Rui Baião was born on November 24, 1953, in Lisbon, Portugal, where he resides. He has practiced Medicine until 2020.
Baião has published the following titles: Quiasma (frenesi, Lisbon); MIX DIXIT (frenesi, Lisbon); nihil (frenesi, Lisbon); Aqueduto (& etc, Lisbon); SIÃO, an anthology of Portuguese poetry with Paulo da Costa Domingos and Al Berto (frenesi, Lisbon); Maligno (frenesi, Lisbon), Nuez, with photos by Paulo Nozolino, (frenesi, Lisbon); bone lonely, with photos by Paulo Nozolino (Steidl, Germany); naevus (Abysmo, Lisbon); Asco (DSO, Coimbra); Rude (Averno, Lisbon); Insane (Averno, Lisbon); Antro (Averno, Lisbon), Barbearia Tiqqun (viúva frenesi, Lisbon); balabela (Bestiário, Lisbon); paciente zero (Barco Bêbado, Lisbon); SCARAMUCCIA (Bestiário, Lisbon); STRANGVLATORIVM (Barco Bêbado, Lisbon); MOTIM (Barco Bêbado, Lisbon).
Ondřej Hrabal (b. 1995) is a Czech poet—the winner of the 2018 national poetry slam championship, author of three collections of poetry, and one children’s book. He performed his poetry at the largest demonstration in the Czech Republic after the Velvet Revolution, attended by 300,000 people. He is the frontman and lyricist of Bartleby (alternative rap). He organizes cultural events and literary festivals. He got his degree in Philosophy and English Philology at Palacký University (Olomouc, CZ). He also studied Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia (Norwich, UK) and Philosophy at the University of the Basque Country (San Sebastián, Spain). He is the CEO of Nugis Finem Publishing.
Jared Marcel Pollen
Jared Marcel Pollen is the author of The Unified Field of Loneliness: Stories (2019) and the novel Venus&Document (2022). His work has appeared or is forthcoming in, The New Republic, The Nation, Gawker, Liberties, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Jacobin, The Yale Review and Astra. He currently lives in Prague.
Ansgar Allen is editor-in-chief at Erratum Press and author of books including a short history of Cynicism (MIT Press) and the novels, Black Vellum (Schism2), Plague Theatre (Equus Press) The Wake and the Manuscript, (Anti-Oedipus Press), Wretch (Schism Neuronics), and The Sick List (Boiler House Press). He is based in Sheffield, UK.