Dale Smith has published essays, reviews, poetry, and criticism, including most recently, Slow Poetry in America (Cuneiform, 2014) and Poets Beyond the Barricade: Rhetoric, Citizenship, and Dissent after 1960 (Alabama, 2012). He earned a PhD in rhetoric from the University of Texas, Austin, and teaches English at Ryerson University, Toronto. His scholarly and creative work contributes ways of understanding public space and private feelings associated with objects, dreams, memory, and geographic regions.
Smith is the author of four books of poetry, many of them available through Small Press Distribution. He has published essays, reviews, and poems in Best American Poetry, Bookforum, Chicago Review, Jacket Magazine, and other print and online journals.
Maryrose Larkin lives in Tucson, AZ, where she works as a freelance researcher. She is the author of Inverse (nine muses books, 2006), Whimsy Daybook 2007 (FLASH+CARD, 2006), The Book of Ocean (i.e. press, 2007), DARC (FLASH+CARD, 2009) and The name of This Intersection is Frost (Shearsman Books, 2010) Marrowing (Airfoil, 2010) and The Identification of Ghosts (Chax, 2013). Her work has been included in the anthologies I’ll Down My Book: Conceptual Writing by Women and The Arcadia Project: North American Postmodern Pastoral. Maryrose was a founding member of Spare Room, a Portland-based writing collective, from 2002 until 2013,and is co-editor, with Sarah Mangold, of FLASH+CARD, a chapbook and ephemera poetry press. She is an occasional participant in language master-based performance. Maryrose received her MFA from Bard College’s Milton Avery Graduate School of Art. She keeps her friends close and her muses closer.