by Rich Murply and Arpine Konyalian Grenier
First Performance at the 2015 European Beat Studies Conference, Université Libre, Bruxelles
Arpine Konyalian Grenier comes from science, music, languages and the arts. She has authored four collections: St. Gregory’s Daughter; Whores from Samarkand; Part, Part, Euphrates; The Concession Stand: Exaptation at the Margins. Recent work can be found at Journal of Poetics Research, Word/for/Word and Barzakh. She lives and writes in Los Angeles.
Rich Murphy’s fourth collection, “Body Politic”, is forthcoming from Prolific Press. His credits include Prize Americana 2013 for Americana, Gival Press Poetry Award, 2008 for Voyeur, andThe Apple in the Monkey Tree (Codhill Press, 2007). In addition, he has authored several chapbooks, and his critical essays have appeared in The International Journal of the Humanities; Journal of Ecocriticism; Reconfigurations: A Journal for Poetics Poetry / Literature and Culture; and New Writing: The International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing. Rich lives in Marblehead, MA.