Norma Cole is a poet, painter, and translator. She is the author of Spinoza in Her Youth, Natural Light, Where Shadows Will: Selected Poems, 1988—2008, and, most recently, Win These Posters and Other Unrelated Prizes Inside. A book of essays and talks, To Be at Music, has been published. Her translations from the French include Jean Daive’s A Woman with Several Lives, Fouad Gabriel Naffah’s Mind-God and the Properties of Nitrogen, Danielle Collobert’s It Then, and Crosscut Universe: Writers on Writing from France. Cole has received awards from the Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation, Gertrude Stein Awards, the Fund for Poetry, and the Foundation for Contemporary Arts. She teaches at the University of San Francisco.
Julian Talamantez Brolaski
Julian Talamantez Brolaski was born in 1978 in California. He is the author of multiple chapbooks, including Hellish Death Monsters (Spooky Press, 2001); Letters to Hank Williams (True West Press, 2003); Madame Bovary’s Diary (Cy Press, 2005); and A Buck in a Corridor (flnpyntar press, 2008). He has published two full-lengths, gowanus atropolis (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2001) and Advice for Lovers (City Lights Publishers, 2012). Julian lives in Brooklyn where xe is an editor at Litmus Press, curates vaudeville shows, and plays country music with The Inverted Family Singers. New work is on the blog hermofwarsaw.