Adeeba Shahid Talukder

Adeeba Shahid Talukder is a Pakistani American poet, translator, and singer. She is the author of What Is Not Beautiful (Glass Poetry Press, 2018) and her debut collection, Shahr-e-jaanaan: The City of the Beloved (Tupelo Press, 2020), is a winner of the Kundiman Poetry Prize. Her poetry has appeared in Poem-A-Day, Glass, Gulf Coast, Meridian, and The Margins, and her translations in PBS Frontline and Words […]

Edgar Oliver

Edgar Oliver, photo by Pavel Antonov Edgar Oliver is a writer and performer who has lived and worked in New York for many years.  He started out reading his poems and performing monologues at the Pyramid night club in the early 1980’s. This is his third interview with Brainard Carey in this series. From 1988 to […]

Catherine Pierce

Catherine Pierce is the author of four books of poems, most recently Danger Days, published by Saturnalia Books in October 2020. Her other books are The Tornado Is the World, The Girls of Peculiar, and Famous Last Words. Pierce’s work has appeared in The Best American Poetry, The New York Times, American Poetry Review, The […]

Edgar Oliver

Edgar Oliver is a writer and performer who has lived and worked in New York for many years.  He started out reading his poems and performing monologues at the Pyramid night club in the early 1980’s. From 1988 to 2001 he wrote and staged a series of autobiographical plays – premiering a new play almost […]

George Abraham

George Abraham (they/he) is a Palestinian american poet from Jacksonville, FL. They are the author of Birthright (Button Poetry) and the specimen’s apology (Sibling Rivalry Press). He is a recipient of fellowships from Kundiman and the Boston Foundation, and a board member for the Radius of Arab American Writers (RAWI). Their poetry and nonfiction have […]

Michael Bazzett

Michael Bazzett is a poet, teacher, and translator. His debut collection of poems, You Must Remember This, won the Linquist & Vennum Prize in 2014, and his fourth collection, The Temple, was published by Bull City Press in 2020. His fifth book, The Echo Chamber, is forthcoming from Milkweed Editions in 2021. His work has appeared […]

Caren Beilin

Caren Beilin is the author of a nonfiction book on gendered medical gaslighting, Blackfishing the IUD (Wolfman Books, 2019), a memoir, SPAIN (Rescue Press, 2018), and a novel, The University of Pennsylvania (Noemi Press, 2014). Her writing can be found in Fence, LA Review of Books, Territory, and New Life Quarterly. She teaches creative writing […]

Mia Kang

Mia Kang writes poems and other perversions. She is the author of City Poems (2020), a poetry pamphlet from ignitionpress. Mia was named the 2017 winner of Boston Review’s Annual Poetry Contest by Mónica de la Torre, and her writing has appeared in journals including POETRY, Washington Square Review, Narrative Magazine, and PEN America. She […]

Jason Bayani

Jason Bayani is the author of Locus (Omnidawn Publishing 2019) and Amulet (Write Bloody Publishing 2013). He’s an MFA graduate from Saint Mary’s College, a Kundiman fellow, and works as the artistic director for Kearny Street Workshop, the oldest multi-disciplinary Asian Pacific American arts organization in the country. His publishing credits include World Literature Today, […]

Andrea Lawlor

Andrea Lawlor teaches writing at Mount Holyoke College and is a 2020 Whiting Award winner. They have been awarded fellowships by Lambda Literary and Radar Labs, and their writing has appeared in journals such as Ploughshares, Mutha, the Millions, jubilat, the Brooklyn Rail, Faggot Dinosaur, and Encyclopedia, Vol. II. Publications include a chapbook, Position Papers […]