Rachel Levitsky & Aaron Shurin

Rachel Levitsky is recently the author of a novel, The Story of My Accident is Ours (Futurepoem, 2013) as well as two other full-length books of poetry, Under the Sun (Futurepoem, 2003) NEIGHBOR (UDP, 2009) and a number of chapbooks including Renoemos (Delete, 2010). She was the founder of the feminist avant-garde network, Belladonna* which has now become Belladonna* Collaborative, of which she is now a part. In 2010 with Christian Hawkey, she started The Office of Recuperative Strategies (OoRS.net), a mobile research unit variously located in Amsterdam, Berlin, Boulder, Brooklyn (Gowanus, Crown Heights, Pratt Institute, Clinton Hill, Fort Greene, downtown), Cambridge/Woodberry Poetry Room, NYC (Holland Tunnel, Zuccotti/Liberty Park, Orchard Street), and the University of Leipzig in Leipzig. She lives in Brooklyn and teaches at Pratt Institute.

Aaron Shurin’s most recent books are Citizen (2012), a collection of prose poems, and King of Shadows (2008), a collection of personal essays, both from City Lights Books. His writing has appeared in over thirty national and international anthologies, and been translated into seven languages. A longtime resident of San Francisco, he was the first graduate of the New College of California Poetics Program, and is now Professor Emeritus in the MFA Writing Program at the University of San Francisco.