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  • Anastasia Edel is a Russian American writer. She is the author of Russia: Putin’s Playground (2016) and several books of fiction translations. Her fiction has appeared in Cream City Review. She holds an MFA from Pacific University and lives in the Bay Area with her family. She has finished a novel and is working on a linked short-story collection.



  • Eric Ellingsen uses bio-spaces to squat bio-poems.
    This morning I couldn’t get my bio lines to read rite, so I took a bit out
    of the hand drill and inserted all my two-year-old’s red crayons
    drawing the red line. Then I went upstairs and read, instead
    of “state,” let us all be heads of lettuce, drawing on Khlebnikov.
    Whatever you throw into the eternal circumstance, have a good time.



  • Born in Iran, Mohsen Emadi is the award-winning author of four verse collections and numerous poetry translations; the poems featured in the print edition of the January issue come from a collection called “Standing on Earth.” Emadi is the founder and manager of Ahmad Shamlou’s official website and The House of World Poets, a Persian anthology featuring more than five hundred international writers. He currently lives in Mexico City.


  • George Evans is the author of five books of poetry published in the United States and England, including The New World (2002) and Sudden Dreams (1995). His poetry, fiction, essays, and translations have been published in literary magazines throughout the U.S. and in Australia, England, France, Ireland, Japan, Nicaragua, and Viet Nam. His honors include writing fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Lannan Foundation, the California Arts Council, and a Japanese government Monbusho Fellowship for the study of Japanese literature. He has also co-translated The Violent Foam: New and Selected Poems (2002), by his wife, Nicaraguan poet Daisy Zamora; The Time Tree (2003), poems by Vietnamese poet Huu Thinh; and edited the two-volume correspondence of Charles Olson and Cid Corman. An antiwar activist veteran of the Viet Nam War, he is one of the subjects of the recent radio series Shared Weight, a six-episode program addressing the impact of war on culture and society, produced for National Public Radio (NPR) by the Center for Emerging Media at WYPR in Baltimore.



  • Brian Evenson is the author of over a dozen books of fiction, most recently the story collection A Collapse of Horses. His translations from the French include books by David B., Christian Gailly, Jean Frémon, Jacques Jouet, and others. He teaches in the Critical Studies program at CalArts.



  • Born in Baku in 1976, Elnaz Eyvaz is a secondary school literature teacher and works for the Azerbaijan State Television and Radio Company. She has published two books of poetry (It Is Good That I Can Write and A Man’s Confession) and was a nominee for the 2011 Nasimi Prize for Literature.