Doll Parts is NYC’s premier Dolly Parton cover band, featuring Maggie Robinson, Kate Marvin and Julia Sirna-Frest. Learn more at www.dollpartsband.com.
Susana H. Case’s chapbooks include The Scottish Café (Slapering Hol Press), which was re-released in a full-length Polish-English annotated version, Kawiarnia Szkocka, by Opole University Press. Her books are: Salem In Séance (WordTech Editions) and Elvis Presley’s Hips & Mick Jagger’s Lips (Anaphora Literary Press). Her next book, 4 Rms w Vu is forthcoming from Mayapple Press.
Marie-Elizabeth Mali is the author of Steady, My Gaze (Tebot Bach, 2011) and co-editor with Annie Finch of the anthology, Villanelles (Everyman’s Library Pocket Poets, 2012). Her work has appeared in Calyx, Poet Lore, and RATTLE, among others. For more information please visit www.memali.com
Elayne Safir (emptyminute.com), cover designer for Women Write Resistance, is an artist and a photographer, walking the fine ink line between the truly fantastical and the contemporary with a touch of magic realism. Her art has appeared on and in books, music albums, t-shirts, films, tattoos, and galleries in Canada and the United States.
Larissa Shmailo is a poet and translator whose books are In Paran, A Cure for Suicide, and Fib Sequence; her poetry CDs are The No-Net World and Exorcism. Her translation of Alexei Kruchenych’s Victory over the Sun is archived at the Museum of Modern Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Hirshhorn Museum. She blogs at http://larissashmailo.blogspot.com.
Margo Taft Stever’s chapbook, The Hudson Line, was published by Main Street Rag (2012). Her book, Frozen Spring (2002), won the Mid-List Press First Series Award for Poetry. Her chapbook, Reading the Night Sky, won the 1996 Riverstone Poetry Chapbook Competition. She is the founder of The Hudson Valley Writers’ Center and the founding editor of Slapering Hol Press.
Alison Stone is the author of From the Fool to the World (Parallel Press) and They Sing at Midnight (Many Mountains Moving). Her poems have appeared in many journals, including The Paris Review, Poetry, and Ploughshares. Winner of Poetry’s Frederick Bock Prize and New York Quarterly’s Madeline Sadin award, she is also a painter and the creator of The Stone Tarot.
Amber West’s writing has appeared in Calyx, Puppetry International, and elsewhere. She earned her MFA in Poetry at NYU, and is a doctoral candidate at UConn. Her plays and “puppet poems” have been performed in SF and NYC. She’s co-founder of Alphabet Arts and director of the annual Puppets & Poets festival at The Bushwick Starr in Brooklyn (alphabetarts.org).