Ed Barrett lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he is Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Author of ten books of poetry, his most recent The Leaves Are Something This Year, New and Selected Prose Poems will be published September 2023 by Quale Press.
Writer / artist Edite Cunhā’s short fiction has won awards and fellowships including Smith’s Spencer Prize for Excellence in Writing, AWP’s Intro Writing Award and the Tara Fellowship for short fiction. She has been a fellow at the Vermont Studio Center and A Room of Her Own, and Disquiet International and Welcome Hill. Her fiction has been published both locally and nationally. She is a member of the word/art/performance group, Exploded View and runs writing and creativity workshops for people of all ages. She has a BA from Smith College and an MFA from Warren Wilson College.
Beatrix Gates is a poet, essayist, librettist and translator. In addition to The Burning Key (to be released in August 2023), Gates had published six collections, including Lambda Poetry Award Finalist In the Open;and letterpress chapbook, desire lines. A MacDowell and Huntington Library fellow, she received a 2022 Maine Arts Commission Poetry Award, shared an NEA as librettist for The Singing Bridge with composer Anna Dembska, and Witter Bynner Translation Award with Electa Arenal for Jesús Aguado’s The Poems of Vikram Babu. Gates founded Granite Press (1975–1989) in Penobscot, Maine, as a poet, book artist and lesbian feminist publisher. A Poetry Northwest Interview, “Not Some Side Trip” with Jaimie Li details Gates’ path to poetry, politics and publishing. A collaboration, “Close Apart: Beatrix Gates, poetry, & Tim Seabrook, etchings,” was exhibited for Word. Blue Hill Literary Arts Festival with a documentary by Matt Shaw, commissioned with Anahata Foundation support. Gates has taught writing for 25 years in graduate and undergraduate programs, including CCNY, Colby College, MFA programs at Goddard and NYU, and in rural and urban communities. She holds an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College and BA from Antioch College. She lives in Maine.
Naoko Fujimoto was born and aised in Nagoya, Japan. Her poetry collections are We Face The Tremendous Meat On The Teppan, winner of C&R Press Summer Tide Pool Chapbook Award by C&R Press (2022), Where I Was Born, winner of the editor’s choice by Willow Books (2019), Glyph:Graphic Poetry=Trans. Sensory by Tupelo Press (2021), and four chapbooks. She is a RHINO associate and translation editor and Tupelo Quarterly translation editor. She is a Bread Loaf Translation scholarship recipient.
Cara Hoffman is the author of the New York Times Editors’ Choice novels Running, Be Safe, and So Much Pretty. Her short story collection RUIN was published in 2022. Her non-fiction book on the philosophy of leaving is forthcoming from Duke University Press. She lives in Exarchia.
Sumayah Jamal is a native New Yorker and the daughter of the late Ahmad Jamal. She is a practicing Dermatologist with a PhD in Biochemistry and a research career spanning over 30 years. She is President and Co-founder of a biotech company developing cancer therapies.
Erik Larsen has been an Emergency Medicine physician for 35 years in the Lower Hudson Valley, trained at Lincoln Hospital in the South Bronx. He has especially focused his interests and time in the field of Emergency Medical Services [EMS] with special focus working with Paramedics, Emergency Medical Technicians and their agencies to improve pre-hospital care from when that 911 call comes in to the patient’s arrival at the Emergency Department. Additionally for most of those years Larsen has been a Supervisory Medical Officer for the US Dept. of Health and Human Services – National Disaster Medical System [NDMS] responding to America’s worst disasters from 9-11, to multiple hurricanes from Katrina to last years Ian, as well as worldwide missions to 2005 Pakistan and 2010 Haiti earthquakes.
Wafa Nouari, a Senior Lecturer at Batna2 University in Algeria, whose passion for literature, civilization, education, and teaching is evident in her work. But that’s not all – Wafa is also a talented poet with several collections of poems published on Amazon KDP and other websites. Her poetry is a reflection of her philosophical, psychological, and spiritual tendencies towards the world, and her pen is a powerful tool that brings to life the thoughts and emotions that reside within her. With a gift for writing that is both profound and insightful, Wafa’s poetry is sure to captivate and inspire readers from all walks of life.
