Sueyeun Juliette Lee grew up three miles from the CIA. She currently lives in Philadelphia, where she edits Corollary Press (www.corollarypress.org), a chapbook series devoted to multi-ethnic experimental writing. Her books include That Gorgeous Feeling (Coconut Books) and Underground National (Factory School). She is a contributing editor of EOAGH and is at work on her doctoral dissertation examining the nexus between visual arts movements, critical theory, and Asian American poetry.
Born and raised in Kwangju, a then-revolutionary site of the 1980 South Korean uprising, Maxi Kim has a master’s from USC’s Rossier School of Education and a master’s in Critical Studies from California Institute of the Arts. Author of One Break, A Thousand Blows, Kim’s forthcoming book Did Somebody Say North Korea? confronts one of the pervasive myths of our time: that North Korea is a Confucian-Communist regime led by a Stalinist dictator that will, with time, disintegrate like the Soviet Union. In fact, North Korea, in our standard ideological spectrum is much closer to Nazism than to Marxism. Much like Hitler’s Third Reich, Kim Jong-il’s North Korea can’t be understood without understanding its racial worldview and “fascist” aesthetic principles. Debunking the current “end of history” model of international relations promoted by both humanist academics and the current political establishment, Maxi Kim offers Art as a new road map for “returning to history” by confronting East Asia’s totalitarian slave state.
Jackqueline was raised in Lafayette, Louisiana and has lived in five southern states, (and Indiana.) Her poetry and fiction has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Try!, Big Bridge, Swan’s Rag, Adios Pelota! and Peach & Bats. She co-curates the Condensery Reading Series in Oakland. With the art-collective, Hail, Jackqueline collaboratively scripts and choreographs multi-media performances and has played in the East Bay bands The Delicate Situation and Pine. She is a student of creative writing and philosophy at Mills College