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SO AND SO #35 -- January 16, 2010

Poetry by Lily Brown, Michael Ford, &     Joshua Marie Wilkinson


Designs by Shane Smith

Lily Brown's first book, Rust or Go Missing, is forthcoming from Cleveland State University Poetry Center in fall of 2010. She lives in Chicago and in Athens, where she is pursuing a Ph.D. in English at the University of Georgia.

Michael Ford often writes poetry with the help of a calculator. He wishes he could add without one but can’t. He hopes that all of the counting and addition that goes into his poems is doing some good in the world. He thinks that 89 is a better number than most, and his current project is a series of 89-line poems. He is the author of two books of poems, Carbon (Ugly Duckling 2006) and Olympia Street (Trembling Pillow 2008). He no longer lives in New Orleans.









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Joshua Marie Wilkinson's new collections are The Book of Whispering in the Projection Booth (Tupelo 2009) and Selenography (Sidebrow 2010) featuring Polaroids by Califone's Tim Rutili. He lives in Chicago and Athens, GA.

Shane Smith is a graphic designer living in Raleigh, NC. He graduated with a BFA in Illustration from East Carolina University. He was recently featured in Print Magazines Regional Design Annual, representing Raleigh with 2 logos. When not designing for the man, he plays with kittens, reads books at 25 words a minute, and gets serious about making people laugh at Dirty South Improv in Carrboro.

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SO AND SO #36 -- February 20, 2010

Poetry by Ana Bozicevic, Brian Howe, &    Amy King


Designs by Brent Francese


Ana Bozicevic emigrated to NYC in 1997. Stars of the Night Commute (Tarpaulin Sky Press, November 2009) is her first book of poems. Her fifth chapbook, Depth Hoar, will be published by Cinematheque Press in 2010. With Amy King, Ana co-curates The Stain of Poetry reading series in Brooklyn. She works at the Center for the Humanities of The Graduate Center, CUNY. For more, visit

Brian Howe is a freelance writer, poet, and multimedia artist living in Durham, NC. His poems and sound art have appeared in many print and online journals, including Drunken Boat, Fascicle, Effing Magazine,, Octopus, Soft Targets, and Cannibal. He's the author of three chapbooks: Guitar Smash (3rdness Press), This is the Motherfucking Remix (with Marcus Slease, Scantily Clad), and Foreign Letter (Beard of Bees). His videos (with Ashley Howe) have screened at various NC festivals and showcases. He does a lot of his multimedia jams here:

Amy King's most recent book is Slaves to Do These Things (Blazevox), and forthcoming, I Want to Make You Safe (Litmus Press). She teaches English and Creative Writing at SUNY Nassau Community College. For information on the reading series Amy co-curates in Brooklyn, NY, please visit The Stain of Poetry: A Reading Series ( and for more.

Brent Francese graduated with Bachelor's in Architecture in 2005 from NC State before the turning economy allowed him to explore a variety of creative of avenues. Using a strong graphic background, Brent currently designs logos, blogs and other stand alone graphic art pieces. When he's not working on graphic design or architecture he's playing drums with several local bands in the Raleigh, NC area. He lives with his wife Jessie and two dogs Tahoe and Denali.

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SO AND SO #37 -- March 27, 2010

Poetry by kathryn l. pringle, Kate Schapira,      & John Dermot Woods


Designs by DJ Griffin


kathryn l. pringle is an American poet. her book, RIGHT NEW BIOLOGY, is out from Factory School. she is also the author of The Stills (Duration Press) and Temper and Felicity are Lovers.(TAXT). she has work forthcoming in an anthology, conceptual writing by women, from Les Figues Press. her new book is entitled Fault Tree Analysis.

Kate Schapira is the author of TOWN (Factory School, Heretical Texts, 2010) and several chapbooks from Cy Gist Press, Flying Guillotine Press, Rope-A-Dope Press, horse less press and Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs. She runs the Publicly Complex Reading Series in Providence, RI.

John Dermot Woods lives with his family in Brooklyn, NY. His debut novel is The Complete Collection of people, places & things. His writing and comics have appeared in many journals, including The Indiana Review, Hobart, American Letters & Commentary, Salt Hill, and 3rd Bed. His comic chapbook, The Remains, is forthcoming from Doublecross Press. He edits the arts quarterly Action,Yes and organizes the online reading series Apostrophe Cast.

D.J. Griffin is a photographer. Working predominantly in black and white, his works include abstractions, portraits of people and portraits of abandoned automobiles. He has been featured in the Meredith College North Carolina Photographers Biennial Exhibition, The Black and White Spider Awards and someone once said to him “I really like this picture”. He lives with his wife and two dogs in a quaint little town called Clayton, NC.

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SO AND SO #38 -- April 24, 2010

Poetry by Michael Carr, Guillermo Parra, & Ken Rumble


Michael Carr is the author of the Out Another, Softer White, and Platinum Blonde. Necco Face, a chapbook co-written with Jess Mynes and Aaron Tieger, came out from Editions Louis Wain last year, and a collaborative chapbook with Micah Ballard called Poems from the New Winter Palace is forthcoming from House Press this summer. He lives in Cambridge, MA.