Ewa Gerald Onyebuchi is an Igbo writer from Nigeria. He writes both short stories and poems. An alumnus of Osiri University 2021 Creative Writing Masterclass taught by professor Chigozie Obioma, he was, in 2020, shortlisted for the Ibua publishing continental call, a finalist for the Spring 2021 Starlight Award for poetry, longlisted for the 2022 AUB international poetry prize, recently shortlisted for the 2022 spectrum poetry competition, received an honourable mention in the L. Ron Hubbard’s Writers of the Future Contest for the 4th quarter, 2022, longlisted for the 2022 Kendeka prize for African literature, and shortlisted for the Ibua publishing themed contest in the same year.
Justin Partyka is a photographer. He comes from a village situated on the Norfolk coast in the region of East Anglia in England. He trained as a folklorist at Memorial University in Newfoundland, Canada. Partyka has been making photographs for over twenty years and has worked on major projects in East Anglia, UK; Saskatchewan, Canada; Cadiz, Spain; and is now working on a never-ending project in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France. He is an obsessive listener to music, especially recordings of live concerts of Bob Dylan, and the Grateful Dead. He also loves jazz and American old-time and blues music, amongst much more. The music he was listening to when selecting his portfolio and writing his artist statement for Cable Street was the early Rolling Stones albums up to 1966. As well as photographing in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Partyka is currently editing twenty years of photography from East Anglia for future book and exhibition projects, and editing a film titled Back to the Source, which is a collaboration with the late filmmaker, photographer, folk musician, sound recordist and record maker John Cohen (1932-2019). To see a few more of Justin Partyka’s photographs go to: http://www.justinpartyka.com
Ned Sublette is an eminent composer, musician, musicologist, author, and a foremost scholar of Cuban music. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ned_Sublette
Donald Wellman is a poet, editor, and translator. His recent books of poetry are Crossing Mexico (2019) and Essay Poems (2017). For several years, he edited O.ARS, a series of anthologies devoted to topics bearing on postmodern poetics. Books of poetry in translation include Emilio Prados, Enclosed Garden, (Lavender Ink / Diálogos 2013); Antonio Gamoneda, Description of the Lie (Talisman 2014) and Gravestones, (UNO Press 2009). His translation of Néstor Perlongher’s Cadavers is from Cardboard House (2018). He also works with French and German. His Expressivity in Modern Poetry is from Fairleigh Dickinson, 2019. “Jonah” is a selection from a manuscript in progress, A Nonfiction Novella.
Eric Darton’s books include Free City, a novel, first published in 1996 by WW. Norton and recently re-released by Dalkey Archive Press, and the New York Times bestseller Divided We Stand: A Biography of The World Trade Center (Basic Books, 1999, 2011). Other of his writings may be found at bookoftheworldcourant.net, ericdarton.net and tupeloquarterly.com. Darton is a partner in Love Child, a Berlin-based content developer for film, television, print and online media. He co-wrote, co-produced, and appears in the award-winning feature Asphalt, Muscle & Bone, directed by Bill Hayward. In addition, he teaches college-level literature, writing, urban design, and leads Writing at the Crossroads, an ongoing interdisciplinary prose workshop. He is an IAI-certified instructor in foundational Ba Gua Zhang.
Dana Delibovi is a poet, essayist, and translator. Her work has appeared in After the Art, Apple Valley Review, Bluestem, Cathexis, Confluence, Ezra Translations, Moria, Noon: The Journal of the Short Poem, Presence, Psaltery & Lyre, Salamander, and many other journals. She is a 2020 Pushcart Prize nominee, a 2020 Best American Essays notable essayist, and a 2023 winner of the Hueston Woods haiku contest. Delibovi’s poems traveled the St. Louis Metro as part of the Poetry in Motion Series sponsored by the Poetry Society of America. She tweets about writing at @DanaDelibovi, and blogs at https://danadelibovi.wordpress.com/.
