March 30: Starkweather, Mitchell, Lyalin

Sampson Starkweather was born in Pittsboro, NC. He is the author of the First Four Books of Sampson Starkweather and 5 chapbooks from dangerous small presses. He is a founding editor of Birds, LLC and works for The Center for the Humanities at The Graduate Center, CUNY where he helps run the Annual Chapbook Festival and Lost & Found: The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative. He lives in Brooklyn, NY with his girlfriend, the escape artist Paige Taggart.

Natalie Lyalin is the author of the forthcoming Blood Makes Me Faint, But I Go For It (Ugly Duckling Presse 2014), Pink & Hot Pink Habitat (Coconut Books 2009), and a chapbook, Try A Little Time Travel (Ugly DucklingPresse 2010). She is a part of the Agnes Fox Press editing collective and the cofounder and coeditor of Natural History Press. She lives in Philadelphia and teaches at The University of the Arts.

Jason Mitchell was born in Camden, NJ. He is the author of 171 Lines and Sixth Harmonic and Other Poems, both self-published. Recent work has appeared in Stolen Island, NOÖ Weekly, Hi Zero, and Court Green. In the summer of 2012, he completed his MA in English at the University of Maine.