SOMMER BROWNING writes poems, draws comics and tells jokes. She is the author of three chapbooks, most recently THE BOWLING (Greying Ghost, 2010) with Brandon Shimoda. Her poems and drawings have appeared in The New York Quarterly, Typo, Octopus, past simple, Free Verse, The Stranger and other places. With Julia Cohen she curates The Bad Shadow Affair, a reading series in Denver.
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JOSEPH LEASE'S critically acclaimed books of poetry include Testify, Broken World and Human Rights. His work has been featured on npr and published in The AGNI 30th Anniversary Poetry Anthology, VQR, Bay Poetics, and Paris Review, among others. The title poem from Broken World appeared in The Best American Poetry, edited by Robert Creeley and David Lehman. Originally from Chicago, Lease lives in the Bay area and chairs the mfa Program in Writing at California College of the Arts in San Francisco.