Dare Williams Home School Claremont 2017 Dare Williams is a poet/artist/activist native to the suburbs of Southern California. He lives and works in downtown Los Angeles. He is a member of the art collective VOMIR. Dare has been writing poetry since he was 12 years old and has been featured in JIMMY MAGAZINE, STARRFUCKER, and Queering Zine. A recent album of Home School Claremont 2017, he is currently studying violence within sub-cultures and is working on his first manuscript.

Dare Williams
Home School Claremont 2017

Dare Williams is a poet/artist/activist native to the suburbs of Southern California. He lives and works in downtown Los Angeles. He is a member of the art collective VOMIR. Dare has been writing poetry since he was 12 years old and has been featured in JIMMY MAGAZINE, STARRFUCKER, and Queering Zine. A recent album of Home School Claremont 2017, he is currently studying violence within sub-cultures and is working on his first manuscript.

Jacqueline Balderrama Home School Hudson 2014 Jacqueline Balderrama received her MFA from Arizona State University and is currently pursuing a PhD in poetry at the University of Utah. She serves as poetry editor for Iron City Magazine, creative expressions by and for the incarcerated. Her work has appeared in Cream City Review, Blackbird, and others.

Jacqueline Balderrama
Home School Hudson 2014

Jacqueline Balderrama received her MFA from Arizona State University and is currently pursuing a PhD in poetry at the University of Utah. She serves as poetry editor for Iron City Magazine, creative expressions by and for the incarcerated. Her work has appeared in Cream City Review, Blackbird, and others.

Emily Kaufmann Home School Claremont 2017 Hieu Gray is a poet and filmmaker from California. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing/Poetry from NYU’s inaugural low-residency program with workshops in Paris and a BA in Journalism/Creative Writing from Emory University. She has been a recipient of a national poetry fellowship from the Norman Mailer Center and has been a finalist for the Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship. Gray’s work has been performed on stage for Emotive Fruition – a performance series bringing poets and actors together. She was a finalist for the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award 2016 and her poem “Ghost Song” was published in its literary anthology. Her digital video poems series “The Moving Words Project” includes a modern retelling of Sylvia Plath’s “Lady Lazarus” which premiered at the International Video Poem Film Festival in Athens, Greece. For over a decade, Gray was an award-winning senior producer at CNN.

Emily Kaufmann
Home School Claremont 2017

Hieu Gray is a poet and filmmaker from California. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing/Poetry from NYU’s inaugural low-residency program with workshops in Paris and a BA in Journalism/Creative Writing from Emory University. She has been a recipient of a national poetry fellowship from the Norman Mailer Center and has been a finalist for the Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship. Gray’s work has been performed on stage for Emotive Fruition – a performance series bringing poets and actors together. She was a finalist for the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award 2016 and her poem “Ghost Song” was published in its literary anthology. Her digital video poems series “The Moving Words Project” includes a modern retelling of Sylvia Plath’s “Lady Lazarus” which premiered at the International Video Poem Film Festival in Athens, Greece. For over a decade, Gray was an award-winning senior producer at CNN.

 
Joe Lewis Home School Claremont 2017 I am a non-media specific artist, and my work is usually project based. Typically, when I start a project, I explore the subject territory as thoroughly as possible. Sometimes images come to me in waves, often pushing through the news of the day as the Bulls in Pamplona run through life’s textures. People, places, and things circumscribe my marks, objects, and sounds occasionally allowing me to see around corners. Looking into the future is not difficult. The problem is acceptance; accepting that lives can change due to actions done in the here and now. At times it’s just an errant word or aroma that lifts the curtain, because the present, as our future, is nothing more than multiple images; not just any images but the ordered relocation of our past. For me, peeking under that curtain reveals the base upon which rests our unconscious desires, whose ultimate goal is self-actualization.

Joe Lewis
Home School Claremont 2017

I am a non-media specific artist, and my work is usually project based. Typically, when I start a project, I explore the subject territory as thoroughly as possible. Sometimes images come to me in waves, often pushing through the news of the day as the Bulls in Pamplona run through life’s textures. People, places, and things circumscribe my marks, objects, and sounds occasionally allowing me to see around corners. Looking into the future is not difficult. The problem is acceptance; accepting that lives can change due to actions done in the here and now. At times it’s just an errant word or aroma that lifts the curtain, because the present, as our future, is nothing more than multiple images; not just any images but the ordered relocation of our past. For me, peeking under that curtain reveals the base upon which rests our unconscious desires, whose ultimate goal is self-actualization.

Tomás Cohen Home School Hudson 2014 Tomás Cohen is a writer and translator from Chile. In 2003, he received a grant from the Pablo Neruda Foundation. He studied Musicology and Fine Arts at P. Universidad Católica de Chile and Art History at New York University. After living for two years in Nepal, he is currently based in Germany, where he studies Buddhism, Tibetan and Sanskrit at Universität Hamburg. Tomás has read his poetry in recitals and festivals in Argentina, Chile, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany and the USA. As a member of the Found in Translation writers collective, he organises the Hafen Lesung international reading series in Hamburg, and is the Chilean Editor-at-Large for Asymptote journal. He has interviewed and/or translated the poets John Ashbery, Adam Fitzgerald and Timothy Donnelly. His book Redoble del ronroneo was published by Buenos Aires Poetry in 2016. His poetry has been translated into German and Greek.

Tomás Cohen
Home School Hudson 2014

Tomás Cohen is a writer and translator from Chile. In 2003, he received a grant from the Pablo Neruda Foundation. He studied Musicology and Fine Arts at P. Universidad Católica de Chile and Art History at New York University. After living for two years in Nepal, he is currently based in Germany, where he studies Buddhism, Tibetan and Sanskrit at Universität Hamburg. Tomás has read his poetry in recitals and festivals in Argentina, Chile, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany and the USA. As a member of the Found in Translation writers collective, he organises the Hafen Lesung international reading series in Hamburg, and is the Chilean Editor-at-Large for Asymptote journal. He has interviewed and/or translated the poets John Ashbery, Adam Fitzgerald and Timothy Donnelly. His book Redoble del ronroneo was published by Buenos Aires Poetry in 2016. His poetry has been translated into German and Greek.

Rachel James Home School Claremont 2017 Rachel James is a Canadian artist and poet with a background in social anthropology and experimental ethnography. She has exhibited or performed throughout the United States, Canada and Europe, including at La MaMa, The Watermill Center, Essex Flowers, MoMA PS1, Spectacle, and Recess in New York, SFMOMA, Totaldobže in Riga, Kamppi Chapel in Helsinki, and The New Gallery in Calgary. She has curated exhibitions and performance events in Mexico City and New York, where she lives and works.

Rachel James
Home School Claremont 2017

Rachel James is a Canadian artist and poet with a background in social anthropology and experimental ethnography. She has exhibited or performed throughout the United States, Canada and Europe, including at La MaMa, The Watermill Center, Essex Flowers, MoMA PS1, Spectacle, and Recess in New York, SFMOMA, Totaldobže in Riga, Kamppi Chapel in Helsinki, and The New Gallery in Calgary. She has curated exhibitions and performance events in Mexico City and New York, where she lives and works.