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Alexander Long

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long_bwAlexander Long is a poet, teacher, book reviewer, essayist, and musician. Vigil, his first book of poems, was released in 2006 from the New Issues Press Poetry Series (2006). Co-editor of A Condition of the Spirit: the Life & Work of Larry Levis (Eastern Washington UP, 2004), Long is also the author of a memoir, Noise (RockWay Press, 2007), and a chapbook, Six Prose Poems (Brandenburg Press, 2004). His poems, essays, and book reviews have been published in American Writers (Charles Scribner’s Sons), Blackbird, The Prose Poem: an International Journal, Quarterly West, Third Coast, and elsewhere. Currently he is a member of the writing faculty at West Chester University, and writes, plays, and tours with the band Redhead Betty Takeout. Continue Reading →

Allison Funk

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allison_funk_poetry_bwAllison Funk has published three books of poems: The Knot Garden (The Sheep Meadow Press, 2002); Living at the Epicenter (Northeastern University Press, 1995); and Forms of Conversion (Alice James Books, 1986).  She has received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Arts Councils of Delaware and Illinois. She has also been awarded the George Kent Prize from Poetry magazine, the Celia B. Wagner Prize from the Poetry Society of America, and the 1995 Award for Poetry from the Society of Midland Authors. Her work has been included in The Best American Poetry 1994, and such journals as Poetry, The Paris Review,The Georgia Review, The Iowa Review, and Shenandoah. Continue Reading →

An Tran

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long_bwAn Tran is a parkour coach, a nationally competitive powerlifter, a software developer, and a writer of fiction and essays. His work has appeared in Southern Humanities Review, Gargoyle Magazine, Carolina Quarterly, Sundog Lit, and elsewhere, and has received a “Notable” distinction from the Best American series, nominated for the Pushcart Prize, and shortlisted for the Million Writers Award. He received his MFA from Queens University of Charlotte and lives in Fairfax, Virginia. His first collection of stories, Meditations on the Mother Tongue is out with C&R Press now!

Anis Shivani

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shivani_bwA member of the National Book Critics Circle, and the winner of a 2012 Pushcart Prize, Anis Shivani publishes criticism in many newspapers and magazines. He is the author of three books, including Anatolia and Other Stories, which was longlisted for the 2010 Frank O’Connor Short Story Award. Shivani lives in Houston and studied at Harvard College. Continue Reading →

Annie Christain

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Annie ChristainAnnie Christain is an assistant professor of composition and ESOL at SUNY Cobleskill with poems appearing in Seneca Review, Oxford Poetry, The Chariton Review, and The Lifted Brow, among others. She received the grand prize of the 2013 Hart Crane Memorial Poetry Contest, the 2013 Greg Grummer Poetry Award, the 2015 Oakland School of the Arts Enizagam Poetry Award, and the 2015 Neil Shepard Prize in Poetry. Additional honors include her being selected for the Shanghai Swatch Art Peace Hotel Artist Residency and the Arctic Circle Autumn Art and Science Expedition Residency.

Ariel Francisco

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Ariel Francisco is the author of All My Heroes Are Broke (C&R Press, 2017) and Before Snowfall, After Rain (Glass Poetry Press, 2016). Born in the Bronx to Dominican and Guatemalan parents, his poems have appeared in Best New Poets 2016, Fjords Review, Gulf Coast, PANK, Poets.org, Prelude, Quiet Lunch, Washington Square, and elsewhere. He lives in South Florida (for now).

Barbara Crooker

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Barbara Crooker’s first collection, Radiance, won the 2005 Word Press First Book Award and was also a finalist for The Paterson Poetry Prize. Her second book, Line Dance (Word Press, 2008) won The Paterson Prize for Literary Excellence. C & R Press published her third book, More, in 2010. Barbara Crooker: Selected Poems (FutureCycle Press) came out in 2015; Les Fauves is her seventh full-length collection. Among her awards are the Thomas Merton Poetry of the Sacred Award, the WB Yeats Society of NY Poetry Prize, three Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellowships in literature, and writing residencies at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts; the Moulin à Nef, Auvillar, France; and the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Annaghmakerrig, Co. Monaghan, Ireland. Her work is included in The Bedford Introduction to Literature and The Bedford Introduction to Poetry, and she has given readings all over the country, including The Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival, The Library of Congress, The Festival of Faith and Writing, and Glory Days: A Bruce Springsteen Symposium.

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Brian Simoneau

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Brian Simoneau Brian Simoneau grew up in Lowell, Massachusetts, and graduated from Amherst College and the University of Oregon. His poems have appeared in Boulevard, Crab Orchard Review, The Georgia Review, Mid-American Review, and other journals. He lives in Connecticut with his wife and two daughters.

Bruce McEver

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mcever_bwBruce McEver received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and an M.T.S. (Religion and Literature) from Harvard Divinity School. An investment banker and the Chairman of Berkshire Capital Securities LLC, a firm he founded in 1983, he is a founding supporter of POETRY at TECH in Atlanta and on the board of The Poet’s House in New York. His poems have appeared in Ploughshares, Atlanta Review, and The Cortland Review. His latest collection, Like Lesser Gods is out September 15, 2017.

Caleb Ludwick

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  Caleb Ludwick For the past decade, Caleb Ludwick has worked as a senior brand writer with design agencies around the country, serving clients in the US, UK, Europe and Central America. His work has been honored by the American Institute of Graphic Arts, the International Interior Design Association, New York Type Director’s Club, One Show, PRINT, Meacham Writers’ Workshop, School of Southern Literature, Yale Writers’ Conference, the Lyndhurst Foundation, and with permanent inclusion in the Smithsonian Institution’s National Design Museum. He holds a MA in theology from a seminary that prefers to remain nameless, and a MA in literature from the Universite d’Orleans, France and the University of Nottingham, UK. He lives with his wife and three daughters in the mountains outside of Chattanooga, TN.

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