires.

ANNE BOYER’s latest book is Garments Against Women.  She lives in Kansas City.

Common Place (Ugly Duckling Presse 2015) is ROB HALPERN’s most recent book of poetry. Other titles include Music for Porn (Nightboat 2013), Disaster Suites (Palm Press 2009), and Rumored Place (Krupskaya 2006). Together with Taylor Brady, he also co-authored the book-length poem Snow Sensitive Skin, which has been reissued by Displaced Press. Recent essays and translations appear in Chicago Review, Journal of Narrative Theory, and The Claudius App. Rob currently splits his time between San Francisco and Ypsilanti, Michigan, where he teaches at Eastern Michigan University and Huron Valley Women’s Prison.

CARLOS LARA is originally from Chula Vista, CA and currently lives in Brooklyn. He has co-written a book with Will Alexander called The Audiographic as Data, which is forthcoming from Oyster Moon. His poetry and translations have appeared in Lana Turner, Aufgabe, Omniverse, comma, Dusie, and more recently in Chronopolis, Other Rooms, and Posit.

JEFFREY PETHYBRIDGE  is the author of Striven, The Bright Treatise (Noemi 2013).  His work appears widely in journals such as Chicago Review, New American Writing, Volt, Poor Claudia, The Iowa Review, LIT, Best American Experimental Writing, and others. He teaches in the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University where he is the Managing Director of the Summer Writing Program. He is also the North American Editor for Likestarlings, a web-archive of collaborative poetry and poetics. He’s currently at work on a documentary project centered on the recently released torture memos entitled “Force Drift, an Essay in the Epic.” He grew up in Virginia, and now lives in Denver with the poet Carolina Ebeid, and their son Patrick. 

CARLEEN TIBBETTS Is the author of the chapbooks a starving music will come to eat the body (FiveQuarterly, 2014) and to exosk(elle), the last sugar (Zoo Cake Press, 2015). Recent work appears or is forthcoming in Cloud Rodeo, Powderkeg, Fact-Simile, Forklift Ohio, The Journal Petra, glitterMOB, Small Po[r]tions, Souvenir, The Laurel Review, and elsewhere.

CANDICE WUEHLE is the author of the chapbooks curse words: a guide in 19 steps for aspiring transmographs (Dancing Girl Press, 2014) and EARTH*AIR*FIRE*WATER*ÆTHER (Grey Books Press, 2015). Her work can be found in Tarpaulin Sky, The Volta, The Colorado Review, and SPORK, and is forthcoming in The New Orleans Review and Juked. She is originally from Iowa City, Iowa and is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Candice currently resides in Lawrence, Kansas where she is a Chancellor’s Fellow at The University of Kansas as well as Poetry Editor for Beecher’s Magazine.