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AUTHORS & TRANSLATORS

Gina Abelkop

Gina Abelkop

Gina Abelkop is the author of i eat cannibals (co•im•press, 2014), darling beastlettes (apostrophe books, 2012) & trollops in love (dancing girl press 2011); founder/editor of birds of lace, a feminist press. She curates the interview series YOU MAKE ME FEEL at Entropy. She also co-curates (w/Gabrielle Lucille Fuentes) the Avid Poetry in Athens, GA, where she is a PhD candidate in English Literature at the University of Georgia.

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Alireza Taheri Araghi

Alireza Taheri Araghi

Alireza Taheri Araghi is an Iranian writer and translator. His translations have appeared in Asymptote, Hayden's Ferry Review, Tripwire, RHINO, and Bat City Review, and his translation of Shahram Shahidi's "Peace Before Cigarette Butt Storm" won the 2014 RHINO Translation Prize. His fiction has appeared in the Gloom Cupboard, Green Mountains Review, Notre Dame Review, Rusty Toque, Re:Visions, and Avatar Review. He holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of Notre Dame and edits the online journal PARAGRAPHITI.

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Lisa Rose Bradford

Lisa Rose Bradford

Lisa Rose Bradford teaches Comparative Literature at the Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata, Argentina. Having published poems and translations in numerous magazines, she has also edited books of and on translation (Traducción como cultura, La cultura de los géneros, Usos de la imaginación: poetas latin@s en EE.UU. Los pájaros, por la nieve. Antología de la poesía femenina contemporánea de los Estados Unidos) and three bilingual volumes of Juan Gelman's verse, Between Words: Juan Gelman's Public Letter (National Translation Award), Commentaries and Citations, and Com/positions.

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Carina Finn

Carina Finn

Carina Finn is the author of two chapbooks, I HEART MARLON BRANDO (Wheelchair Party Press, 2010) and MY LIFE IS A MOVIE (Birds of Lace: A Feminist Press, 2012). She holds an MFA in Poetry with a Graduate Minor in Gender Studies from the University of Notre Dame, and a BA with High Honors in Creative Writing from Sweet Briar College. Her work has won two Academy of American Poets prizes, the Boley Prize for Short Fiction, and been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her plays, Thirteen Ways of Breaking, 4Ever Rainbow, and EVERYBODY, LET'S BELIEVE IN THIS IMAGINARY CURRENCY, have been performed at the University of Notre Dame and The Bowery Poetry Club. Carina has also worked as an actress in film, television, and theatre. Last year, she originated the role of Cindy Jacobs in Anne Garcia-Romero’s Provenance, which was showcased at the 2012 Eugene O'Neil National Playwrights Conference. Carina lives in New York City, works in PR, and blogs at thatsbratty.tumblr.com. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Coconut, Smoking Glue Gun, SUPERMACHINE, La Fovea, alice blue, and Storyglossia, among other publications.

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Juan Gelman

Juan Gelman

Juan Gelman (1930–2014) was born of Jewish Ukrainian parents in Buenos Aires and grew up amid a myriad of languages, acquiring a fascination for words early on in life. With the publication of Cólera buey (Oxen Rage, 1965/71), his strange blending of social engagement and wordplay expressed in a colloquial language marked an unnerving irony and poignancy that would continue to characterize his poetry, which now includes more than twenty titles.

After actively participating in the movements that brought back Perón in 1973, he was sent to Europe in 1975 to work in public relations as a journalist. After the military coup of 1976, he remained in exile in Europe, denouncing human rights abuses, which by August of that year involved the personal loss of his son, Marcelo, and his pregnant daughter-in-law, who were “disappeared” during the military dictatorship.

Recipient of numerous prizes including the prestigious Premio Cervantes, Gelman is considered to be Argentina's foremost contemporary poet. He worked as a journalist and a translator in Argentina, Spain, France, and Italy, and recently died in in Mexico City.

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Sade Murphy

Sade Murphy

Sade Murphy was born and raised in Houston, TX. She has published one chapbook of poetry, Abandon Childhood, which most likely cannot be found anywhere. Her poetry has been published in Action Yes, joINT, Revolver, Deluge, Tagvverk, and LIT. Dream Machine is her first full-length book of poetry. She currently lives in New York, where she is pursuing an MFA at Pratt. She attended the University of Notre Dame and graduated with a Bachelor's in Studio Art.

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Holms Troelstrup

Holms Troelstrup

Holms Troelstrup received her MA from Illinois State University where she was the Sutherland Fellow in poetry and recipient of the William Morgan Poetry award. She was a previous winner of The Guild Complex Very Short Fiction competition. Currently, Holms's work can be found in Dirty : Dirty (Jaded Ibis Press), SRPR (Spoon River Poetry Review), Limestone, and online at Moria and Seven Corners (7C). Holms teaches writing at Bradley University and resides in Bloomington, Illinois.

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