Out of This World Poetry
Lee Ann Brown was born in Japan and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina. She attended Brown University, where she earned both her undergraduate and graduate degrees. She is the author of Other Archer, which also appears in French translation by Stephane Bouquet as Autre Archere (Presses Universitaires de Rouen et du Havre, 2015), In the Laurels, Caught (Fence Books, 2013), which won the 2012 Fence Modern Poets Series Award, as well as Crowns of Charlotte (Carolina Wren Press, 2013), The Sleep That Changed Everything (Wesleyan, 2003), and Polyverse (Sun & Moon Press, 1999), which won the 1996 New American Poetry Competition, selected by Charles Bernstein. In 1989, Brown founded Tender Buttons Press, which is dedicated to publishing experimental women’s poetry. She has taught at Brown University, Naropa University, Bard College, and The New School,St. John’s University, among others. Brown has held fellowships with Teachers & Writers Collaborative, Yaddo, Djerassi, the MacDowell Colony, the International Center for Poetry in Marseille, France, the Howard Foundation and is now the Judith E. Wilson Poetry Fellow at Cambridge University.
Wanda Phipps, author of Field of Wanting: Poems of Desire and Wake-Up Calls: 66 Morning Poems, has been published over 100 times in English, Ukranian, Hungarian, Arabic, Galician, and Blangla; created theatrical productions with Yara Arts Group presented in Ukraine, Kyrgystan, Siberia, and NYC: curated several reading series and written about the arts for Time Out New York, Paper Magazine, and about.com.
Mark Statman’s newest book of poems is Exile Home (Lavender Ink, 2019). Statman’s poetry collections include That Train Again (Lavender Ink, 2015), A Map of the Winds (Lavender Ink, 2013) and Tourist at a Miracle (Hanging Loose, 2010). His translations include Never Made in America: Selected Poetry of Martín Barea Mattos (Lavender Ink/diálogos, 2017). Black Tulips: The Selected Poems of José María Hinojosa (University of New Orleans Press, 2012), the first English language translation of the significant poet of Spain’s Generation of 1927, and, with Pablo Medina, a translation of Federico García Lorca's Poet in New York (Grove 2008). Statman’s poetry, essays, and translations have appeared in fourteen anthologies, as well as such publications as New American Writing, Tin House, Tupelo Quarterly, Hanging Loose, Ping Pong, Xavier Review, and American Poetry Review. A recipient of awards from the NEA and the National Writers Project, he is Emeritus Professor of Literary Studies at Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts, The New School, and lives in San Pedro Ixtlahuaca and Oaxaca de Juárez, MX.
Jeffrey Cyphers Wright is an artist, critic, eco-activist, impresario and publisher, best known as a poet associated with New Romanticism and the New York School. He received his MFA in Poetry from Brooklyn College where he studied with Allen Ginsberg and also taught. He served on the Poetry Project Board of Directors at St. Mark’s Church and also taught there. From 1987 to 2000, he ran Cover Magazine, the Underground National. During this time he also served on the Board at Mason Gross School of the Arts.
Wright is the author of 17 books of verse, including most recently Blue Lyre from Dos Madres Press, and Fake Lies from Fell Swoop. Wright contributes criticism regularly to American Book Review and ArtNexus. He is a long time resident of the East Village in New York City where he raised two sons. Recently he received a Kathy Acker Award for both writing and publishing. Currently, Wright produces literary events in NYC at La Mama ETC, Howl! Happening, and KGB Lit Bar in conjunction with his annual art and poetry journal, Live Mag!