Thom Ward is Editor/Production Director at BOA Editions, Ltd., an independent publishing house of poetry, poetry-in-translation and fiction. His own poetry collections include Small Boat with Oars of Different Size and Various Orbits, both with Carnegie Mellon University Press, and The Matter of the Casket, published in 2007 by Custom Words. His lives in upstate, New York.
has published six collections of poems and three novels; Once Upon a Time at Blanche’s
is his most recent collection of poems. His 2008 collection of poems, Country Music
, was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. His other books include A Fire in the Cold House of Being
(selected by Galway Kinnell for the 1985 Camden Poetry Award), What Persists, Provençal Light & Other Poems
, and The Precincts of Paradise
, all poetry collections,
is author of Pulling Down the Barn
and House of Fields
(Wayne State UP), both Michigan Notable Books, and Un-coded Woman
(Milkweed Editions); two chapbooks of poetry, Seasons of the Sleeping Bear
(with Ray Nargis), and is a featured poet in New Poems of the Third Coast: Contemporary Michigan Poetry
. An American Map
a new collection of essays, is forthcoming.
Kurt Brown founded of the Aspen Writers' Conference, and Writers' Conferences & Centers (a national association of directors). His poems have appeared in many literary periodicals, and he is the editor of several anthologies including Blues for Bill, for the late William Matthews (U of Akron P) and his newest (with Harold Schechter), Conversation Pieces: Poems that Talk to Other Poems from Alfred A. Knopf, Everyman’s Library Pocket Poets Series.
is the author of The Banshee Diaries
, Black Irish Blues
, and Jam
, as well as a dream Grandmother to eight. Along with conducting poetry workshops in The States and Ireland, she has taught writing courses at numerous colleges, most recently at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. Likewise, she directs the summer program at The Hayden Carruth Museum Library, located in Munnsville, upstate N.Y.
Dzvinia Orlowsky is the author of four poetry collections, including her most recent, Convertible Night, Flurry of Stones. Her first collection, A Handful of Bees, was recently reprinted as a Carnegie Mellon University Contemporary Classic. Dzvinia’s poetry and translations have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies,
is the author of three books of poems: Lucifer: A Hagiography
(Lost Horse Press, 2009), winner of the 2008 Idaho Prize for Poetry; Threat of Pleasure
(Word Press, 2008), winner of the 2008 Adirondack Literary Award for Poetry; and Sweetheart, Baby, Darling
(Word Press, 2004).
was born in Mississippi and raised there and in New York State, where he currently lives. He is the author of two collections of poetry, most recently The Horse’s Name Was Physics
, from Turning Point Press; a third, American Cool
, was released by Tamarack Editions in 2009; and a fourth, The Hand that Rounded Peter’s Dome,
will be released by Turning Point in 2010.