Hardy Griffin’s novel, Broken Kismet, has just won the Eyelands Book Awards grand prize and is coming out in Greek from Strange Days Press. He has published writing in Fresh.ink, New Flash Fiction, Alimentum, Assisi, The Washington Post, American Letters & Commentary, and a chapter in The Gotham Guide to Writing Fiction (Bloomsbury). His translations can be found in Words Without Borders, The Istanbul Biennial, and for the award-winning EU-sponsored study Ermeniler, which documents the lives of Armenians living in contemporary Turkey. He is the founding editor of the literary magazine Novel Slices, dedicated solely to the publication of novel excerpts of all genres.
Bronwyn Mills’ books include Beastly’s Tale (a novel) and Night of the Luna Moths (poetry); her education, an MFA from UMass, Amherst, a Ph.D. from NYU. She was mentored by James Tate, Samuel Delany, Kamau Brathwaite, and Ngugi wa Thiong’o. An Anais Nin Fellow and Fulbright Fellow (La République du Bénin, West Africa) she has lived in Paris, France, New York City, Istanbul, Turkey; Cotonou, Bénin, and Latin America and taught Caribbean literature, African literature and writing in Istanbul, Bénin, and just outside New York City. Formerly a dance and theatre writer in New England, Bronwyn is a founding co-editor for Witty Partition and a Senior Prose Editor for Tupelo Quarterly.Guest-editor for the Turkish issue of Absinthe; New European Writing (#19), her current projects include By the Spoonmaker’s Tomb, a collection of vignettes from her time in Istanbul and the newly finished Canary Club, a novel set in medieval Spain. Most recently, Agni Online has published an excerpt from Spoonmaker. She has also published work on African vodou. More of her work can be found at bronwynmills.org/. Bronwyn now lives and writes in a tiny mountain village far, far away.
Christopher Sawyer-Lauçanno, whose memoir we continue to serialize, is the author of more than two dozen books including biographies of Paul Bowles, E.E. Cummings, and a group portrait of American writers in Paris 1944-1960, The Continual Pilgrimage. For Witty Partition (now Cable Street) he translated Salvador Dalí’s prose poem, “San Sebastien,” and several other works. Book translations include work by Paul Eluard, Rafael Alberti, Panaït Istrati, García Lorca, Isidore Ducasse (Comte de Lautreamont as well as the Mayan Books of Chilam Balam. The inaugural issue of Wet Cement Magazine has new work by the author: www.wetcementpress.com/wcpmag. Night Suite, his newest book of poems, was just published by Talisman House. Other books include, Dix méditations sur quelques mots d’Antonin Artaud, translated by Patricia Pruitt (Paris: Alyscamps, 2018), Remission (Talisman House, 2016), and Mussoorie-Montague Miscellany (Talisman House, 2014). He has written librettos for Thomas Adès (America: A Prophecy Part I), Faber Music/Warner Classics CD, 2011, and for Andrey Kasparaov (Lorca: An Operatic Cycle in Five Acts. Alyscamps, 2022). Until retiring he taught writing at MIT for over a quarter-century. He lives in Turners Falls, Massachusetts. Many of his books are on Amazon and Bookshop.org.
Jan Schmidt has had fiction published in Anti-Heroin Chic, The Wall, Tupelo Quarterly, The Long Story, IKON and New York Stories. In Downtown she published a series of oral history interviews with hard-core, risky individuals and their brushes with salvation. Her short story collection Everything I Need and Other New York Stories was a semi-finalist for the Eludia Award from Hidden River Arts, 2021. Her unpublished novel Sunlight Underground was a finalist for the Novel Slices Award, 2021. Till 2015, she held the position of Curator of the Jerome Robbins Dance Division of The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. Some of her published writing can be seen on her website contactprod.com/janschmidt.