Poetry. Drama. Young Adult Fiction. Winner of the 2014 Johns Hopkins University Press Lion & Unicorn Award for Excellence in North American Poetry. What do contemporary, avant-garde writers have to say to children? KINDERGARDE: AVANT-GARDE POEMS, PLAYS, STORIES, AND SONGS finds out! This Small Press Traffic-sponsored project features avant-garde writers from across the country who submitted work especially for children. The result is an award-winning anthology that offers young people new ideas about what poetry, story, and performance can be. KINDERGARDE is America's first avant-garde anthology for children of all ages. I scream! You scream! We all scream for experimental poetry!
Contributors include: Akilah Oliver, Anne Waldman, Beverly Dahlen, Bhanu Kapil, Camille Roy, CAConrad, Cathy Park Hong, Claire Blotter, Charles Bernstein, Christian Bök, Douglas Kearney, Eileen Myles, Elise Ficarra, Etel Adnan, Brent Cunningham, Harryette Mullen, giovanni singleton, Jaime Cortez, Jane Sprague, Joan Larkin, Joan Retallack, Jocelyn Saidenberg, Johanna Drucker, Juan Felipe Herrera, Juliana Spahr, Julie Patton, Kenny Goldsmith, Kevin Killian, Leslie Scalapino, Lyn Hejenian, M. NourbeSe Philip, Noelle Kocot, Robert Glück, Robin Blaser, Rosmarie Waldrop, Sarah Anne Cox, Sawako Nakayasu, Susan Gevirtz, Vanessa Place, Wanda Coleman, Will Alexander, and many others!
Dana Teen Lomax is a mom and poet. The author of several books--DISCLOSURE (Black Radish Books, 2011), Ubu Edition #43 (UBU Editions, 2010), Rx (Dusie Press, 2010), CURREN[Y (Palm Press, 2006), ROOM (A]Bend Press, 1999), and co-editor of LETTERS TO POETS: CONVERSATIONS ABOUT POETICS, POLITICS, AND COMMUNITY (Saturnalia Books, 2008)--her poetry and critical work has received California Arts Council, Marin Arts Council, San Francisco Foundation, and other awards. She served as the Director of Small Press Traffic and is proud to be the editor of KINDERGARDE. Dana currently teaches at San Francisco State University and with California Poets in the Schools. She lives in northern California with her super-cool family.