Nicole Miller was born and raised on the coast of Northeast Florida. She received her bachelor of science in microbiology in 2016 and her master of science in ecology in 2019, each from the University of Florida. Her passions lie in science and exploration of the natural world. In her free time, she tackles a few more projects than she can handle, travels, and surfs the scrambled waves of the North Atlantic.
Born in 1983 in Anchorage, Alaska, Nikita Gale received a BA from Yale University in 2006, and an MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 2016. Gale also attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Madison, Maine, in 2019. In 2022, Chisenhale Gallery, London, presented Gale's first European solo exhibition. The artist has had other notable solo exhibitions and commissions at institutions such as LAXART, Los Angeles (2022); the California African American Museum, Los Angeles (2021); Anchorage Museum, Alaska (2021); MoMA PS1, New York (2020); The Visual Arts Center at The University of Texas at Austin (2019); Atlanta Contemporary Art Center (2018). Gale is represented by 56 Henry, New York; ReyesFinn, Detroit; and Commonwealth and Council, Los Angeles. The artist resides and works in Los Angeles.
Pier Paolo Pasolini (1922-1975) was an Italian poet, novelist, journalist, filmmaker, theorist, and dramaturg. First and foremost a poet, he is a major figure in European literature and cinematic arts. Life in Rome during the 1950s furnished the material for his first two novels, Ragazzi di vita (The Ragazzi, 1955) and Una vita violenta (A Violent Life, 1959); works whose brutal reflections of urban poverty in the city were similar in character to the depictions of Rome in his debut film, Accattone (1961). All three works dealt with the lives of thieves, prostitutes, and other denizens of a Roman underworld. Other notable novels and narrative works in translation include the unfinished novel Petrolio (published in English in Ann Goldstein's translation by Pantheon), a work-in-progress at the time of Pasolini's death, and La lunga strada di sabbia (The Long Road of Sand), a facsimile of writings towards a travelogue initially published in the magazine Successo. Pasolini published numerous volumes of poetry in his lifetime, including La meglio gioventù (1954); Le ceneri di Gramsci (1957); L'usignolo della chiesa cattolica (1958); La religione del mio tempo (1961); Poesia in forma di rosa (1964); Trasumanar e organizzar (1971); and La nuova gioventù (1975). Works of poetry in English language translation include Norman MacAfee's Poems, an anthology covering the entirety of Pasolini's 'official publications' (Farrar, Strauss and Giroux, 1982); Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Francesca Valente's Roman Poems (City Lights, 1986); Jack Hirschman's anthology, In Danger (City Lights, 2010); and Thomas E. Peterson's translation of The Divine Mimesis (Contra Mundum, 2014), amongst others. * Cristina Viti's publications include the Selected Poems of Dino Campana with the full text of the Orphic Songs, collections by Etel Adnan, Mariangela Gualtieri and Anna Gréki, as well as Elsa Morante's The Worlds Saved by Kids, shortlisted for the John Florio Prize. Translations for the theatre include Orson Welles' Moby Dick-Rehearsed for the Teatro dell'Elfo in Milan. Among forthcoming books are translations of the Selected Poems of Luigi Di Ruscio and of Luca Rastello's The Rain's Falling Up, a novel exploring the politics and spirit of 1970s Italy.
Anna Deavere Smith has had a high-profile career as actor, teacher, and playwright. She has won two Obies, two Tony nominations, a MacArthur "genius" fellowship, and a Pulitzer Prize nomination. She is currently director of the Institute on the Arts and Civic Dialogue and is a professor at New York University.
Nacido en Saigón, Vietnam, Ocean Vuong vive en Nueva York.
Negar Azimi is a writer and editor-in-chief of Bidoun.
Hannah Black is an artist and writer. She was born in Manchester, England, and now lives in New York.