Johannes Auer is a new media artist from Stuttgart, and is one of the foremost digital poets in Germany. His performances and installations have been featured in Germany, the U.K., Austria, Canada, Brazil, Switzerland, the United States, Poland, and France.
Paul Braffort was born in Paris in 1923 and since 1961 has been a member of OuLiPo ("Ouvroir de littérature potentielle" or "workshop of potential literature" in English). Braffort was one of the first to bring together literature and computation, and his first collection of poems My Hypertropes: Twenty-One Minus One Programmed Poems was published in 1979 (the English translation is by Amaranth Borsuk and Gabriela Jauregui). With Jacques Roubaud, he co-founded ALAMO (Atelier de Littérature Assistée par la Mathématique et les Ordinateurs/Workshop for Literature Assisted by Mathematics and Computers) in 1981.
Marcel Bénabou is a writer and historian born in Meknes in Morocco 1939, and has lived in Paris since 1956. He is a Professor Emeritus of Roman History at the University of Paris 7, and has been a member of OuLiPo ("Ouvroir de littérature potentielle" or "workshop of potential literature" in English) since 1970, where he founded the projects PALF (Production Automatique de Littérature Française) and LSD (Littérature Semi-Définitionnelle) with Georges Perec. He is the author of Why Have I Not Written Any of My Books, Dump This Book While You Still Can, and Jacob, Ménahem and Mimoun. A Family Epic.
Andrew Campana was born in Toronto and now lives in Somerville, Massachusetts. He is currently at Harvard University working on his dissertation "Poetry Across Media in 20th-Century Japan," and has performed his own poetry in Tokyo, Toronto, and across New England. His work can be found in FreezeRay, Printer's Devil Review, On Spec, Voicemail Poems, and Gendaishi Forum (現代詩フォーラム).
J. R. Carpenter is a Canadian artist, writer, researcher, performer and maker of maps, zines, books, poetry, short fiction, long fiction, non-fiction, and non-linear, intertextual, hypermedia, and computer-generated narratives. Her pioneering works of digital literature have been exhibited, published, performed, and presented in journals, galleries, museums, and festivals around the world. She is a winner of the CBC Quebec Writing Competition (2003 & 2005), the QWF Carte Blanche Quebec Award (2008), and the Expozine Alternative Press Award for Best English Book for her first novel, Words the Dog Knows (2008). Her second book, GENERATION[S], a collection of code narratives, was published by Traumawien in 2010. In 2012 her web-based work CityFish was short-listed for the New Media Writing Prize in Bournemouth, UK, and the Electronic Literature Organization presented a retrospective of her work in Morgantown, WV, USA. She lives in South Devon, England. http://luckysoap.com
Cock ‘n’ Bull Gallery is located in the basement of Mark Hix's Tramshed restaurant on Rivington Street, Shoreditch. A wide range of artists, from the established to the undiscovered show their work with exhibitions changing monthly. It is a celebration of Gallery Director Rebecca Lidert’s love for art and hunger for innovation and creativity
Cortney Lamar Charleston is a 2014 Best of the Net nominee raised in the Chicago suburbs by two South Siders, but now living in Jersey City, NJ. He is an alumnus of the University of Pennsylvania and its premier performance poetry collective, The Excelano Project. He is also a founder of BLACK PANTONE, an inclusive digital cataloging of black identity. His poetry has appeared, or is forthcoming, in Rattle, Eleven Eleven, Folio, The Normal School, Chiron Review, Word Riot, Storyscape Journal, Blunderbuss Magazine, Kweli Journal, and HEArt Online, among other publications.
Chan Lai Kuen graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University (studied at the Hong Kong Art School), respectively majoring in English and Art. She also occasionally contributed in local media such as Fleurs des lettres, Ming Pao, etc. Her anthology The Cat is Singing (2010, Hong Kong Cultural Workshop) won the eleventh (2011) Hong Kong Biennial Awards for Chinese Literature. Blog: littledeadcat.blogspot.com. Fathered a cat named Pu'er.
Qianxun Chen is a digital artist who grew up in Beijing, now doing her Bachelor of Arts in Creative Media at City University of Hong Kong. Her work "Shan Shui" was also featured in Drunken Boat.
