is the author of 11 books of poetry and prose, most recently The Infinity Sessions
(LSU Press, Southern Messenger Series, 2006), Bluegrass Wasteland: Selected Poems
(Arc Publications 2005), and The Muse in the Machine: Essays on Poetry and the Anatomy of the Body Politic
(University of Georgia Press, 2006).
James Richardson's most recent book, Interglacial: New and Selected Poems and Aphorisms, was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. By the Numbers: Poems and Aphorisms will be published by Copper Canyon in the Fall of 2010. He teaches at Princeton University.
Ellen Doré Watson is a poet and translator and the author of four books of poetry, most recently, This Sharpening, from Tupelo Press, which will publish Dogged Hearts in 2010. She is director of the Poetry Center at Smith College and poetry and translation editor of The Massachusetts Review. Her poems have appeared in The American Poetry Review, Tin House, and The New Yorker,
is the author of the collection, If Birds Gather Your Hair for Nesting
(University of Georgia Press, 2009), selected by Thomas Lux for the National Poetry Series. Her poems are published in a number of journals, including American Poetry Review
, and Kenyon Review
, and her essays appear in Blackbird
, Notes on Contemporary Literature
, and Parnassus
Gabrielle Piedad Ponce received her M.F.A. from The Johns Hopkins University, where she is currently a doctoral candidate in Romance Languages & Literatures. Her work has most recently appeared in Shenandoah.
Rhett Iseman Trull's
first book of poetry, The Real Warnings
(Anhinga Press, 2009), received the 2008 Anhinga Prize for Poetry. Her poems and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in The American Poetry Review, Best New Poets 2008, The Georgetown Review, Iron Horse Literary Review, Prairie Schooner, The Southern Review
, and other publications.
A. E. Stringer
is the author of Channel Markers
. A new collection, Human Costume
, is out from Salmon Poetry (2009). His work has appeared in such journals as The Nation
, The Ohio Review
, Denver Quarterly
, and others. An edition of Paradox Hill
by poet Louise McNeill, selected and introduced by Stringer, is also out from WVU Press (2009). He teaches writing at Marshall University.
Laura McCullough has four collections of poetry, Panic, winner of the 2009 Kinereth Gensler Award and forthcoming from Alice James Press, Speech Acts, forthcoming from Black Lawrence Press, What Men Want (XOXOX Press), and The Dancing Bear (OPEN BOOK PRESS). A two time NJ State Arts Council Fellow, her poetry, prose, reviews, and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in The American Poetry Review,