Rachel Blau DuPlessis & Tony Lopez

Recent poetry and visual works by Rachel Blau DuPlessis are The Collage Poems of Drafts (Salt Publishing, 2011), Pitch: Drafts 77-95 (Salt Publishing, 2010) both from the long poem Drafts. Surge: Drafts 96-114 is currently being completed. Her Purple Passages: Pound, Eliot, Zukofsky, Olson, Creeley and the Ends of Patriarchal Poetry  (University of Iowa Press, 2012) is part of a trilogy of works about gender and poetics.  

Tony Lopez is an English poet best known for his book False Memory (The Figures 1996; Shearsman 2012), which samples and satirizes the language of commodity culture in modern Britain. His most recent collection is Only More So (UNO Press 2011) the latest of 25 books of poetry, criticism and fiction. He is currently working on public art incorporating text and has completed a number of commissions, recently for Bury Art Museum and for the b-side Festival in Weymouth. His website is at tonylopez.org.uk