March 26: Durand, Jagannathan, Yearous-Algozin

Marcella Durand is the author of some books of poetry, most recently Deep Eco PrĂ©, a collaboration with Tina Darragh; AREA (Belladonna Books, 2008); and Traffic & Weather (Futurepoem Books, 2008). She is teaching a class on ecology and poetry this spring at the Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing at the University of Pennsylvania as the 2010-2011 Fellow in Poetics and Poetic Practice. She lives in New York City with her husband, painter Rich O’Russa, and son Ismael Toussaint Durand O’Russa.

Mytili Jagannathan is a poet who listens to the notion that “every letter is an alphabet,” making poems that investigate public and private space, power, gender, property, desire, collectivity, and the conditions of speech. She is the author of Acts (Habenicht Press); and her poems have appeared in Sous Rature, EOAGH, Rattapallax, Mirage#4/Period[ical], Combo, Fanzine, Interlope, Xcp: Cross-Cultural Poetics, and Indivisible: An Anthology of Contemporary South Asian American Poetry. Her poetry was also part of a recent collaboration, Up Against, with filmmaker Sara Zia Ebrahimi and electronic musician Gralin Hughes for the "Shelter" episode of the Termite TV Collective. She lives in Philadelphia.

Joseph Yearous-Algozin is the author of the chapbooks Kensington Notebook (Lean-To) and The Lazarus Project: Alien Vs. Predator (TROLL THREAD). Along with Holly Melgard, he is the in-coming co-editor of P-Queue magazine. Currently he lives in Buffalo, NY, where he is a PhD student in English at SUNY-Buffalo.