Anne Lesley Selcer is an art writer and a poet in the expanded field. Blank Sign Book is a collection of essays moving though the tensions and potentials between art and politics. Sun Cycle, winner of the Cleveland State University Poetry Center First Poetry Book Prize is out September, 2019. Named for the star that makes vision possible, the book investigates image, power and gender. She is also author of from A Book of Poems on Beauty, winner of the Gazing Grain prize. Anne Lesley’s art writing includes Banlieusard, a commissioned book-length text on media and sense memory for Artspeak gallery, and Untitled (a treatise on form) for 2nd Floor Projects, a limited edition publication in tandem with an exhibition. Critical writing appears in Fillip, Art Practical, Hyperallergic, The Capilano Review, Open Space, the anthology New Media Art 2017: Back to Nature, as well as in several exhibition catalogs. Poetry appears in Fence, The Chicago Review, and Action, Yes! among other small magazines. Anne Lesley wrote a column for Jacket2 on “art resistant to the transformation of social life into a frontier market,” and a series of essays for SFMOMA’s Open Space on language and the moving image. In Vancouver BC, she created the Chroma Reading Series for creative research, artists working in language, and poetry. Her language-based video, sound and text pieces have exhibited at the Krowswork, Visible Verse Festival, Southern Exposure, T-10 Video festival, and on Gauss PDF.
Amaranth Borsuk is a poet, scholar, and book artist whose work encompasses print and digital media, performance and installation. Her books of poetry include Pomegranate Eater (Kore Press, 2016); Between Page and Screen (SpringGun Press, 2016), a book of augmented-reality poems created with Brad Bouse; As We Know (Subito, 2014), an erasure collaboration with Andy Fitch; and Handiwork (Slope Editions, 2012). Her intermedia project Abra (1913 Press, 2016), created with Kate Durbin and Ian Hatcher, received an NEA-sponsored Expanded Artists’ Books grant from the Center for Book and Paper Arts and was issued in 2015 as a limited edition hand-made book and free iPad / iPhone app. Amaranth is currently an Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington, Bothell, where she also teaches in the MFA in Creative Writing and Poetics.