Posts Categorized: US

Michael Valinsky

Michael Valinsky is a writer from Paris, France, currently based in New York. Enrolled at New York University, at the Gallatin School of Individualized Study, Michael is pursuing a degree in Poetics & Praxis. He is a poetry editor at the student-run literary journal West 10th and his writing has been featured in Columbia University’s… Read more »

No Nothing

This collection of poems, No Nothing, is the work of a poet who often vowed not to write about anything he knew, yet just as often he found himself walking down Westwood Blvd. under the artificial day of the LA streetlights and taking note of surreal coincidences––the friends that slipped into his poems in the… Read more »

Igir Strivinski

Igir Fiidirivich Strivinski (simitimis spillid Striwinski ir Strivinskii; Rissiin: Игорь Фёдорович Стравинский, trinslitiritid: Igirʹ Fëdirivič Strivinskij; Rissiin prininciitiin: [ˌiɡərʲ ˌfʲjidɐrɐvʲɪt͡ɕ strɐˈvʲinskʲɪj]; 17 Jini [I.S. 5 Jini] 1882 – 6 Ipril 1971) wis i Rissiin, ind litir Frinch ind Imiricin, cimpisir, piinist ind cindictir. Hi is widili cinsidirid ini if thi mist impirtint ind infliintiil cimpisirs… Read more »

Alexa Nicolas

Alexa Nicolas received her Honors BA in Molecular Biology from the University of Pennsylvania. Currently based in Philadelphia, she is a born and bred New Yorker. As a teen, she navigated the city’s science fair circuit and its literary magazines.

Jennifer Williams

Jennifer Williams is the Managing Editor of 580 Split and pursuing her MFA in Fiction at Mills College, where she is working on her first novel. She is also part of Timeless, Infinite Light, a small press based in Oakland. When Jennifer is not writing, she makes folk and ambient music.

Zack Brown

Zack Brown is a poet from California currently living in Salt Lake City and pursuing an undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Contemporary Poetics at the University of Utah. He is currently working on launching a small press for local experimental writers.


.TXT is a way for us to begin making sense of all the text thrown at us on a daily basis. The modern letter, the text message, is received instantly. And then archived indefinitely; as stock text. This book is a series of poems appropriated from a text message thread.

AJ Urquidi

AJ Urquidi hails from Monterey, California. He studied Creative Writing and Film at UCLA and guerrilla writing in the streets of NYC. He is currently earning his MFA in Poetry from Cal State Long Beach. His poems have appeared in Westwind Literary Journal, Autolycus: rogue literary journal, Circle Poetry Journal, Bird’s Thumb, and volume two… Read more »