Kate Durbin is a Los Angeles-based writer and performance artist who shows at Transfer Gallery in Brooklyn and has performed at the Pulse Art Fair, MOCA, the Hammer, and elsewhere. She is author of The Ravenous Audience (Akashic Books), and E! Entertainment (Wonder). Abra, an intermedia project with Amaranth Borsuk and Ian Hatcher, received an NEA-funded Expanded Artists’ Books grant from the Center for Book and Paper Arts at Columbia College, Chicago and will be issued in 2015 as an artists’ book and integrated iPad app. A trade edition is forthcoming from 1913 Press. Durbin is founding editor of Gaga Stigmata, and her tumblr project, Women as Objects, archives the teen girl tumblr aesthetic. She was the 2015 Arts Queensland Poet-in-Residence.
Amaranth Borsuk is a poet, scholar, and book artist interested in textual materiality. Her books include As We Know (Subito), with Andy Fitch; Handiwork (Slope); and Between Page and Screen (Siglio), augmented-reality poems created with Brad Bouse. Her collaborative digital projects include an erasure bookmarklet, The Deletionist, with Nick Montfort and Jesper Juul, and Whispering Galleries, a site-specific LeapMotion interactive work for the city of New Haven. Borsuk served as a Mellon postdoctoral fellow in the humanities at MIT before joining the faculty of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington, Bothell, where she currently teaches.