Allison Cobb & Magdalena Zurawski

Allison Cobb is the author of Born2 (Chax Press, 2004) an engagement with her hometown of Los Alamos, New Mexico, and Green-Wood (Factory School, 2010) an engagement with a nineteenth-century cemetery in Brooklyn, New York. The New York Times took note of Green-Wood in its gardening section, calling the book “a gorgeous, subtle, idiosyncratic gem.” She was a 2009 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow and received a 2011 Individual Artist Fellowship award from the Oregon Arts Commission. She works for the Environmental Defense Fund and lives in Portland, Oregon. She is at work on The Autobiography of PlasticMagdalena Zurawski’s novel The Bruise was published in 2008 by FC2/University of Alabama Press. It received both the 2008 Lambda Award for “Lesbian Debut Fiction” and the 2007 Ronald Sukenick-American Book Review Innovative Fiction Prize. She is the co-curator of the Minor American Poetry Reading Series in Durham, NC, where she is also a PhD candidate in the English Department at Duke University. A manuscript of poetry called Companion Animal is forthcoming from Litmus Press.