Sacha Archer

an excerpt from Sites of Contemporary Meat

[name redacted] currently resides north of Chicago. A former journalist in New Haven, Connecticut, he has published poetry through handmade zines such as “[name redacted]” and “[name redacted]”. He was an experimental bar culture columnist/book reviewer/concert reviewer and feature writer for the [name redacted], [name redacted] and the [name redacted]. He was also front man for a poetry noise musical group called [name redacted]. He gave up writing for a living and now writes and performs poetry mostly for free and cares for mental patients for pay. [name redacted] is a novelist, short fiction author, and poet from Providence, Rhode Island. A 9-time [name redacted] nominee, his work has appeared on [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], and others. He is the author of [name redacted] ([name redacted], 2009), nominated for the [name redacted], and [name redacted] ([name redacted], 2011), nominated for both the [name redacted] and the [name redacted]. He is represented by the [name redacted]. His website: [website redacted]. [name redacted] is a poet based in Philadelphia. He has released many books, e-books, and chapbooks, including [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted] and [name redacted]. His work has appeared in [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], & in the [name redacted] from [name redacted]. A magna cum laude graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, he also holds an MFA from New England College and an MA from Temple University, where he teaches. [name redacted] lives in Roxbury, MA and works as a [name redacted] in the Foundation Year program at Northeastern University. He’s had writing published in many journals including [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], and the [name redacted], where his piece was an Editor’s Choice for the [name redacted]. He received his MFA in Nonfiction Writing at the University of Iowa. Links to other publications can be found at [website redacted]. [name redacted] (born in Mechelen, Belgium, 1961) is a networked collagist and visual poet provocateur. His work emerged out of Poesia Visiva, Mail Art and Fluxist circles. [name redacted]’s diverse practice focuses on language/image as a raw material and the exploration of alternative forms of distribution and communication. As such, he promoted a transnational dialogue prior to the inception of the Internet with his mail art projects (“[name redacted]”, “[name redacted]”) and publications ([name redacted]) from 1984. Now, he continues his research with artists (since 2013 he has worked closely with performance artist [name redacted]) from his “[name redacted]” with whom he exchanges, forwards, and directs art, and collaborative projects through the (e-)mail, and with whom he organizes performances, publications (artists’ books) and exhibitions. His publications and works can be found in major archives ([name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted]), libraries ([name redacted], [name redacted] of the [name redacted]), museums ([name redacted] (Trento e Rovereto, Italy)) and several private collections ([name redacted] (Italy), [name redacted] (Belgium)). [name redacted] is a 2017 [name redacted]. Her chapbook, [name redacted], was printed in standard and fine art editions with paper artist [name redacted] ([name redacted]). She has won many awards for her poetry including grants from the [name redacted] and [name redacted] and the [name redacted]. With an MFA in Poetry, her poems, essays and reviews have been published in dozens of literary journals including [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted] and others. She curates [name redacted] in DC galleries (a [name redacted] Editor’s Pick), and teaches and coaches writers in community art centers and privately. [website redacted]. [name redacted] lives in London. His fiction, essays, short plays, and poetry appear, or are forthcoming, in [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], and [name redacted]. He writes the bi-weekly cultural column [name redacted] for [name redacted] and is an Associate Fiction Editor of the [name redacted]. He is also a writer with [name redacted], and is supposedly working on a novel. [name redacted] is a [name redacted] worshipping urban poet writing in Houston, Texas, where she lives with three dogs and one cat. Her hobbies include trying to figure out [name redacted] solos, writing, and shopping, not necessarily in that order. She loves poetry. [name redacted] is the author of 8 books of poetry, including [name redacted] ([name redacted], 2013) and a book of collaborative poetry with [name redacted], [name redacted] ([name redacted], 2010). [name redacted] will publish a chapbook, [name redacted], [name redacted] and [name redacted]’s collaboration. [name redacted]’s work appears in [name redacted]  ([name redacted]’s). [name redacted] ([name redacted], 2001) is his most recent book of criticism, and he is co-editor of [name redacted], forthcoming from [name redacted]. His paintings hang in various collections. [name redacted] is from Sheffield, UK [name redacted] currently lives in Los Angeles, California, writing and making comics. [name redacted] is working on a book about a female skydiver from the 1900s, and has recently been published in [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], and [name redacted], with a poem forthcoming in [name redacted]. [name redacted] is a writer and editor. His first novel is [name redacted] ([name redacted], 2009). His most recent book of poetry is [name redacted] ([name redacted], 2006). He is the author of the poetry book [name redacted] ([name redacted], 2004) and the humour book [name redacted] ([name redacted], 2005). His most recent editorial projects are