Marie-Elizabeth Mali, Contributing Editor Ocean Folio

Marie-Elizabeth Mali is the author of Steady, My Gaze (Tebot Bach, 2011) and co-editor with Annie Finch of the anthology, Villanelles (Everyman’s Library Pocket Poets, 2012). Until recently she co-curated louderARTS: the Reading Series and the Page Meets Stage reading series in New York City. Before receiving her MFA in poetry from Sarah Lawrence College, she practiced Traditional Chinese Medicine. She has been awarded a residency at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in October 2013. Her work has appeared inCalyxPoet Lore, and RATTLE, among others. 

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Casper Stracke, Contributing Editor video_dumbo Folio

Caspar Stracke is an interdisciplinary artist and filmmaker from Germany, living and working in New York City since 1993 and Helsinki (since 2012). 
His work is situated around architecture and urbanism, media archaeology as well as various socio-political aspects of cinema. His films, videos and installation work has been shown in numerous exhibitions, retrospectives and festivals throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia.
 In 1999 he completed his first feature-length 35mm film project CIRCLE'S SHORT CIRCUIT which toured throughout the US and Europe and was selected for the American Century Part II exhibition at the Whitney Museum, NY. He is the recipient of a Rockefeller Media Art  fellowship and various project Grants from Hamburg-Schleswig-Holstein Between 2000-2011 he was an active member of THE THING, a NY-based nexus for art and net culture. 
Since 2005 he is the co-director of video_dumbo an annual exhibition/festival for contemporary video art in NYC, co-presented with Dumbo Arts Center. He also works as a screen designer for stage productions and collaborating as MOSTRA with his wife, Gabriela Monroy. Caspar Stracke is currently teaching as a professor for Contemporary Art and Moving Image at KUVA Art Academy Helsinki.

Gabriela Monroy, Contributing Editor video_dumbo Folio

Gabriela Monroy is a Mexican videoartist and video curator living and working between Berlin, New York and Mexico City. In 2001 she received a Masters in Film and Video from the School of Art Institute of Chicago. In 2001 she was awarded Mexico's National Foundation for Culture and Arts Fellowship for Young Emerging Artists. In 2002 she was selected with a four channel video installation, as part of the 10th National Biennial of Photography of Mexico. Since 2002 she has been working in collaboration with the German video artist Caspar Stracke under the name MOSTRA. In 2004 they were awarded a NYSCA Film and Media Production Grant for an Interactive video installation for cinema space and since 2005 they are the directors of video_dumbo, an international videoart festival in New York. In 2009 she was selected as one of The MacDowell Colony's National Endowment for the Arts fellowship recipients. In 2011 she was awarded a NYFA/ Deutsche Bank America's Foundation Fellowship in Digital and Electronic Arts as well as a grant from FONCA, Mexico’s National Fund for Culture and Arts. She has participated in exhibitions in Mexico, Europe, Korea and the US, and her work is part of the INBA collection, Mexico’s National Institute for Fine Arts.

Jean-Jacques Poucel, Contributing Editor-at-Large

Jean-Jacques Poucel (visiting professor of French literature at the University of Calgary) is a poet, translator, and literary critic. He is the author Jacques Roubaud and the Invention of Memory (2006) and has completed studies on several members of the Oulipo, some of which appear in Pereckonings (Yale French Studies 105) and Constrainted Writing I & II (Poetics Today 30.4 & 31.1), which he co-edited. He is a member of the Parisian transatlantic poetry translation collective Double Change, With whom he edited Contemporary Critical Forms (Formes Poétiques Contemporaines 9), and his translations of Emmanuel Hocquard's Conditions of Light (2010) and Anne Portugal's Flirt Formula (2012) have both been published by La Presse series in contemporary poetry (Fence Books). In 2011-2012, he was a Fellow at Internationales Kolleg Morphomata, the University of Cologne's Center for Advanced Studies.

Marco Maisto, Contributing Editor

Marco Maisto is a text artist interested in comics, the poetics of future memory, minor literature and genres of collaboration.  He studied writing, poetics, and the anthropology of communication at the University of Chicago and the Iowa Writer's Workshop.  A recent essay of his appears in Bubbling Up at, where he presently serves on the editorial staff of the COHORTS anthology project.  He heads up Threshold Text Ecology NYC, an organization in its infancy for the advancement of radical collective process across stylistic boundaries.  Fragments from his first novel in progress can be found at and other information at  He is the author of the chapbook arcades/ARCADES and The Great Lakes Hybrids, a novella.

Sina Queyras, Contributing Editor

Sina Queyras grew up on the road in western Canada and she has since lived in Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, New York, Philadelphia and Calgary where she was Markin Flanagan Writer in Residence. She is the author most recently of Unleashed (BookThug), a selection of posts from the first four years of her blog. Her previous collection of poetry, Expressway (Coach House 2009) was nominated for a Governor General’s Award and a selection from that book won Gold in the National Magazine Awards. Lemon Hound (Coach House 2006) won a Lambda Award and the Pat Lowther Award. In 2005 she edited Open Field: 30 Contemporary Canadian Poets, for Persea Books. She is contributing editor at Drunken Boat where she has curated folios on Conceptual Writing and Visual Poetry. She has taught creative writing at Rutgers, Haverford and Concordia University in Montreal where she currently resides.