Terrence Chiusano received his BA in poetry writing from the University of Pittsburgh and his MA in literature from the University at Buffalo. Some of his poems have appeared in Denver Quarterly (forthcoming), Colorado Review, Cordite Poetry Review, Yellow Field, Kenning, and elsewhere. He is the author of On Generation & Corruption: Poems (forthcoming, Fordham University Press), and the chapbook On Generation and Corruption: Parts I and II (Handwritten Press, 2003). He is also an assistant editor of Huck Finn: The Complete Buffalo and Erie County Public Library Manuscript (Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, 2003). He lives in Pittsburgh.
Roohi Choudhry (www.brooklynstani.com) holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Michigan, and now teaches memoir and fiction at the Gotham Writers' Workshop in New York City. Her writing has appeared in Open City, Big Think, Hyphen, Callaloo, the anthology, 21 Under 40, and others. She is currently working on a novel set in Durban, South Africa.
Chung Kwok Keung, writer, translator, and author, graduated from the Faculty of Arts in the University of Hong Kong. He has received several awards, including Youth Literary Awards and the Hong Kong Biennial Awards for Chinese Literature. His work includes Storm and Windows, The Growing House, Trees of Memory, etc.
Alejandro Miguel Justino Crawford is a poet, programmer, and video artist. He lives in Brooklyn. Selected publications: Morpheu (BlazeVOX 2009), "Wasted" (Sous Rature 3ssue), Milk (Dandelion, Performance Machine), BHO (EOAGH, ed. Tan Lin), 7CV Chinese Edition(s) (Edit Publications), "poemfield3" (GaussPDF).
Rachel Cruz writes stories and essays. She is an MFA candidate in the Nonfiction Writing Program at the University of Iowa.
Matthew Di Paoli received his BA at Boston College where he won the Dever Fellowship and the Cardinal Cushing Award for Creative Writing. He also earned his MFA in Fiction at Columbia University. He has been published in Neon, Litro, Squalorly, Carte Blanche, Black Denim Lit, Blue Penny Quarterly, Poydras Review, Pithead Chapel, Gigantic, FictionWeek, Newport Review, and Post Road literary magazines among others. Currently he's publishing a novel entitled Killstanbul with El Balazo Press, shopping a novel entitled Holliday, and is teaching Writing and Literature at Monroe College.
Joseph Han is a graduate student in English at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and current director of Mixing Innovative Arts, a monthly reading series in Honolulu. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in journals such as Foliate Oak, Capitalism Nature Socialism, Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, Eclectica Magazine, Hawaiʻi Pacific Review, and Word Riot.
Kimberly Johnson is the author of three collections of poetry, most recently Uncommon Prayer. Her translation of Virgil's Georgics was published by Penguin Classics in 2009. Recipient of awards and fellowships from the NEA, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the Utah Arts Council, she has recent work in The New Yorker and Crazyhorse.
Neha Kavan is a graphic designer with a background in fashion design. She likes fluorescent things and the smell of books. She drinks lots of coffee and loves dark chocolate.
Dimitrina Stamboldjiev Kutriansky was born in Sofia, Bulgaria. After immigrating to the United States with her parents as a child, Dimitrina obtained a bachelors of arts in fine arts from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville and a masters of arts, specializing in printmaking, from the University of Iowa. She later obtained her certification in education and is now working full-time as an artist. Dimitrina lives in the Metro St. Louis area (Collinsville, Illinois) with her husband and daughter.
Law Lok Man, Louise graduated as a Philosophy major at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Louise received a master’s degree in English at the same school. In 2010 she joined Fleurs des lettres, one of the most acclaimed Hong Kong literary magazines and is now one of the contributing editors. She also occasionally contributed in local media such as City Magazine, Mingpao Weekly and Hong Kong Economic Times. She was the Festival Manager at the Hong Kong International Literary Festival and the editor of a magazine for creative writing as part of the Get it Write! programme.
Katy Lederer is the author of the poetry collections Winter Sex and The Heaven-Sent Leaf. This poem is from a new collection titled The Engineers.
Henry Wei Leung is the author of Paradise Hunger (Swan Scythe Press, 2012). He earned degrees from Stanford and the University of Michigan, and has received Kundiman, Soros, and Fulbright Fellowships. He is in Hong Kong researching the local literature.
