Daniel Coudriet lives with his wife and son in Richmond, Virginia, and in Carcarañá, Argentina. He is the author of Say Sand (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2010) and Parade (Blue Hour Press, 2011). His poems and translations of Argentinean poetry have made recent appearances or are forthcoming in Verse, Boston Review, Bateau, The Laurel Review, Parcel, Typo, and elsewhere.

Jennifer Militello is the author of Flinch of Song, winner of the Tupelo Press First Book Prize, and of the chapbook Anchor Chain, Open Sail. Her second collection, Body Thesaurus, was named a finalist for the Alice Fay Di Castagnola Award by Marilyn Hacker and is forthcoming from Tupelo Press in 2013. A Ruskin Art Club Poetry Award recipient and five-time Pushcart Prize nominee, Militello has been published widely in such journals as The Kenyon Review, The New Republic, The North American Review, The Paris Review, and The Virginia Quarterly Review, and anthologized in Best New Poets 2008. Her work has been awarded grants and fellowships from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, Writers at Work, and the Millay Colony for the Arts.








Debrah Morkun's first full-length book of poetry, Projection Machine, was published by BlazeVox Books in April 2010. She lives in Philadelphia, where she is the curator of The Jubilant Thicket Literary Series & is a founding member of The New Philadelphia Poets. Visit Debrah at

Laura Newbern is the author of Love and the Eye, selected by Claudia Rankine as the winner of the 2010 Kore Press First Book Award. She is also a recipient of a 2010 Writer’s Award from the Rona Jaffe Foundation. She is an associate professor of English/Creative Writing at Georgia College & State University, and the Poetry Editor of Arts & Letters. Her poems have appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, Poetry, The Oxford American, TriQuarterly, and Stand (U.K.), and in the anthologies Best New Poets 2007 and Urban Nature. Other honors include a residency at Yaddo.

Abby Beckel is the co-founder and publisher of Rose Metal Press, an indie publisher of cross-genre writing. She has a master's degree from Emerson College, is a published poet and magazine writer, and lives with her fiance Jay in a 110-year-old house in Washington, DC. She wishes Sarah Bartlett was her pen name, but sadly, one of her favorite poets already claimed it.

Since the day he was born, Jeremiah Gould has been getting bigger. He has a proven track record and several more unproven track records. He has a B.A. from the University of New Hampshire and is Editorial Assistant for Rope-a-Dope Press in South Boston. You can find his latest work online in the Sink Review and on the collaborative blog project, I Am A Natural Wonder. He is currently filling out his entire shape in Exeter, NH.

Rob MacDonald lives in Boston and is the editor of the online journal Sixth Finch. His poetry has appeared in Octopus, No Tell Motel, H_NGM_N and other journals. Last New Death, a chapbook, is available from Scantily Clad Press.

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SO AND SO #44 -- March 19, 2011

Poetry by Abby Beckel, Jeremiah Gould, & Rob MacDonald

SO AND SO #45 -- May 21, 2011

Poetry by Jackie Clark, Jennifer Fortin,          P.J. Gallo, & Evan Glasson

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Jackie Clark is the series editor of 'Poets off Poetry' on Coldfront, a monthly series where poets write about music. She is the author of two chapbooks, Office Work (Greying Ghost Press) and Red Fortress (H_NGM_N). She can be found online at

Jennifer H. Fortin's first book, Mined Muzzle Velocity, will be published by Lowbrow Press in late 2011. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Court Green, Copper Nickel, BlazeVOX, Zoland Poetry, H_NGM_N, Action, Yes, LIT, GlitterPony, TYPO, Coldfront , and elsewhere. Dancing Girl Press will publish her chapbook, If Made Into a Law, soon; another chapbook, Nicole C. (Apartment 4), was published as part of the Dusie Kollektiv in 2011; another is forthcoming from Poor Claudia. With three other poets, she founded and edits the online poetry journal LEVELER. She has been named a Finalist for the Poetry Foundation’s Ruth Lilly Fellowship. Fortin lives in Brooklyn, New York. She is happy to be able to say she is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (Bulgaria 2004-2006) with an M.F.A. in Poetry from The New School.

P.J. Gallo lives in Durham, NC. His recent work has appeared in or is forthcoming from Apalachee Review, Bat City Review, H_NGM_N, Roanoke Review, OH NO, and Independent Weekly. He co-edits the online poetry journal, LEVELER.

Evan Glasson lives in Arlington, MA. His poems have appeared most recently in Michigan Quarterly Review and H_NGM_N. He co-edits LEVELER.

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SO AND SO #46 -- July 9, 2011

Poetry by Janet Holmes, MC Hyland,

Mike Smith, & Laura Solomon

Janet Holmes is author of five books of poems, most recently The ms of my kin (Shearsman, 2009) and F2F (University of Notre Dame Press). Her work has received the Chad Walsh Prize, the Ernest Sandeen Award, the Minnesota Book Award, the Anhinga Prize, the Pablo Neruda Award, and grants from the Bush Foundation, McKnight Foundation, the Loft, the Minnesota Arts Board, and the Idaho Commission on the Arts. With an M.F.A. from Warren Wilson College and a B.A. from Duke University, she teaches poetry writing and form and theory in the M.F.A. Program in Creative Writing at Boise State University, where she is the director and editor of Ahsahta Press, an all-poetry independent press.

