Lauren Bender

Lauren Bender lives and works in Baltimore, where she is co-director of Narrow House and curator of the Show&Tell series.

Collaboration is pulling heavy wet clothes out of the washer.

Tamiko Beyer

Tamiko Beyer is the author of bough breaks (Meritage Press, forthcoming). Her poems have recently appeared in or are forthcoming from DIAGRAM, H­­_ngm_n, Anti-, No Tell Motel and elsewhere. She is the poetry editor of Drunken Boat and has been a Kundiman Fellow. Find her online at www.wonderinghome.com.

(Good) collaboration is a salted caramel brownie :: all heavenly flavors harmonizing in the mouth.

John Bradley

John Bradley lives in Madison, Wisconsin, where he studies twentieth-century American literature. He is currently finishing a dissertation on modernist and contemporary American poetry. His poetry has appeared online in Spiral Orb and is forthcoming in the Tulane Review.

Collaboration is an anagram for "Labor Taco Lion."

Feng Sun Chen

Feng Sun Chen (fengsunchen.wordpress.com) is an MFA candidate at the University of Minnesota.

Collaboration is a many eyed wonder.

Theresa Columbus

Theresa Columbus is a performance artist, playwright, and filmmaker. For the last decade, she has toured the country primarily performing poetic plays with sung or chanted songs and synchronized dance numbers. She also collectively ran an experimental performance space called Darling Hall for 5 years in Milwaukee, WI.

Collaboration is a small cone in the grass.

Elisa Gabbert

Elisa Gabbert is the poetry editor of Absent and the author of The French Exit (Birds, LLC) and Thanks for Sending the Engine (Kitchen Press). Her poems have appeared in Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, The Laurel Review, Pleiades, and Sentence, among other journals, and her nonfiction has appeared in Mantis, Open Letters Monthly, and The Monkey & The Wrench: Essays into Contemporary Poetics. She currently lives in Boston, works at a software startup, and blogs at The French Exit.

Collaboration is not causation.

J.A. Gaye

J. A. Gaye earned a Bachelors Degree in English from Southeast Missouri State University in 2000. He currently works as a preschool and elementary physical and special education teacher and lives in Benton, MO with Alfred, his Siberian Husky. Read his forthcoming poetry in Arch.

We think collaboration is a simple syrup!

Teseleanu George

Teseleanu George is a Romanian artist, born and raised in Bucharest. He is a collage artist, influenced by the Surreal and Dada art movements. You can see his artworks on http://hrn.deviantart.com/gallery/ or you can contact him at blana_de_maimutza@yahoo.com.

Collaboration is a great way to meet fellow artists and to develope youself. Through collaborations you widen your horizons and learn to see things through a different perspective.

Jeremy Allan Hawkins

Jeremy Allan Hawkinsis an alumnus of the US Fulbright Program in Romania.  He has recent work appearing or forthcoming in Tin House and PANK.  He is the founding editor of 300 Reviews, and currently lives and teaches in France.

Collaboration is headed east.

Amelia Colette Jones

Amelia Colette Jones grew up in north Texas, but moved to the Midwest for a visual art MFA at Washington University in St. Louis and decided to stay. She is the co-founder of Sloup, a monthly soup dinner that funds local artists’ grants. In 2011, Jones will have work at both Pig Slop Studios and Los Caminos, in St. Louis.

Collaboration is joint action.

Caroline Klocksiem

Caroline Klocksiem has poems most recently in or forthcoming from Poets & Artists, BlazeVox, Leveler, Jellyroll, and The Pinch. She's a graduate of Arizona State University's MFA program, a Massachusetts Cultural Council fellowship recipient, and co-poetry editor at 42opus.

collaboration is bacon oral toil.  

Sophia Kraemer-Dahlin

Sophia Kraemer-Dahlin is an Oakland based writer and translator.  Work she's done is up or upcoming at Pif Magazine and foam:e. Her blog,  www.mightierthans.wordpress.com, is rad.

Collaboration is where babies come from.

Dolly Lemke

Dolly Lemke was born and raised in Milwaukee, WI where she received a BA in English.  She recently completed a MFA in Poetry from Columbia College Chicago where she teaches first-year writing.  She also works for the small feminist press Switchback Books.  Her poems have been published or are fothcoming in wicked alice, Columbia Poetry Review, Best American Poetry 2010, Umbrella Factory, Horse Less Review #8, and Devil's Lake.

