CR❍WD ♦ Saturday May 7 ♦ 7PM

Danica Colic was raised in Queens and earned her MFA at Hunter College. She is the author of the chapbook Sufficience (Love Among the Ruins). Her poems have most recently appeared in Fugue, Nimrod, and Pebble Lake Review. She lives in Brooklyn, where she manages Pequena on Vanderbilt, a Mexican Restaurant.

Samita Sinha is a vocal artist and composer who combines tradition with experiment to create new forms, drawing from a deep grounding in North Indian classical music, a contemporary vocabulary, folk and ritual music, and songs and texts in several languages. She has collaborated with poets (Sekou Sundiata, Fiona Templeton) and jazz musicians (Marc Cary, Sunny Jain), and is currently performing her solo work, Cipher. Sinha received her MFA in Music/ Sound from Bard, and has received awards from NYSCA, Urban Artists Initiative, Queens Council on the Arts, and the Fulbright Foundation.

Christopher Salerno’s books of poems include Minimum Heroic (Mississippi Review Poetry Series Award, 2010), and Whirligig (Spuyten Duyvil, 2006). A chapbook, ATM is available from Horse Less Press. Recent poems can be found in journals such as Denver Quarterly, Boston Review, American Letters and Commentary, Black Warrior Review, and elsewhere. Currently, he’s an Assistant Professor of English at William Paterson University.

Stephanie Strickland is a print and new media poet. Her prize-winning print volumes include V: WaveSon.nets / Losing L’una, True North, and The Red Virgin: A Poem of Simone Weil. Digital works include True North, Errand, Vniverse, and two, Ballad of Sand and Harry Soot and slippingglimpse, whose scores appear in her fifth book, Zone : Zero (Ahsahta, 2008). Sea and Spar Between, a poetry generator written with Nick Montfort, just appeared in Dear Navigator, a new journal of electronic literature from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

A director of the Electronic Literature Organization, she edited the first volume of the Electronic Literature Collection with Kate Hayles, Nick Montfort, and Scott Rettberg. She also co-edited an issue of the Iowa Review Web, featuring two Flashartists, and has taught hypermedia literature as part of experimental poetry at many colleges and universities, most recently in the PhD poetry program at the University of Utah. She lives in New York City.

Paige Taggart’s chapbook DIGITAL MACRAMÉ was recently released by Poor Claudia. On the horizon Polaroid Parade will emerge in chapbook-form from Greying Ghost Press. She has poems forthcoming. Check her out: http://mactaggartjewelry.blogspot.commactaggartjewelry.blogspot.com