Amaranth Borsuk & Kate Durbin

Amaranth Borsuk is currently a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities at MIT. She is the 2011 recipient of the Gulf Coast Poetry Prize for “A New Vessel,” selected by Ilya Kaminski. Together with Gabriela Jauregui she has translated the work of Oulipo poet Paul Braffort, selections of which have recently appeared in Western Humanities Review, Aufgabe, and Caketrain. She is the author of a chapbook, Tonal Saw (The Song Cave, 2010), and, with Kate Durbin, Excess Exhibit (forthcoming, ZG Press).

Kate Durbin is a Los Angeles-based writer and artist. She is author of The Ravenous Audience (Akashic Books, 2009), and, with Amaranth Borsuk, Excess Exhibit (Zg Press, forthcoming), as well as the conceptual fashion magazine The Fashion Issue (Zg Press, forthcoming), and four chapbooks: Fragments Found in a 1937 Aviator’s Boot (Dancing Girl Press, 2009), FASHIONWHORE (Legacy Pictures, 2010), The Polished You, as part of Vanessa Place’s Factory Series (oodpress, 2010), and Kept Women (Insert Press, forthcoming). Her projects have been featured in Spex, Huffington Post, The New Yorker, Specs,, AOL, Poets and Writers, VLAK, Lana Turner: A Journal of Poetry and Opinion, Black Warrior Review, Joyland, SUPERMACHINE, Drunken Boat, NPR, and The American Scholar, among others. She is founding editor of Gaga Stigmata, an online arts and criticism journal about Lady Gaga, which will be published as a book from Zg Press in 2012. She co-curated a forum on women writers and fashion for Delirious Hem, SEAM RIPPER. Her performance Prices Upon Request was performed at Yuki Sharoni Salon in Beverly Hills, and her piece Pardonmywhoremoans was performed in BELLYFLOP swimming pool gallery in Los Angeles. She writes about celeb style for