Writer Bios

Marvin Bell's latest books are Vertigo: The Living Dead Man Poems (Copper Canyon); Whiteout, a collaboration with photographer Nathan Lyons, (Lodima); and a children's picture book based on the poem “A Primer about the Flag” (Candlewick). He splits the year between Port Townsend and Iowa City. One of his favorite movies is Insignificance.

Andrea England teaches English at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo. Her chapbook INVENTORY OF A FIELD will be released by Finishing Line Press. One of her favorite movies is Garden State.

Nathan Hauke is the author of In the Marble of Your Animal Eyes (forthcoming from Publication Studio), four chapbooks, including Pastoral (years later) (Shirt Pocket); Honeybabe, Don’t Leave Me Now (Horse Less); and Country Music (DoubleCross), a talk with his Ark Press co-editor Kirsten Jorgenson about getting a small press off the ground in a rural community. His favorite movie is Professione: reporter (The Passenger).

Pepper Luboff is an Oakland-based writer and visual artist with an MFA in creative writing from the University of Utah. She is a poetry editor and feature writer for Omnidawn, a regular reviewer for Drunken Boat, and a reader for Zoetrope: All-Story. She reviews art on her blog Pigeon Review at pepperluboff.wordpress.com, and her chapbook is And when the time for the breaking (Ark). One of her favorite movies is The Gleaners and I.

Joseph Millar's most recent collection is Blue Rust from Carnegie Mellon. He lives in Raleigh, NC and teaches in Pacific University's low-residency MFA. His favorite movie is One-Eyed Jacks.

Ben Pelhan founded Line Assembly (lineassembly.com), a poetry tour and documentary and the most funded poetry project on Kickstarter. He makes poems and videos, and you can find his work at Spork, Diagram, OH NO, MovingPoems.com, and elsewhere. One of his favorite movies is Brick.

Dawn Robinson teaches children in California. Her work has appeared in LQQK and the revival issue of the magazine december. Her favorite movie is Ender’s Game.

John J. Trause, the Director of Oradell Public Library, is the author of Eye Candy for Andy (13 Most Beautiful… Poems for Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests) (Finishing Line); Inside Out, Upside Down, and Round and Round (Nirala); Seriously Serial (Poets Wear Prada); and Latter-Day Litany (Éditions élastiques), the latter staged Off-Off Broadway. He's a founder of the William Carlos Williams Poetry Cooperative in Rutherford, NJ. His favorite movie is Psycho.