the anthologies [name redacted] ([name redacted], 2003) and [name redacted] – a collaborative effort with [name redacted], ([name redacted], 2005). He lives in Montreal where he teaches writing and is the Editor of [name redacted]. [name redacted] grew up in Windsor, Ontario where she graduated with her MA in English and Creative Writing. She recently completed her PhD in Comparative Literature and Women and Gender Studies at the University of Toronto. Her most recent writing can be found in the anthology [name redacted] ([name redacted] 2005) and in the [name redacted] ([name redacted]). She is a mother of two. [name redacted] was raised in San Francisco and now lives in Brooklyn. She is an Assistant Professor of Literary Studies at Eugene Lang College (The New School). Her books include [name redacted] ([name redacted], forthcoming) [name redacted] ([name redacted]), [name redacted] ([name redacted]), [name redacted] ([name redacted]), [name redacted] ([name redacted]), from [name redacted] ([name redacted]) and [name redacted] ([name redacted]). [name redacted] co-edited (with [name redacted]) [name redacted] ([name redacted]). [name redacted] has work anthologized in [name redacted] and [name redacted]. [name redacted] won the 2014 [name redacted]’s [name redacted]. [name redacted]’s work has appeared most recently in [name redacted] and [name redacted]. He lives in Grand Rapids, MI, and is the editor of [name redacted]. [name redacted] lives in Seattle, WA and is a psychotherapist in private practice. [name redacted], her book of memoir prose poems, was published by [name redacted] in 1997 and received the [name redacted]. “[name redacted]” will be published by [name redacted] in the fall of 2014. Her work has appeared in [name redacted], [name redacted], the [name redacted], and others and is forthcoming in [name redacted]. Website: [website redacted]. [name redacted] is a husband to one, a father to three, and a teacher to many. He lives and writes in the suburbs of Chicago. His long list of employment before becoming a teacher includes working in a psychiatric unit, laboring in a kitchen cabinet making factory, and mixing cement for a bricklayer. He was born in Ohio, raised in Minnesota, and has spent the last 25 years in the Chicago area. Australian poet [name redacted] is the author of five collections of poetry, with another forthcoming. He has had numerous poems published online and in print. He resides in Townsville. If [name redacted] could have just one wish, he would give the wish away. [name redacted] lives in Hot Springs, AR, with his wife and daughter. The three enjoy micro-farming, Russian novels, and [name redacted]. [name redacted]’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in [name redacted] and [name redacted]. [name redacted] lives in Buffalo NY with her Husband. Has been writing for years and this is her first time being published. [name redacted] presently resides in Elliot Lake, Ontario, Canada, under 12 feet of snow. He eagerly awaits the spring thaw or an early escape to warmer destinations. His work has been featured in such publications as [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted] (India), and by [name redacted] (Liverpool, England). [name redacted] was born in La Crosse, Wisconsin, and now resides in Madison. His poetry has appeared in [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted] and [name redacted]. [name redacted] is an author, editor, and publisher from Calgary, Canada. [name redacted] founded [name redacted] in 2014 as an outlet for his writing and to build a community of emerging Canadian artists. He graduated from Concordia University in Montreal with a double-major in Western Society & Culture and Creative Writing. [name redacted] is passionate about social satire, philosophy, and science, and enjoys writing poetry, short stories, and critical essays. [name redacted] is a poet and an editor for [name redacted]. Her work has appeared in journals such as [name redacted], [name redacted], and [name redacted], among others, and she has performed at venues in the United States, Mexico, and India. She lives in New York City. Born and raised in Cardiff, Wales, [name redacted] has an MA in English from Oxford University. He lives in Taiwan with his wife, two daughters and cat. He teaches English in a high school. He has had poems and short stories published in [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [website redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], and in various anthologies. [name redacted] has been published in [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted] and others. She was raised with polite midwest sensibilities but has lived all over the place, too. Although currently residing in the Twin Cities, she steadfastly remains a Wisconsin Badger football fan. [name redacted] lives in St. Paul Minnesota. He has recently had poems published in “[name redacted],” “[name redacted],” “[name redacted],” “[name redacted],” “[name redacted],” “[name redacted]” and most recently in “[name redacted].” [name redacted] has a chapbook called “[name redacted],” published through [name redacted] in 2009, and three poetry books published through [name redacted]: “[name redacted]” (2010), “[name redacted]” (2011), and “[name redacted]” (2012). [name redacted] is an uprooted Seattle native toughing it out in New England and spends her days as an editor at [name redacted] specializing in hand-bound books. She has been published in [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted] and [name redacted], amongst others. [name redacted] is an artist whose work uses the idea of the voice, in spoken and written form, with sound and text. He was educated at Sussex University, Royal College of Art, and University of the Arts, London. In the ‘90s he played tiny European