Donato Mancini & Steven Zultanski

The interdisciplinary practice of Donato Mancini focuses mainly on poetry, bookworks, text-based visual art, and cultural criticism. He is the author of four acclaimed books of visual, procedural, and conceptual poetry: Ligatures (New Star 2005), Æthel (New Star 2007), Buffet World (2011), and Fact ‘n’ Value (2011). He is also the author of the much discussed critical work You Must Work Harder to Write Poetry of Excellence (2012), an extended discourse analysis poetry reviews. Mancini’s collaborative visual works have been exhibited in Canada, the United States, Scandinavia and Cuba. His current book, Loitersack (2014), is a book-length poetics essay in the form of poetry, poetics, theory, theory theatre, questions, and laugh particles.

Steven Zultanski is the author of Bribery (Ugly Duckling Presse: 2014), Agony (BookThug: 2012), Cop Kisser (BookThug: 2010), and Pad (Make Now: 2010).