our bodies stop
lodged coats say
, mics say, in
chest, brain, heart
Rosamond S. King is a creative and critical writer and performer whose work is deeply informed by her cultures and communities, by history, and by a sense of play. Poetry publications include the forthcoming collection All the Rage, the Lambda Award-winning Rock | Salt | Stone, and poems in more than three dozen journals, blogs, and anthologies, such as The Feminist Wire, Harriet, and The Caribbean Writer. Scholarly publications include Island Bodies: Transgressive Sexualities in the Caribbean Imagination, and essays in Callaloo, LitHub, Ms. Magazine, and The Radical Teacher. Her performance art has been curated in venues around the world. She is creative editor of sx salon and director of the Wolfe Institute for the Humanities at Brooklyn College.
Doren Robbins’ current works combine his mixed-media art within book-length poetic monologues and sequences, blurring the distinction between poetry and fiction. His writing appears in The American Poetry Review, Cimarron Review, Exquisite Corpse, Nimrod, Sulphur, and The Iowa Review. Robbins’ books have been awarded the Blue Lynx Poetry Award and the PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Poetry Award. Spuyten Duyvil Press has published his monograph, Apocalypse Contemporary, on Sharon Doubiago’s book Naked to the Earth. His art has appeared in Otoliths, Caliban, Empty Mirror, Angry Old Men, Agave, Houston Literary Review, Quora, and The Signature of All Things. In 2006 he exhibited at Crossing Boundaries: Visual Art by Writers, The Paterson Museum, New Jersey. He teaches at Foothill College.