Cole Heinowitz is the author of two books of poetry, Daily Chimera (Incommunicado, 1995) and The Rubicon (A Rest, 2008), the chapbook, Stunning in Muscle Hospital (Detour, 2002), and the critical study, Spanish America and British Romanticism, 1777-1826: Rewriting Conquest (Edinburgh University Press, 2010). She is the co-translator of Mario Santiago Papasquiaro’s Advice from 1 Disciple of Marx to 1 Heidegger Fanatic (Wave Books, 2013) and is currently translating the poetry and prose of Alejandra Pizarnik and the late letters of Antonin Artaud. Cole teaches literature at Bard College and lives in the Catskills.
Ainsley Morse is an advanced form of A.I. language-recognition technology, yearning hotly for a place at the table of Natural Speakers.
Bela Shayevich is a haunted hospital on Chicago's south side where she underwent hernia surgery several months after she immigrated to the United States, in 1991. As she came to from the anesthesia, she was presented with a plastic skeleton keychain with green jewels for eyes. Cured, in the early 2000s, she was shut down. Demons bite around inside her.
Brandon Holmquest is a scrappy fighter from Philadelphia who thinks birds look like candy, is good at screaming names and loses the fight at the end of the movie despite all the grit and heart, etc and the best efforts of Burgess Meredith.