Erica Kaufman & Maureen Owen


Erica Kaufman is the author of censory impulse (Factory School 2009) as well as several chapbooks. Poems from her most recent project, INSTANT CLASSIC, can be found in Little Red Leaves & in Elective Affinities. Kaufman is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the CUNY Graduate Center where she studies Composition and Rhetoric and its possible relationships to contemporary poetics. she lives in Brooklyn and teaches at Baruch College and Bard’s Institute for Writing & Thinking.

Maureen Owen, poet, editor and publisher, is the author of ten poetry titles, most recently Erosion’s Pull from Coffee House Press, a finalist for the Colorado Book Award and the Balcones Poetry Prize. Her title American Rush: Selected Poems was a finalist for the L.A. Times Book Prize and her work AE (Amelia Earhart) was a recipient of the prestigious Before Columbus American Book Award. Current publications include work in YAWP magazine,Columbia Review, Hanging Loose,  Poems from the Women’s Movement (The library of America), and Visiting Wallace (Univ of Iowa Press). Maureen currently teaches at Naropa University and is editor-in-chief of Naropa’s on-line zine not enough night. Her next title is forthcoming from Chax Press.