erica lewis lives in San Francisco where she is a fine arts publicist and curates the john oates house reading series. Her work has appeared in various anthologies and journals, including Apartment, Brooklyn Rail, BOMB, Bombay Gin, Boog City, Dusie, New American Writing, Octopus, and Sink, among others. Her books include the precipice of jupiter (Queue Books) and camera obscura (BlazeVOX Books), both collaborations with artist Mark Stephen Finein, and the solo projects murmur in the inventory (Shearsman Books, 2013) and daryl hall is my boyfriend (Barrelhouse, fall 2015). Chapbooks include voodoo child vintage church bird house/wood and excerpts from murmur in the inventory (Ypolita Press), and excerpts from camera obscura (EtherDome). She was born in Cincinnati, OH.
Megan Volpert's Order Sutra officially releases today with this special video launch party featuring Michael Tod Edgerton, K. Silem Mohammad, Jen Tynes, Madeline Friedman, Ben Kopel, Charles Jensen, Gina Myers, Randy Prunty, Arielle Greenberg, Skip Fox, Maureen Seaton, Amy King, Reb Livingston, and Gregory Betts. Order here.
Megan Volpert is the author of five books on communication and popular culture, including two Lambda Literary Award finalists. She has been teaching high school English in Atlanta for the better part of a decade and was 2014 Teacher of the Year. She edited the American Library Association-honored anthology This assignment is so gay: LGBTIQ Poets on the Art of Teaching.
“I really love Dan Beauregard’s poems! His new chapbook,
HELLO MY MEAT, is like Melville &/or Olson in a blender—a brilliant &
gutsy whirlwind. Or maybe a kind of 21st-century Wasteland without Eliot’s
preaching & pomposity? These lines from the first poem also apply to our
experience of reading the chapbook: “tumult came / to us, as though outside our
portholes / tearing the window without losing a finger.” I’m both happy to have
my digits intact and thrilled to have experienced HELLO MY MEAT.” - Bruce Covey, author of Change
"What is a crop circle but an unexpected transmission
to and from somewhere else? What is a crop circle but a William Burroughs throw
rug? Isn't it a "well fed flabby throng of violent colors?" Isn't corn
/ also fucking gasoline?A chunk of
animal /heat covers the world /the soft cheek of the world / and no one
alive / can say where it comes. According to Daniel Beauregard's Hello My Meat,
the meat, the thick, marbled line, the poem, it emerges from Boats / CUT
UP/ Their Sound / Arranged. It comes
from cruel taskmasters and shaggy ponies and a hog of great black butterflies.
I love a waterfall / the sea that drips its rejoined parts. I love a poem / a
starving dog licking / my eyelid." - Carrie Lorig, author of The
Pulp Vs. The Throne
Daniel Beauregard lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he runs a small press called OOMPH! that focuses on contemporary poetry in translation. His work has appeared or is forthcoming inH_NGM_N, Smoking Glue Gun, NAP,
ILK, Poor Claudia, Everyday Genius,and elsewhere. His
chapbook Before You Were Born is available from 421 Atlanta.