Issue 12, Volume II
Carmen Carrero Castro has dedicated herself to visual poetry, action art, performance poetry, mail-art, and the publication and dissemination of literature. She also organized the Creative Photography Days and founded the Guadalquivir Photo Gallery, and had an exhibition organized by IVAM from her series of photomontages “Album”, for the Institute of Women in Valencia. She continues giving readings and lectures,, more recently under the aegis of the Ministry of Culture and the Plan for the Promotion of Reading in Teaching Centers and such venues as the Seville Festival of Perfopoetry; in EDITA, Punta Umbría; in Voces del Extremo, Moguer; in the Guadiana Poets Encounters "Poesía Transfronteriça", Ayamonte and Vila Real de Santo Antonio; in Armapalavra "Palavra Ibérica")
Recent work includes Piratas y quesitos; Lámina animal, a book of poetry; a collective endeavor, Enredando, experimental poetry in Metamorfosis; the Arachne Seamstress; Paradise folders; Baroque Factory; Three in Sum , Escáner Cultural, Artecenter, Stylusart, and Literaturas.com. She has published in anthologies of experimental poetry including Poets in Platea; Recital Chilango Andaluz; Crabs in the Sun; Poetry and Magic; Poetry in the desert; Poets of Guadiana “Poesía Transfronteriça” and most recently in Microparticular, Oniria, Las Cosas Quebradas, and Río Río Río. Her accomplishments are many and varied; see her website for much more information (in Spanish).
Christopher Sawyer-Lauçanno, co-translator of Frontera with Bronwyn Mills and whose memoir we continue to serialize, is the author of more than a dozen books including biographies of Paul Bowles and E.E.Cummings, and a group portrait of American writers in Paris 1944-1960, The Continual Pilgrimage. He also translated the Salvador Dalí "San Sebastien" essay in Witty Issue 10. His translations include books by Paul Eluard, Rafael Alberti, Panaït Istrati, García Lorca and the Mayan Books of Chilam Balam. His most recent publications are Dix méditations sur quelques mots d’Antonin Artaud, translated by Patricia Pruitt (Paris: Alyscamps, 2018) Remission (Talisman House, 2016) and Mussoorie-Montague Miscellany (Talisman House, 2014) Until his retirement he taught writing at MIT for over a quarter-century. He lives in Turners Falls, Massachusetts. Many of his books are on Amazon and Bookshop.org.
Dana Delibovi is a poet, essayist, and philosopher from Lake Saint Louis, Missouri. In 2020, her work has appeared in The Confluence, Apple Valley Review, Noon, and most recently, Linden Avenue Literary Journal. In addition to reviews in Witty Partition, recent reviews include work in After the Art, and Zingara Poetry Review. She is the 2019 winner of the James Haba Award for Poetry. Visit her at https://danadelibovi.weebly.com/.
Bronwyn Mills holds an MFA from UMass, Amherst, and a Ph.D. from NYU where she was an Anais Nin Fellow. Later a Fulbright Fellow (La République du Bénin, West Africa) she travels widely, and has lived in New York City, Istanbul, Turkey; Latin America; and Paris, France. For many years a dance and theatre writer for regional arts publications in New England, she is also a Senior Prose Editor for Tupelo Quarterly. Books include Night of the Luna Moths (poetry), Beastly's Tale (a fabulist novel). She has just completed By the
Spoonmaker's Tomb, vignettes from her time living in Istanbul and is currently working on Canary Club, a novel set in medieval Spain. Her work has appeared in IKON, Frigate, Talisman: a Journal of Contemporary Poetry and Poetics, Tupelo Quarterly, and most recently in Agni Online. She guest-edited the Turkish issue of Absinthe; New European Writing (#19.) Bronwyn has taught at Stevens Institute of Technology; Kadir Has University in Istanbul; and Abomey-Calavi in Bénin. From time to time she publishes work on
African vodou. Bronwyn lives and writes in a tiny mountain village far, far away. Read more at https://bronwynmills.org/
Eric Darton has published a number of books, including the New York Times bestseller Divided We Stand: A Biography of The World Trade Center (Basic Books, 1999, 2011), and Free City, a novel, (WW Norton, 1996). He is also the author of an ongoing work of free scholarship, Book of the World Courant, available at www.bookoftheworldcourant.net. Recently his essays have been published in Tupelo Quarterly www.tupeloquarterly.com. More of his work may be found at www.ericdarton.net and here at Witty Partition. Darton leads Writing at the Crossroads, a workshop for prose writers, a sampling of whose work appears in issue 2.
Hardy Griffin has a Ph.D. from Boğaziçi University, and has published writing in Fresh.ink, New Flash Fiction, Alimentum, Assisi, The Washington Post, American Letters & Commentary, and a chapter in Writing Fiction (Bloomsbury, 2003). His translations can be found in Words Without Borders, The Istanbul Biennial,and for the award-winning EU-sponsored study Armenians, which documents the lives of Armenians living in contemporary Turkey. A selection of his work can be found here. He is the founding editor for the literary magazine Novel Slices, dedicated solely to the publication of novel excerpts of all genres.
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