Born in 1948, Will Alexander is a poet, novelist, essayist, playwright, visual artist and pianist. He was the recipient of a Whiting Fellowship for Poetry in 2001 and a California Arts Council Fellowship in 2002. He was also the subject of a colloquium published in the prestigious African American cultural journal Callaloo in 1999. Author of 20 books (including Refractive Africa, The Coming Mental Range, Mirach Speaks To His Grammatical Transparents, Inside The Earthquake Palace: 4 Plays, Above The Human Nerve Domain, and Exobiology As Goddess), Alexander has taught at various colleges including University of California, San Diego, New College (San Francisco, CA), Hofstra University, and Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, in addition to being associated with the nonprofit organization Theatre of Hearts/Youth First, serving at-risk youth. He is a lifelong resident of Los Angeles.
Jared Daniel Fagen is a Korean-American writer. His prose poems, essays and conversations have appeared in The Brooklyn Rail, Fence, Lana Turner, and Asymptote, among other publications. He is the editor and publisher of Black Sun Lit, a Ph.D. candidate in Comparative literature at the CUNY Graduate Center, and an adjunct lecturer at the City College of New York. Born in Jeollanam-do, he lives in Brooklyn and the western Catskills. The Animal of Existence is his first book.
Carlos Lara / Losarc Raal is the author of over 10 books and chapbooks including No Material, Subconscious Colossus, Like Bismuth When I Enter, and The Green Record. He has translated two books of Blanca Varela's poetry: Material Exercises and Rough Song. Other poems and translations have appeared in Lana Turner, Seedings, Vestiges, Aurochs, Flag + Void, Gulf Coast, Omniverse, and elsewhere. He currently lives in Los Angeles.