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: lissi@quantumprose.org

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MARTA 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 NYU. She was awarded the poetry accesit for La memoria del pez, the Antonio Gala poetry prize for Hambre de imágenes , and the Iberoamerican Award Entreversos for Nigredo. She is also the author of Escuela de geómetras and has translated into Spanish The Dead , by James Joyce, Resonance, by Richard Jackson, The Beauty of the Weapons by Robert Bringhurst and co-translated into English Viento de Fuego by Yván Yauri. She is an Assistant Professor at the department of Foreign Languages of the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth and the founding editor at Quantum Prose: marta@quantumprose.org


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 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 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, Verse, and Jacket. He has won awards in poetry from The NEA, The Academy of American Poetry, or the New York State Council on the Arts, and 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. He produces the radio program Cross Cultural Poetics and he teaches poetics at The Evergreen State College, WA, as well as in Columbia University’s MFA program.