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Laurin DeChae

Laurin DeChae is a queer poet of mixed-race creating and navigating liminal spaces. She received an MFA in poetry from the University of New Orleans and is currently working towards her PhD at the University at Albany in New York. Her work appears in Animal, Pretty Owl Poetry, and Tenderloin, among others. She believes in mermaids, centaurs, unicorns, and other hybrid realities.

Visiting artist performing at Arts Letters & Numbers 2018.

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Adam Tedesco

Adam Tedesco is an editor of REALITY BEACH, a journal of new poetics. His recent work has appeared or is forthcoming in Laurel Review, Gramma Weekly, Prelude, Pouch, Powderkeg, Fanzine, Fence, and elsewhere. His video work has been exhibited at MoMA PS1 among other venues. He is the author of several chapbooks, most recently ABLAZA (Lithic Press, 2017), as well as the forthcoming titles Misrule (Usrus Americanus Press, 2019), and Mary Oliver (Lithic Press, 2019). 

Visiting artist performing at Arts Letters & Numbers 2018.

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Ilya Bernstein

Ilya Bernstein, born in Moscow, is a poet and translator, living in the nether-reaches of northern Manhattan. He is the translator of books by Italian architectural theorist Remo Guidieri, including Argonautics, and has also translated poetry and children's stories by Daniil Kharms. Ilyas poetry, prose, and translations have appeared in Ars Interpres,Circumference, Fulcrum, 6x6, Persephone, Moon City Review, and Res. He is the editor of Osip Mandelstam: New Translations (UDP, 2006). 

Visiting artist at Arts Letters & Numbers Summer Workshop 2013 and 2014.

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Ted Landrum

Ted Landrum (b 1968) has practised and taught architecture in the United States and Canada. From the beginning, poetry has played a vital role in this creative and critical work. Ted is currently preparing a collection of "archi-poems" called Midway Radicals. These – and other artistic projects – probe the productive terrain between architecture and poetry, and between myriad other topics, places and agencies that are usually kept categorically distinct.

Visiting artist at Arts Letters & Numbers Summer Workshop 2013.

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Alumni Troupe/Fellow

Ché Pérez

Che Perez received his Bachelor's of Architecture from the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture at Cooper Union. He is a recipient of the William Cooper Mack Thesis Fellowship and the Alumni Award for outstanding service to the school through his activities as an elected member of the Architecture Student Council. 

Che completed his architecture thesis on the possibility of developing an architectural framework that parallels cultural developments in Caribbean literature. Recognizing that the Caribbean carnivalesque simultaneously engages the physical and literary dimensions of that culture; acting as a metabolic catalyst for cultural evolution and an agent for post-colonial identity construction, Che developed an urban archetype that responds, amplifies and captures these transformations into the evolution of the form and program of the city. 

He has interned at architectural practices, namely; ACLA:Works, Mark Raymond Architect and MOCAD in Trinidad, and Eiroa Architects in New York. While at Cooper, he taught a year-round introductory architecture course to New York City high school students as part of the Saturday Program. 

Born in Trinidad and Tobago, Che grew up sailing and sea-scouting and has taken part in national, regional and international competitions and events worldwide. 

Che has been involved in the growth of Arts Letters and Numbers since 2011 and was between 2014 - 2016 a Resident Fellow at its Headquarters in Averill Park, NY. 

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Christine Rose

I was born in Sydney Australia and gained a very meagre education by the time I was 16. At that point I thought perhaps I would learn more by leaving formal education and living a life. Therefore I worked until I had enough money to leave Australia and travel to London and here I learnt about life. Fast forward another 12 years and I went to university and read English. Here I discovered a love affair with poetry which has continued ever since. So for the last 25 odd years I have been reading discussing and enjoying poetry. So given half a chance I will share all  I know with like minded people. I am also enchanted by life stories and urge you to tell me yours.

Visiting artist at Arts Letters & Numbers Summer Workshop 2013, Sessions 2018.

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Ginger Teppner

I am a writer of both poetry and prose. I allow for the possibility that poetry and prose are complete only when conjoined, existing in time and space together, unable to be separate. Start with form and content must erupt. Start with content; form is manifest. It is not about appearing clever. It is about ultimate connection and the possibility of sneaking under the trip wire of pre-thought. It is about writing around the thickness of expectation.
For the first time the concept of poet/writer as time mechanic resonates completely, as I become less and less interested in definition unless it pertains to intent. I become estranged from the questions of what does this mean and where is this going? Who I am now becomes a reflection of who I am now exemplified in the spaces present between the words and lines and contours and time and location. All artifacts exist at the same time in conversation with each other. Without aggression, suspended by curiousity, and with total appreciation for the collective and divine, form finds an innocent page, right place, and closest representation. A definition of artifice: below the referential, sonic, and spacial is another atmosphere with an undercurrent that defies narrative and logic, the ineffable unknown.

Visiting artist at Arts Letters & Numbers Summer Workshop 2012, 2014, 2017 and 2018.

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Rebecca Woodmass

Rebecca is the Founder of Quill Creative, and the Co-Director of the Montreal chapter of Lesbians Who Tech. She is a classical singer, full-stack, self-taught web developer and designer, writer and activist. She believes that "cultural production and self-expression can and should be used to build new alternatives to the current dominant ideologies of patriarchy, capitalism, and white supremacy." 

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