LissiLISSI SÁNCHEZ. Her literary and academic work explores the relationship between mind and matter, and seeks to examine how our words and thoughts co-create our perception of reality. She holds a BFA in Film and a MFA in Creative Writing, both from New York University. Her work as been presented in various international journals and anthologies, and her novel El Sapo Blanco was published in 2015 (DíazGrey Editores, NYC). Lissi has practiced meditation for over twenty years, which has led her to apply the principles of conscious perception and full presence to artistic experience. She holds the Mindfulness Course from the University of Massachusetts and the Curriculum Diploma from Mindful Schools. She is the Creative Writing Program Director at Quantum Prose:

Screen Shot 2017-02-01 at 07.48.34MARTA DEL POZO holds a PhD in Spanish literature from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst with her thesis Towards a Posthumanist Reenchantment: Poetry, Science, and New Technologies, and an MFA in creative writing from New York University. As a poet, she was awarded the poetry accesit Fundación Jorge Guillén for her book La memoria del pez (2008); the International poetry prize Antonio Gala for Hambre de imágenes (editorial Alhulia, 2016), and the Iberoamerican poetry Prize Entreversos for Nigredo (Forthcoming, Fundación Mar Azul). She has also published Escuela de geómetras (Devenir, Madrid, 2015), translated into Spanish Resonance by Richard Jackson, The Beauty of the Weapons by Robert Bringhurst (both in Kriller71, Barcelona) and The Dead by James Joyce (De Conatus, Madrid). With Nicholas Rattner, she has co-translated into English Viento de Fuego by the Peruvian Yván Yauri (Ugly Duckling Presse, NY, 2011).  Marta is an Assistant Professor at the department of Foreign Literature and Languages at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth and the founding editor at Quantum Prose:

Screen Shot 2016-11-13 at 14.41.15LEONARD SCHWARTZ
 is the author of numerous collections of poetry, including IFAt Element, and The Tower of Diverse Shores, all from Talisman House, The Library of Seven Readings from Ugly Duckling Presse and A Message Back and other Furors, from Chax Press. His poems have appeared in a wide variety of journals and periodicals, including Harper’s, Conjunctions, The Brooklyn Rail, the Literary Review, To, Mandorla, New American Writing, Verse, American Letters & Commentary, and Jacket. He has won awards in poetry from The National Endowment for the Arts, The Academy of American Poetry, and from the New York State Council on the Arts, and he has read his work as an invited guest at poetry festivals and venues in France, Sweden, Romania, Turkey, China, Singapore, Buenos Aires and Peru, among other places. Leonard also host and produces the radio program Cross Cultural Poetics and he teaches poetics at The Evergreen State College in Washington, as well as in Columbia University’s MFA program.