Michael S. Harper
, University Professor and professor of English at Brown University, is the author of numerous volumes of poetry, including Songlines in Michaeltree; Dear John, Dear Coltrane; Honorable Amendments; Images of Kin; History Is Your Own Heartbeat and, most recently, Use Trouble (U of Illinois P, 2009).
is the author of four books of poetry, most recently Free Cell
(City Lights, 2009). He's the poetry editor for The Brooklyn Rail
, co-editor of The Collected Poems of Ted Berrigan
(UC Press, 2005), and former Artistic Director of The Poetry Project at St. Mark's Church. He teaches writing at a couple different schools and lives in New York City.
Allison Adelle Hedge Coke
, UNK Endowed Reynolds Chair, is the author of five books, including Dog Road Woman
(winner of the American Book Award) and Off-Season City Pipe
, both from Coffee House Press; Rock Ghost, Willow, Deer
, a memoir from the University of Nebraska Press; and Blood Run
, a verse-play from Salt Publications. Hedge Coke has edited eight additional collections. She came of age cropping tobacco and working fields, waters, and working in factories.
has written Track Conditions
and The End of Being Known
— both memoirs. His first book of poetry, 1990
tied with James Schuyler to win a Lambda Literary Award and his second book of poems, then, we were still living
will be published by GenPop Books in the fall of 2010. He teaches in the MFA Program at Goddard College and is on the faculty of the summer program at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown.
Camille T. Dungy
is author of Suck on the Marrow
(Red Hen Press, January 2010) and What to Eat, What to Drink, What to Leave for Poison
(Red Hen Press, 2006), editor of Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry
(UGA, 2009), and co-editor of From the Fishouse: An Anthology of Poems that Sing, Rhyme, Resound, Syncopate, Alliterate, and Just Plain Sound Great
(Persea, 2009). She is associate professor of Creative Writing at San Francisco State University.
is the author of Rancho Notorious
and The Persistence of Objects
, both from BOA Editions. His most recent publication is a chapbook of prose poems, Chickenhead
, available only online from FootHills Publishing: http://foothillspublishing.com/2009/id56.htm
. He teaches at the Antioch low residency in LA and privately online. Richard's website is www.richardgarcia.info
work has been published in Lyric, Poetry Northwest, Alaska Quarterly Review, The Sun
and The Crab Orchard Review
as well as in a variety of other journals. Her poems have also appeared in the anthologies In a Fine Frenzy: Poets Respond to Shakespeare
and Intimate Kisses.
Her poem "The Interview" was chosen by Naomi Shihab Nye as an honorable mention for Water-Stone
's Jane Kenyon Prize and last year she was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She lives and writes in Santa Cruz, California.
lives in Tarboro, North Carolina, but has Buffalo, New York embedded deeply in his language. He is currently in the graduate Creative Writing program at East Carolina University and is an Editorial Assistant with The North Carolina Literary Review.
He is the former owner of Rust Belt Books in Buffalo, where he helped found The Real Dream Cabaret, among other street theater performances and media pranks.