venues with little-known electronica quartet ‘[name redacted]’. Since 2006, with [name redacted], he created a series of works exploring description and narration, including ‘[name redacted]’, and ‘[name redacted]’ in ‘[name redacted]’ at [name redacted] in Luxembourg. Recently his speech/audio work ‘[name redacted]’ was commissioned for the [name redacted] in Lincoln, UK. He regularly attends the [name redacted] at Goldsmiths College in London. [name redacted] has published under different names, each hers, but gave up spare vowels when she took up snow drifts and dark winds. [name redacted] reads to remember and writes to forget. Her recent works have be seen in [name redacted], and under the names [name redacted] and [name redacted], in [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], and under [name redacted] in [name redacted]. [name redacted] has volunteered to teach poetry to people suffering from serious mental illness. His works have appeared in [name redacted] and [name redacted]. He lives in Pennsylvania. [name redacted]’s other “[name redacted]” appear, or are forthcoming, in [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], and [name redacted]. She lives in Denver where she is pursuing a PhD. [name redacted] was born in Valparaíso in 1970. He has his degree in English Literature from the Universidad de Chile. His books include [name redacted] ([name redacted], Santiago, 1996) and [name redacted] ([name redacted], Santiago, 2002), which won the [name redacted] 2003. Has participated in the [name redacted] since 2004 and appears in several anthologies of contemporary Chilean poetry. He has translated [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted] and [name redacted]. [name redacted] lives in Brescia (Italy) and works as a translator and English teacher. She collaborates with [name redacted] and [name redacted]. [name redacted]’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], and the [name redacted] Anthology [name redacted]. His poetry collection, [name redacted], out on [name redacted]. None of this matters. What does? Rata vines. The downtown skyline. Glyphs. White boxes. White cords. White cords in white boxes. What? When the moths head towards the light, that’s when. [name redacted] resides in Victoria, BC, where she attends the University of Victoria, majoring in Creative Writing. Past work has appeared in [name redacted]. [name redacted] is a student at USYD. You can find his work @ [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], and [name redacted]. Also now @: [website redacted]. [name redacted], MFA, is the author of two books, [name redacted], a prose poetry collection, and [name redacted], a teen fiction book. She is also co-editor of the new queer poetry anthology [name redacted]. [name redacted] was born in 1983. His book of poems, [name redacted], was published in 2001 in [name redacted] ([name redacted]). In 2002, he joined the Andean pop-rock group [name redacted]. He performs music and poetry around Santiago with [name redacted] and forms part of [name redacted], in which he sings and plays the piano. [name redacted] writes about lonely people and lonely places. Her work has been published in a number of Southeast Asian literary journals and anthologies; it has also won at the [name redacted] in Singapore. [name redacted] is a student of the liberal arts. He enjoys writing, playing the guitar and the struggle of life, but he chooses to spend most of his time on people. Some people call him a charmer, others call him a playboy. He hopes to be the former. [name redacted] lives on the east coast of Scotland, and writes poetry, short stories and non-fiction. His poetry has appeared previously in print and online publications in the UK and US, including [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted] and [name redacted]. More of his work can be found at [website redacted]. [name redacted] is a part-time tree planter living in Montreal. He is originally from the north shore of Lake Superior. His work has appeared in [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], and [name redacted]. [name redacted] is the blog editor of [name redacted] and the co-founder/managing editor of [name redacted]. He has work in [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], and [name redacted], among others. [name redacted] is a writer from Kansas City, Missouri. He has a Bachelor’s in English Literature from Missouri Western State University, and a Master’s from Lindenwood University. Follow him on Twitter: @[name redacted]. [name redacted] is a [name redacted] Award-winning writer from Southern California where he serves as the Production Editor for [name redacted] as well as the Lead Editor for [name redacted]. His most recent work can be found in [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], and [name redacted]. [name redacted] maintains a blog at [website redacted]. [name redacted] lives and loves in Alabama. Every award she has ever won, is lost. [name redacted] has had poetry published in over 60 journals since the beginning of 2010 and his first collection is released later this year by [name redacted]. He is a member of the [name redacted] and an employee of the British Museum. He edits the [name redacted] interview series for [name redacted] and is a postgraduate student in Philosophy at the University of London. [website redacted]. [name redacted] has contributed work to many literary journals. “[name redacted],” his first book of poetry, was published in December, 2007. He recorded a CD of his work in 2001. In 2006, he contributed the text for the exhibition [name redacted] at the [name redacted] in Chicago. In spring, 2007, his video installation for the 800 square-foot video screen at [name redacted] in Chicago was exhibited. He was recipient of a [name redacted] from