- Contributors’ Notes
Gabriela Alemán lives in Quito, Ecuador. She is the author of three novels and five books of short stories and is a member of the Bogotá 39, the 2007 Hay Festival selection of the thirty-nine most important Latin American writers under the age of forty. Her novel Poso Wells was published by City Lights Books in 2018.
Tyler Barton is a cofounder of Fear No Lit and the author of the chapbook Get Empty, which won the 2017 Split Lip Press Turnbuckle Chapbook Contest. His work can be found in the Iowa Review, Gulf Coast, Yemassee, and elsewhere. Find him online at @goftyler, or tsbarton.com.
Peter Boyle is an Australian poet and translator of poetry from Spanish and French. His most recent collection of poetry, Ghostspeaking (Vagabond, 2017), received the New South Wales Premier’s Award for Poetry. As a translator he has had six books published, including poetry by Venezuelan Eugenio Montejo, Cuban José Kozer, and Uruguayan Marosa di Giorgio. In 2013 he was awarded the New South Wales Premier’s Prize for Literary Translation.
Elizabeth Bradfield is the author of the poetry collections Once Removed (Persea, 2015), Approaching Ice (Persea, 2010), Interpretive Work (Arktoi/Red Hen, 2008), and the forthcoming Toward Antarctica (Boreal/Red Hen, 2019). Her awards include a Stegner Fellowship and the Audre Lorde Prize. Founder and editor in chief of Broadsided Press, she lives on Cape Cod, works as a naturalist locally, as well as on expedition ships around the globe, and teaches creative writing at Brandeis University. www.ebradfield.com.
Dick Cluster is the author (with Rafael Hernández) of The History of Havana (OR Books, 2018). Recent translations include Gabriela Alemán’s novel Poso Wells (City Lights Books, 2018) and Kill the Ámpaya: The Best Latin American Baseball Fiction (Mandel Vilar Press, 2017).
Brian Cochran lives and writes in University City, Missouri, often simultaneously. His poems have appeared in VOLT, Ninth Letter, Denver Quarterly, Cimarron Review, UCity Review, and other journals. He has been a Millay Colony of the Arts Fellow, a Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts resident, and has received a grant from the Vermont Studio Center.
Jerzy Ficowski (1924–2006) was a poet, songwriter, and scholar on the Polish Roma population, as well as the writer-artist Bruno Schulz. Recent translations of Ficowski’s poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Poetry, Nation, New York Review of Books, and Ploughshares.
Christopher Fox received his MFA in fiction from Hunter College and lives in Brooklyn. His work has previously appeared in 3Elements Review. When he is not writing stories, he is helping clients tell theirs as a director at West Wing Writers, a speechwriting and strategy firm.
Albert Goldbarth has been publishing poetry collections of note for over forty years, two of which have received the National Book Critics Circle Award. He has appeared in and been reading KR for about as long. His new collection will appear from the University of Pittsburgh Press in Fall 2019.
Hanna Halperin Goldstein’s stories have appeared in New Ohio Review, Joyland, and Adirondack Review. She earned her MFA in fiction from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and is currently living on Martha’s Vineyard. She is at work on her first novel.
Jennifer Grotz’s most recent book of poems is Window Left Open (Graywolf Press, 2016). She is the director of the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference.
Poet and essayist, and the author of five poetry collections, Sharron Hass lectures on literature and poetry at the Alma Institute, at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, and at Tel Aviv University. She is the recipient of several poetry awards, including, most recently, the prestigious Dolitsky Prize (2017). Hass lives in Tel Aviv with her partner and their son.
Sangamithra Iyer is the author of The Lines We Draw (Hen Press, 2014), editor of Satya: The Long View, and a finalist for the Siskiyou Prize in New Environmental Literature. She has received support from the Jerome Foundation and Camargo Foundation for her book in progress.
Novelist and translator and the author of eleven books, Tsipi Keller’s most recent publication, Futureman—a volume of selected poems by the...