Andrew Zawacki & Mairéad Byrne


Andrew Zawacki is the author of three poetry books — Petals of Zero Petals of One (Talisman House), Anabranch (Wesleyan), and By Reason of Breakings (Georgia) — and several chapbooks. Coeditor of Verse and The Verse Book of Interviews (Verse), he has published criticism in the TLS, Boston Review, Talisman, How2, New German Critique, Open Letter, Australian Book Review, and elsewhere. A former fellow of the Slovenian Writers’ Association, he edited Afterwards: Slovenian Writing 1945-1995 (White Pine) and edited and co-translated Aleš Debeljak’s Without Anesthesia, due in spring from Persea. His translation, from the French, of Sébastien Smirou, My Lorenzo, is forthcoming from Burning Deck.

Mairéad Byrne’s books include The Best of (What’s Left of) Heaven (Publishing Genius 2010), Talk Poetry (Miami University Press 2007), SOS Poetry (/ubu Editions 2007), and Nelson & The Huruburu Bird (Wild Honey Press 2003); with chapbooks including State House Calendar (Dusie Kollektiv 2008), Vivas (Wild Honey Press 2005), An Educated Heart (Palm Press 2005) and Kalends (Belladonna 2005).  She is an Associate Professor of Poetry + Poetics at Rhode Island School of Design.