R. Zamora Linmark's poetry collection, Pop Verite, will be published by Hanging Loose Press in 2016. He divides his time between Manila, Philippines and Miami, Florida, where he is currently the Distinguished Visiting Associate Professor in Creative Writing at the University of Miami. "Saramago" is part of the new manuscript in which many of the poems are set in Lisbon. He dedicates this poem to his friend and Saramago-comrade Karen Tei Yamashita.
LoVid is the NY based artist duo comprised of Tali Hinkis and Kyle Lapidus. LoVid's work includes immersive installations, sculptural synthesizers, single channel videos, participatory projects, mobile media cinema, works on paper, and A/V performance. Collaborating since 2001, LoVid’s projects have been presented at Daejeon Museum (Korea), Smack Mellon (NY), Mixed Greens Gallery (NY), CAM Raleigh (NC), Netherland Media Art Institute (Netherlands), The Science Gallery (Ireland), Real Art Ways (CT), Urbis, (UK), The Jewish Museum (NY), The Neuberger Museum (NY), The New Museum (NY), and ICA (London), among others. LoVid has performed and presented works as: Museum of Moving Image (NY), Lampo (Chicago), International Film Festival Rotterdam, MoMA (NY), PS1 (NY), The Kitchen (NY), and FACT (Liverpool). LoVid received grants and commissions from institutions including: The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Cue Art Foundation, Eyebeam, Harvestworks, Wave Farm, Rhizome, Franklin Furnace, NYFA, LMCC, Experimental TV Center, NYSCA, and Greenwall Foundation.
Erin L. McCoy is a student of the University of Washington’s MFA in Creative Writing program, where she is also studying for her MA in Hispanic Studies. She is a Seattle resident and Kentucky native. Her poems have been published in The Tusculum Review and DIAGRAM. She is a former Fulbright Fellow, Sarabande Books intern, and recipient of the University of Louisville Creative Writing Scholarship.
ni_ka is a Tokyo-born artist and poet, known for her development of "augmented reality poetry" and "monitor poetry" which make extensive use of emoji and decoji (decorative characters). Her works have been featured in a wide variety of gallery installations in Japan, as well as online exhibitions.
Melody Nixon is a New Zealand-born writer living in New York City. Her essays, criticism, poetry and fiction have appeared or are forthcoming in Conjunctions, No, Dear Magazine, Midnight Breakfast, Hoax Publication, Bloom and The Appendix, among others. She is the Interviews Editor for The Common, and Co-Founder and Editor-at-Large of Apogee Journal, a literary activist project.
Marek Pampuch is a journalist born in 1954 in Krakow. He was the editor-in-chief of Magazyn Amiga (Amiga magazine) from 1993 to 1999, and was an important figure in contributing to the popularization of the Amiga in Poland. He is the author of 14 books, including one on the Amiga, and of several thousand articles in print and online.
David Petersen has had his films exhibited at numerous museums and festivals, and his films are in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the National Gallery of Art, and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. His films include the Academy Award nominee Fine Food, Fine Pastries, Open 6 to 9, If You Lived Here You Would Be Home Now, Let the Church Say Amen, Journey of the Bonesetter’s Daughter, Lift, and the upcoming dramatic film Billy and Ray, produced by Mike Ryan (Junebug) and Amy Hobby (Secretary). As a filmmaker and writer, he has received artist fellowships from The MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, Blue Mountain Center, and VCCA. As a writer, he has received commissions from La Jolla Playhouse, Squonk Opera, and Miramax Films, and his fiction has appeared in various literary journals in the United States and overseas.
Khadijah Queen is the author of Conduit (Black Goat/Akashic Books 2008) and Black Peculiar (Noemi Press 2011), which won the 2010 Noemi Book Award for poetry and was a finalist for the Gatewood Prize at Switchback Books. Her chapbooks are No Isla Encanta (dancing girl press 2007) and I'm So Fine: A List of Famous Men & What I Had On (Sibling Rivalry 2013). Individual poems and essays appear widely in journals and anthologies including jubilat, Best American Nonrequired Reading, Aufgabe, Rattle, The Volta Book of Poets, and others. Her third book, Fearful Beloved, will appear in 2015 from Argos Books. Visit her website: khadijahqueen.com
Félix Remírez is a writer and industrial engineer from Spain, who has done extensive work concerning the application of computer programming and multimedia to literature. He runs a blog on digital and electronic literature called Biblumliteraria which hosts both creative and critical works.