MC Hyland is the author of Neveragainland (Lowbrow Press, 2010), and the chapbooks Every Night In Magic City (H_NGM_N, 2010), Residential, As In (Blue Hour Press, 2009) and (with Kate Lorenz and Friedrich Kerksieck) the hesitancies (Small Fires Press, 2006). She lives in Minneapolis, where she runs DoubleCross Press and the Pocket Lab Reading Series, and works at Minnesota Center for Book Arts.

A native of Philippi, West Virginia, Mike Smith teaches at Delta State University, where he also serves as editor of Tapestry, a literary journal focusing on the Mississippi Delta. He is a graduate of UNC-G, Hollins College, and the University of Notre Dame, and he’s published two full-length collections of poetry, How to Make a Mummy and Multiverse. His poems have appeared in Chattahoochee Review, DMQ, Hotel Amerika, The Iowa Review, Salt, and Shampoo, and the anthologies Visiting Dr. Williams and The Open Light: Poets of Notre Dame.

Laura Solomon is the author of three collections of poetry, most recently The Hermit from Ugly Duckling Presse. An Alabama native, she has most recently lived in Paris, Philadelphia and Verona, Italy.

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SO AND SO #47 -- September 17, 2011

Poetry by Joe Fletcher, Dara Wier, &        Joseph P. Wood

Joe Fletcher is the author of two chapbooks, Already It Is Dusk, from Brooklyn Arts Press, and Sleigh Ride, published by Factory Hollow Press. Other work of his can be found at jubilat, Octopus, Slope, Hoboeye, Poetry International, Hollins Critic, Puerto del Sol, and elsewhere. He lives in Carrboro, NC.

Dara Wier is the author of numerous collections of poetry, including most recently, Selected Poems (Wave Books, 2009), encompassing work from 1977 through 2006. Her poetry has been supported by fellowships and awards from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and the American Poetry Review. Her work has appeared in American Poetry Review, Boston Review, Conduit, Denver Quarterly, The Fairytale Review, Hollins Critic, jubilat, New American Writing, slope and Volt,among other magazines. She teaches workshops and form and theory seminars and directs the MFA program for poets and writers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and co-directs the University of Massachusetts' Juniper Initiative for Literary Arts and Action. Each June she teaches a poetry workshop for the Juniper Summer Institute. Her editing work includes publishing limited edition chapbooks and broadsides with Factory Hollow Press, North Amherst, Massachusetts, a small independent press she co-edits with Emily Pettit and Guy Pettit. Along with James Haug and James Tate she edits the University of Massachusetts Press Juniper Series for poetry.

Joseph P. Wood is the author of two books of poetry, Fold of the Map (Salmon Poetry) and I & We (CW Books). He also has published five chapbooks; recent poems or essays have appeared in journals such as Boston Review, BOMB, Hotel Amerika, Arts & Letters Daily, Verse, among others. He is an instructor at The University of Alabama in the English Department, where he co-created Slash Pine Projects, an undergrad internship dedicated to book arts, community arts events, and—particularly exciting for him—undergrad artist exchanges, where students from two schools write and perform their work together.

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SO AND SO #48 -- November 19, 2011

Poetry by Adam Good, Tony Mancus, & Maureen Thorson

Adam Good is an interdisciplinary artist currently residing in Pittsboro, NC.

  • His work explores the ways that meaning emerges out of the intersection of experience, action, and language.

  • His writings, interactive installations, performances, and online experiences utilize methods of sampling and remixing to create new meanings.

  • His personal website is:

  • He is also the founder of the Lab for Remixed Knowledge, an organization dedicated to advancing knowledge through the art and science of remixing:

Tony Mancus lives in Rosslyn, VA with his wife Shannon and two cats. He co-founded Flying Guillotine Press in 2008 with Sommer Browning. He works as a test writer and a writing instructor and he's got two chapbooks forthcoming in the next year or so - Bye Land with Greying Ghost and Bye Sea with Ghost Ocean. There's a lot of ghost and bye there. Most recently his poems have been up in Horse Less Review, Destroyer, Phoebe, Dark Sky, and Sixth Finch. He keeps a sloppy blog here:

Maureen Thorson is a poet, publisher, and book designer living in Washington, D.C. Her first book of poetry, Applies to Oranges, is available from Ugly Duckling Presse. She is also the author of a number of chapbooks, including Twenty Questions for the Drunken Sailor (2009), Mayport (2006), which won the Poetry Society of America's National Chapbook Fellowship, and Novelty Act (Ugly Duckling Presse 2004). Her poems can be found in many journals, including Exquisite Corpse, Hotel Amerika, LIT, The Hat, and 6×6. Maureen is the co-curator of the In Your Ear reading series at the DC Arts Center and the founder of NaPoWriMo, an annual project in which poets attempt to write a poem a day for the month of April.

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SO AND SO #43 -- January 22, 2011

Poetry by Daniel Coudriet, Jennifer Militello, Debrah Morkun, & Laura Newbern















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