Collaboration is a baked potato.

McKelvey & Rice 1

Seth McKelvey recently graduated summa cum laude with Highest Honors with degrees in English and journalism from the University of Georgia.  His work has appeared on WUOG 90.5fm, in StillpointCricket Online Review, and La Fovea.  He's currently finishing his first novel, Tear This Soul Asunder, in London where he lives with his wife.

Collaboration is perpetrating authorship.

Megan McShea

Megan McShea lives in Baltimore. Her writing has appeared in the i.e. reader (Narrow House Press), Topograph (Novello Press), and the Shattered Wig Review (Shattered Wig Press).

Collaboration is a contrived breach in psychic isolation, which is a ripped off corruption of Henry Flynt, who writes that love is an uncontrived breach in psychic isolation.

Bill Nace is a musician and artist living in western Massachusetts. He runs the label Open Mouth.

Ben Nardolilli

Ben Nardolilli is a twenty five year old writer currently living in Montclair, New Jersey. His work has appeared in the Houston Literary Review, Perigee Magazine, Canopic Jar, One Ghana One Voice, Baker’s Dozen, The Puritan, Quail Bell Magazine, Elimae, Anemone Sidecar, The Delmarva Review, Contemporary American Voices, SoMa Literary Review, Gloom Cupboard, Black Words on White Paper, Cantaraville, and Mad Swirl. In addition he maintains a blog at mirrorsponge.blogspot.com and is looking to publish his first novel.

collaboration is not an application

Brian Oliu

Brian Oliu (http://www.brianoliu.com) is originally from New Jersey and lives in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  His work is published/forthcoming in Sonora Review, Hotel Amerika, New Ohio Review, The Collagist, DIAGRAM, and elsewhere.

Collaboration is the best.  Except on Top Chef.

Soham Patel

Soham Patel’s recent work is or is forthcoming in Copper Nickel, XCP, Anti- and other places.  She currently lives in Pittsburgh.

collaboration is:...like breathing.  We do it.

Hector Pineda is a visual artist in Mexico.

McKelvey & Rice 2

Chelsea Rice is currently earning her MA in Early Modern Text and Transmission from King's College London.  She previously graduated cum laude with degrees in English and English Education from the University of Georgia.  Her work has appeared in a self-published book of poetry entitled Fleet of Mindsand Stillpoint Literary Magazine.  A classical trained pianist, she hopes to continue collaboration with writers and musicians alike.

Collaboration is perpetuating authorship.

Rice and McKelvey's collaboration "Psychopomp" appears in the current issue of In Stereo Press.  

Nick Ripatrazone

Nick Ripatrazone is the author of Oblations (Gold Wake Press 2011), a book of prose poems. His writing has also appeared in Esquire, The Kenyon Review, West Branch, The Mississippi Review, Caketrain, Abjective, Annalemma, The Collagist, SmokeLong Quarterly, and Beloit Fiction Journal.  He is completing an MFA from Rutgers-Newark; his website can be found here.

Collaboration is a sandwich, and I am the (wheat) bread.  Raspberry jelly works best.

Kathleen Rooney

Kathleen Rooney (http://kathleenrooney.com/) is a founding editor of Rose Metal Press and the author, most recently, of the essay collection For You, For You I Am Trilling These Songs (Counterpoint, 2010). Her poetry collection, Oneiromance (an epithalamion), won the 2007 Gatewood Prize from the feminist publisher Switchback Books. She lives in Chicago.

Collaboration is inevitable.

Gabbert and Rooney are the co-authors of Something Really Wonderful (Dancing Girl Press), That Tiny Insane Voluptuousness (Otoliths, 2008), and Don’t ever stay the same; keep changing (Spooky Girlfriend Press, 2009).

Sean Thibodeau

Sean Thibodeau is a librarian. He lives in Lowell, Massachusetts.

Collaboration is key.

J.A. Tyler

J.A. Tyler is founding editor of Mud Luscious Press and author of Inconceivable Wilson (Scrambler Books) as well as the forthcoming titles A Man of Glass & All the Ways We Have Failed (Fugue State Press, 2011) and In Love With a Ghost (Cow Heavy, 2011). For more, visit: www.mudlusciouspress.com.

Collaboration is my words finding other words that bash them open to watch for sentences
pouring out.