December 19, 2009

Day 19: Elizabeth Bryant

Elizabeth Bryant is the author of a long serial piece called (nevertheless enjoyment, forthcoming from Quale Press, January 2010. Two other projects forthcoming are a chapbook called No Subject (Dusie 2010), and a second book, Reality Visits the Land of Illusion (Black Radish Books, 2010). She edits the intermittent experimental writing project, Defeffable, and co-curates the Bard Roving Reading Series in Annandale, NY.

December 18, 2009

Day 18: Kaia Sand

Kaia Sand is the author of a Remember to Wave (Tinfish Press 2010), interval (Edge Books 2004), and co-author with Jules Boykoff of Landscapes of Dissent: Guerrilla Poetry and Public Space (Palm Press 2008), and she has created several chapbooks through the Dusie Kollektiv. Her poems lotto and tiny arctic ice comprise the text of two books in Jim Dine’s Hot Dreams series (Steidl Editions 2008). She lives in Portland, Oregon, with Jules Boykoff and their daughter, Jessica.

December 17, 2009

Day 17: Rachel Levitsky

Rachel Levitsky's second book, NEIGHBOR, is published by Ugly Duckling Presse (2009). Levitsky’s first full length volume, Under the Sun was published by Futurepoem books. She’s released five chapbooks of poetry, Dearly (a+bend, 1999), Dearly 356, Cartographies of Error (Leroy, 1999), The Adventures of Yaya and Grace (PotesPoets, 1999) and 2(1x1)Portraits (Baksun, 1998). Levitsky writes poetry plays, three of which (one with Camille Roy) have been performed in New York and San Francisco. With Jan Lauwereyns she is currently guest editing DWB, the 2010 issue of the Dutch language magazine, subtitled “The Empire of Women.” She was the founder and is now a collective member of Belladonna* a multi-faceted feminist avant-garde writing confluence. Currently, she is teaching literature and comp courses for the Bard Prison Initiative and Eugene Lang College at Arthur Kill Correctional Facility in southern Staten Island.

December 16, 2009

Day 16: Kate Greenstreet

Kate Greenstreet's second book, The Last 4 Things, is new from Ahsahta Press and includes a DVD containing two short films based on the two sections of the book. Ahsahta published Greenstreet's case sensitive in 2006. She is also the author of three chapbooks, most recently This is why I hurt you (Lame House Press, 2008). Find her poems in current or forthcoming issues of jubilat, VOLT, the Denver Quarterly, Fence, Court Green, and other journals. Visit her online at

Day 15: Emily Critchley

Emily Critchley
There in reversible relation are more fields- consciousness permits. Grounds for ill-feeling, due to closeness. The heroine of a book mirroring a complex (disconcerting!) You’re due certain erasures, and for courage read luck.
from who handles one over the backlash?

*a collaborative audio recording with Caroline Bergvall.

December 14, 2009

Day 14: Wanda Phipps

Wanda Phipps is a writer/performer living in NYC, the author of Field of Wanting: Poems of Desire (BlazeVOX[books]), Wake-Up Calls: 66 Morning Poems (Soft Skull Press), Your Last Illusion or Break Up Sonnets (Situations), Lunch Poems (Boog Literature), Silent Pictures Recognize the World (Dusie Press), Rose Window or Prosettes (Dusie Press), the Faux Press issued e-chapbook After the Mishap and the CD-Rom Zither Mood. Her poetry has been published in a variety of publications, including the anthologies Verses that Hurt: Pleasure and Pain From the Poemfone Poets (St. Martin's Press) and The Boog Reader (Boog Lit) and has been translated into Ukrainian, Hungarian, Arabic, Bangla and Galician. She has received awards from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Meet the Composer/International Creative Collaborations Program, Agni Journal, the National Theater Translation Fund, and the New York State Council on the Arts. As a founding member of Yara Arts Group she has collaborated on numerous theatrical productions presented in Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan and Siberia, as well as in New York City at La MaMa, E.T.C. She’s also curated several reading and performance series at the Poetry Project at St. Mark's Church as well as other NYC venues and written about the arts for Time Out New York, Paper Magazine, and

December 13, 2009

Day 13: Shanna Compton

Shanna Compton's books include Down Spooky, GAMERS, For Girls (& Others), and several chapbooks. A new chapbook is forthcoming in January as part of the Dusie Kollektiv.