May 16: Alexander, Browne, Turner

Will Alexander is the author of over 20 books in multiple genres. Aborginal Salt: Early Divinations, a compendium of early work is due out from White Print Inc in Detroit, as well as a 2nd edition of Towards The Primeval Lightning Field to be published by Litmus Press. Winner of a 2013 American Book Award for his book of essays Singing In Magnetic Hoofbeat, he continues to draw in pencil while typing his second book of plays. He is also the author of Asia & Haiti (Sun & Moon, 1995), The Sri Lankan Loxodrome (New Directions, 2009), and Compression & Purity (City Lights Spotlight Series, 2011).

Laynie Browne is the author of twelve collections of poetry and two novels. Her most recent collections of poems include P R A C T I C E (SplitLevel 2015), Scorpyn Odes (Kore Press 2015) and Lost Parkour Ps(alms), in two editions, one in English, and another in French, from Presses universitaires de Rouen et du Havré (2014). She is a 2014 Pew Fellow. Forthcoming books include an electronic chapbook, Deciduous Letters to Invisible Beloveds (Essay Press) and Amulet Sonnets (LRL Textile Series).

Matt Turner (b. 1974, Omaha, NE) is a poet and educator who divides his time between New York City and Beijing. He works at the China Institute, where he lectures on Chinese aesthetics and philosophy. He holds degrees in creative writing, Classical Chinese, and philosophy. His work can be found, recently, in Revolution John, Cha, on Dennis Cooper’s blog, and in the anthology Ancient Party: Collaborations in Baltimore, 2000-2010.