the [name redacted]. He holds a BFA in Photography from Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, and lives in Chicago. [name redacted] dreams on Sanibel Island, FL, and in Worcester, MA. When not writing about rock ‘n’ roll or youthful transgressions, his poems focus on cancer, drawing on hope, humor, and unforeseen gifts. The winner of the [name redacted], he seconds [name redacted]’s motion that people in Worcester are “provoked to poetry.” His website: [website redacted]. [name redacted] has been writing since 1969. He has worked in factories (auto, ketchup in Ohio), mills (shake and shingle in Washington State), woods (Olympia National Forest), warehouses (San Francisco), mental institutions (Ohio), and universities (Ohio/Louisiana). He has been published in journals ranging from [name redacted] to [name redacted] and [name redacted]. His recent work appears in [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [website redacted], and other journals. His books include [name redacted] ([name redacted], 1991), [name redacted] ([name redacted], 1991), [name redacted] ([name redacted], 1999), and [name redacted] ([name redacted], forthcoming). His work also appears in the anthology [name redacted], edited by [name redacted]. [name redacted] I am 17 years old – young, queer, and underrepresented. I write to honor and acknowledge my communities, to express my many identities, and to ultimately create work that represents who I am as an individual. [name redacted] currently lives in Sedona, AZ. He has recently received the [name redacted] and the [name redacted]. He is a graduate of the Naropa Institute and Northern Arizona University writing programs and received his doctorate with emphasis in Creative Writing from the University of Hawaii in 2006. He is currently working on his second full book of poetry, entitled [name redacted]. He has published in over fifty journals and anthologies since 1987. His recent work can be found in [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted] and [name redacted]. He is the former editor of [name redacted] and [name redacted]. [name redacted] works at an investment firm in West Virginia and is pursuing his M.B.A. His wife and cat see him occasionally. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], and elsewhere. [name redacted] is a poet from the Black Country, researching his PhD at the University of Wolverhampton. His chapbook, [name redacted], was published by [name redacted] in 2015. Two further pamphlets, [name redacted] ([name redacted]) and [name redacted] ([name redacted]) are due out soon. Find him on Facebook: [website redacted]. [name redacted] writes art and draws words—member of the [name redacted]* and finds herself in Paris from time to time. * The visual art iteration of the [name redacted] groups that work in parallel to the [name redacted]. She playfully questions notions of determinism and free will by employing constraint based systems to produce art work that can be viewed as writing and drawing. As well as exhibiting in the UK and internationally, she regularly contributes to conceptual writing publications, nationally and internationally. For a full biography, visit [name redacted]. [name redacted] is a poet and academic from Brisbane, Australia. She is the author of [name redacted], published by [name redacted] in 2016. Her poems have recently appeared in [name redacted], [name redacted] and [name redacted], and are forthcoming in [name redacted] and [name redacted]. [name redacted] is a poet from Wisconsin. She has been published in a few small journals that closed, and then a few more that are still open. She was an Artist-in-Residence at [name redacted] (Hameenkyro, Finland) in March 2015. [name redacted] is a multidisciplinary artist living and working in San Francisco. She studied painting, drawing, and literature in college, and has recently rekindled her love of writing. You can find her daydreaming, drawing in cafes, or making something new in the kitchen. Her favorite animal is the snail. [name redacted] is a 23-year-old writer working in London. He is a regular contributor to several London-based cultural blogs. In April, [name redacted] travelled across America, from New York to Bogotá, Columbia, creating a poetry-based webseries, which can be found at [website redacted]. [name redacted] is sometimes a writer. An avid fan of The Boss, woodworking, and watching his vegetable garden cling to life, he currently lives and works in Bloomington, Indiana. He holds a bachelor’s in history and a master’s in English, and will always have a soft spot for cheery, structurally questionable apartments. His first book, [name redacted], was published by [name redacted] in 2016. His website: [website redacted]. [name redacted] is a native of southeastern Pennsylvania. His poems have appeared in publications such as [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], and [name redacted]. [name redacted] has been writing for many years, but only recently began sending her work out for publication. Her poems have been published by [name redacted], [name redacted] and [name redacted].

 

 

BIO

Sacha Archer is a Canadian writer, visual artist and ESL Instructor currently residing in Ontario. He was the recipient of the 2008 P.K. Page Irwin Prize for his poetry and visual art, and in 2010 he was chosen to participate in the Elise Partridge Mentor Program. His work has appeared in journals such as filling Station, ACTA Victoriana, h&, illiterature, NōD, and Experiment-O. His most recent chapbooks are Detour (Spacecraft Press, 2017), The Insistence of Momentum (The Blasted Tree, 2017), and Acceleration of the Arbitrary (Grey Borders, 2017)One of his online manifestations is his blog at https://sachaarcher.wordpress.com/

 

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