Poet and translator Guillermo Parra is the author of Caracas Notebook (Cy Gist Press, 2006) and Phantasmal Repeats (Petrichord Books, 2009). His poems, essays and translations have been published in 6x6, The Can, Fascicle, Effing, and The Brooklyn Rail, among others. He lives in Durham, NC where he writes the blog Venepoetics and is translating the poetry of Juan Sánchez Peláez and José Antonio Ramos Sucre into English.

Ken Rumble is the author of Key Bridge (Carolina Wren Press, 2007) and an installation artist and musician based in Durham, North Carolina.

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SO AND SO #39 -- June 5, 2010

Poetry by Matthew Henriksen &             Shannon Jonas


Matthew Henriksen is the author of Ordinary Sun, forthcoming from Black Ocean in 2011, and of two chapbooks, Another Word (DoubleCross Press) and Is Holy (horse less press). With Katy Henriksen he publishes Cannibal Books, a book arts literary press, and he co-edits the online poetry journal Typo with Adam Clay. He lives in an old house on a small hill in the Ozarks.

Shannon Jonas received an MFA from The University of Arkansas and a Ph.D. in English Literature from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo. He has recent poems in Tight, Barrow Street, The Iowa Review, Cutbank, and Third Coast, and a chapbook from Cannibal Press. He lives with his wife in Raleigh.

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SO AND SO #40 -- September 4, 2010

Poetry by Dan Boehl, Julie Doxsee,        Sampson Starkweather, & Paige Taggart


Dan Boehl is a founding editor of Birds, LLC, an independent poetry publisher. His chapbook Les Miseres et les Mal-Heurs de la Guerre is now available from Greying Ghost. He lives in Austin and works for the University of Texas.

Julie Doxsee holds a PhD from the University of Denver and is the author of Objects for a Fog Death (Black Ocean 2010) and Undersleep (Octopus Books 2008). She teaches creative writing, literature, and academic writing at Koc University in Istanbul, Turkey, where she lives on the European side of the Bosphorus.

Sampson Starkweather is from Pittsboro, North Carolina. He is the author of four chapbooks, most recently, SELF HELP POEMS, by Greying Ghost, a book of "action-poems" whose intent are to cause an effect, in this case to save his best friend's life. He is a founding editor of Birds, LLC, an independent poetry press. He has recently moved from the woods, where he lived alone, to Brooklyn, where he lives with another human-being, sort of.

Paige Taggart lives in Brooklyn and her chapbook Polaroid Parade is forthcoming with Greying Ghost Press. She has an e-chapbook available worldwide, Won't Be A Girl with Scantily Clad Press. Recent or forthcoming work can be found at No Tell Motel, Glitterpony, Sink Review, RealPoetik, Umbrella Factory, Bateau, Sentence. She's an above ground jewelry maker, you should peruse:

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SO AND SO #41 -- October 30, 2010

Poetry by Paula Cisewski, Joe Hall, &       Rauan Klassnik


Paula Cisewski’ s second collection, Ghost Fargo, was selected by Franz Wright for the Nightboat Poetry Prize and published in 2010. She is also the author of Upon Arrival (Black Ocean, 2006) and of three chapbooks: How Birds Work (Fuori Editions, 2002), Or Else What Asked the Flame (w/Mathias Svalina, Scantily Clad e-chap, 2008), and Two Museums (MaCaHu Press 2009). She lives in Minneapolis.

Joe Hall's first book of poems is Pigafetta Is My Wife (Black Ocean Press 2010). His poetry and fiction have appeared in Gulf Coast, HTML Giant, Barrelhouse, Hayden's Ferry Review, Zone 3 and elsewhere. With Wade Fletcher he co-organizes the DC area reading series Cheryl's Gone. He no longer lives in a trailer park.

Rauan Klassnik's book, Holy Land, released from Black Ocean in early 2008. Rauan spends most of his time in Mexico: walking the dogs, watering the garden and dreaming of how high the bamboo stalks will grow. He'd love to say he's "religious."

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SO AND SO #42 -- December 4, 2010

Poetry by Eric Amling, Sasha Fletcher, &     Ben Mirov


Eric Amling is the author of several chapbooks, most recently Nine Live Two-Headed Animals (Greying Ghost 2010). He is the proprietor of Human Hair & Co., a business of personal business. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Sasha Fletcher is the author of the novella WHEN ALL OUR DAYS ARE NUMBERED MARCHING BANDS WILL FILL THE STREETS AND WE WILL NOT HEAR THEM BECAUSE WE WILL BE UPSTAIRS IN THE CLOUDS [ml press 2010]. His manuscript EVERYTHING HERE IS OK has twice been a finalist for Octopus Books. He is an MFA candidate in Poetry at Columbia University. He lives in Brooklyn, just like Eric and Ben.

Ben Mirov grew up in Northern California. He is the author of Ghost Machine (Caketrain, 2010) and the chapbooks I is to Vorticism (New Michigan Press, 2010), Collected Ghost (H_NG_MN, 2010) and Vortexts (SUPERMACHINE, 2011). He is general editor of pax americana and poetry editor of LIT Magazine. He lives in Brooklyn.

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