The Renderings project locates digital literary work from around the world and translates it into English. This process involves close attention to the computational aspects of the work – along with the concern for language that has been developed over centuries by literary translators. The project also sometimes entails porting earlier work to contemporary platforms and making such computational work available on the Web. Renderings is organized by Nick Montfort and is hosted by his lab for research, teaching, and creative production, The Trope Tank. While this lab is located at MIT, there were many volunteer translators who contributed to the first phase of the Renderings project: Patsy Baudoin, from the MIT Libraries; Andrew Campana, Harvard University; Qianxun Chen, City University of Hong Kong via Northeastern University; Piotr Marecki and Aleksandra Malecka, the ha!art press in Kraków; Erik Stayton, MIT. The group thanks the literary translators who visited the Trope Tank to discuss translation and the project during its first six months: Robert Pinsky, Marc Lowenthal, and David Ferry. The page for the Renderings project: http://nickm.com/trope_tank/renderings/
Amílcar Romero is a poet and programmer. He is the author of Cómo Dominar a su Computadora (How to Master Your Computer, 1994).
Michał Rudolf is a linguist and programmer who has experimented with generating poetry using probabilistic grammars. He received his Ph.D. in 2003 from the University of Warsaw with a dissertation on the automatic analysis of Polish text.
F. Daniel Rzicznek is the author of two poetry collections, Divination Machine and Neck of the World, and three chapbooks, Nag Champa in the Rain, Vine River Hermitage, and Cloud Tablets. Also coeditor of The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Prose Poetry, Rzicznek teaches writing at Bowling Green State University.
Idris Salaam is an 18 year old New York-based visual artist residing in Brooklyn. He graduated from LaGuardia High School for the Arts in 2014 and is currently enrolled at Parsons, The New School for Design in the BFA program.
SHINONOME Nodoka was born in Chiba prefecture in Japan. His favorite motto is "That is very well put. But we must cultivate our garden" from Voltaire, his favorite company president is Aria Pokoteng, and his favorite cells are suppressor E cells. He is the author of the serialized fantasy novel Gashin! and his short story "Makai ni itta no ni yatteru koto wa pan kōjō no baito ka yo!" ["I went to the spirit world but all I did was get a job at a bread factory?!"] has just been published online.
Walter Van Der Mäntzche is an artist and writer born in France in 1981. He is a signatory of the Mutantist Manifesto, and the author of Un safari en Picardie, La Centrale, and #camfiction SECTEUR 1.
Jeanne Thornton is the author of The Black Emerald and The Dream of Doctor Bantam, a Lambda Literary Award finalist for 2012. She is the copublisher of Instar Books (instarbooks.com) and Rocksalt Magazine (fictioncircus.com/rocksalt), as well as the creator of the webcomics Bad Mother and The Man Who Hates Fun. More information is extant at http://fictioncircus.com/Jeanne.
Daneen Wardrop’s book, Cyclorama, winner of the 2013-2014 Poets Out Loud Prize, is forthcoming from Fordham University Press in March, 2015. She is a recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and the Robert H. Winner Award from the Poetry Society of America. Her work has appeared in The Kenyon Review, The Iowa Review, AGNI, Virginia Quarterly Review, and elsewhere. She has authored a book of poems, The Odds of Being, and three books of literary criticism, most recently Emily Dickinson and the Labor of Clothing, from University Press of New England.
Jaclyn Watterson's work appears in Birkensnake, The Collagist, Your Impossible Voice, failbetter, DREGINALD,Yalobusha Review, and several others. She currently lives in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Suzanne Wise is the author of the poetry collection The Kingdom of the Subjunctive (Alice James Books) and the chapbook The Talking Cure (Red Glass Books). Her poetry has been published in American Letters and Commentary, Bomb, Bone Bouquet, Catch Up, Denver Quarterly, Fence, Green Mountains Review, Guernica, Now Culture, Pierogi Press, Ploughshares, Quaint, Quarter After Eight, Tikkun, and Volt, among other journals. Her essay “The Border-Crossing Relational Poetry of C.D. Wright” appears in the book Eleven More American Women Poets in the 21st Century (Wesleyan University Press).