Contributors

David Baker is the poetry editor for the Kenyon Review.

Elaine Bleakney is the author of For Another Writing Back (Sidebrow Books, 2014) and a chapbook of prose poems, 20 Paintings by Laura Owens (Poor Claudia, 2013). She is a 1998 graduate of Kenyon College.

Joshua Corey’s most recent books are his fourth poetry collection, The Barons (Omnidawn Publishing, 2014) and a novel, Beautiful Soul: An American Elegy (Spuyten Duyvil Press, 2014). He is associate professor of English at Lake Forest College and the codirector of Lake Forest College Press / &NOW Books.

Elizabeth Denton is the author of the short story collection Kneeling on Rice (University of Missouri Press). Subsequent stories have appeared in Massachusetts Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, Blackbird, Yale Review (where her story “Mick Jagger’s Green-Eyed Daughter” won the Yale Review Prize), and other literary magazines. She teaches fiction writing at the University of Virginia, is frequently a fellow at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and is at work on a novel.

Roger Desy has taught literature and creative writing and edited technical manuals. His plan throughout was to write. His poems are in Cider Press Review, Mid-American Review, Pinch, Poet Lore, and other journals.

Camille T. Dungy is the author of Smith Blue, Suck on the Marrow, and What to Eat, What to Drink, What to Leave for Poison. She edited Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry and coedited the From the Fishouse poetry anthology. Her honors include an American Book Award, two Northern California Book Awards, a California Book Award silver medal, and a fellowship from the NEA. Dungy is currently a professor in the English Department at Colorado State University.

Albert Goldbarth has been publishing collections of poetry for over four decades, two of which have received the National Book Critics Circle Award. His latest, Selfish, is just out from Graywolf Press. He tests his patience by living in Wichita, Kansas.

Andrew Grace is the author of three books of poems. He is currently working on a manuscript titled “The Last Will and Testament of Said Gun.” “Field Guide for How to Pioneer the Midwest” contains excerpts from the journals of farmers Henry H. Arnold and William Nowlin. Grace’s work is forthcoming in the Missouri Review, Southwest Review, Shenandoah, Pleiades, Conduit, Cortland Review, and Passages North.

Amy Gustine’s short fiction has appeared in several literary magazines, including Confrontation, Massachusetts Review, and PRISM. Her work received special mention in Pushcart Prize XXXII, Best of the Small Presses. She studied writing at the University of Michigan and Bowling Green State University. “All the Sons of Cain” is from a collection she is writing about parents in extremity. She is also at work on a novel.

Brent House, a contributing editor for Tusculum Review and an editor for Gulf Stream: Poems of the Gulf Coast (Snake Nation Press, 2013), is a native of Necaise, Mississippi, where he raised cattle and watermelons on his family’s farm. Slash Pine Press published his first collection, The Saw Year Prophecies (2010). His poems have appeared in Colorado Review, Cream City Review, Denver Quarterly, the Journal, Third Coast, and elsewhere.

Allison Hutchcraft’s poems have appeared in American Letters & Commentary, Barrow Street, the Beloit Poetry Journal, Crazyhorse, Cincinnati Review, and elsewhere. She teaches creative writing at the University of North Carolina–Charlotte.

Meg Kearney’s newest collection of poems, Home By Now, won the 2010 PEN New England L.L. Winship Award and was a finalist for the Paterson Poetry Prize and Foreword Magazine Book of the Year. She is also author of An Unkindness of Ravens (BOA Editions, 2001); two verse novels for teens, The Secret of Me and its sequel, The Girl in the Mirror (Persea Books, 2005, 2012); and a picture book, Trouper (Scholastic, 2013). She is founding director of the Solstice MFA in Creative Writing Program of Pine Manor College in Massachusetts.

Garret Keizer is the author of eight books, the most recent of which is Getting Schooled (Metropolitan, 2014). A contributing editor of Harper’s Magazine, he has also written for Agni, Lapham’s Quarterly, New York Times, and Virginia Quarterly Review.

John Kinsella’s recent books of poems include Jam Tree Gully (W.W. Norton) and Sack (Picador, UK). He is a Fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge University, professor of Sustainability and Literature at Curtin University, and a Professorial Research Fellow at the University of Western Australia.

Joanna Klink’s new book is Excerpts from a Secret Prophecy (Penguin, 2015). She lives in Missoula, Montana.

James McCorkle’s first book of poems, Evidences, received the APR/Honickman Award; his new book of poems, The Subtle Bodies, came out in May 2014 from Etruscan Press. He lives in Geneva, New York, and teaches in the Africana Studies Program at Hobart and William Smith Colleges.

Rusty Morrison’s Beyond the Chainlink (Ahsahta) was published in January 2014. After Urgency won Tupelo’s Dorset Prize, the true keeps calm biding its story won the Academy of American Poet’s James Laughlin Award, the Northern California Book Award, Ahsahta’s Sawtooth Prize and the Di Castagnola Award from Poetry Society of America. Her first book, Whethering, won the Colorado Prize for Poetry. Her poems are anthologized in Postmodern American Poetry: A Norton Anthology (second edition), The Arcadia Project: Postmodern Pastoral, Beauty Is a Verb, and elsewhere. She is copublisher of Omnidawn.

Carl Phillips is the author, most recently, of Silverchest (FSG, 2013), a book of poems, and The Art of Daring: Risk, Restlessness, Imagination (Graywolf, 2014), a book of essays. He is professor of English at Washington University in St. Louis.

Clare Rossini has published three collections, the most recent of which is Lingo. Her poems have appeared in Parnassus, Ploughshares, and Paris Review, and have been featured on Connecticut Public Radio and the BBC. She is artist-in-residence at Trinity College in Hartford.

F. Daniel Rzicznek is the author of two poetry collections and three chapbooks, most recently Vine River Hermitage (Cooper Dillon Books, 2011) and Nag Champa in the Rain (Orange Monkey Publishing, 2014). Also coeditor (with Gary L. McDowell) of The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Prose Poetry: Contemporary Poets in Discussion and Practice (Rose Metal Press, 2010), Rzicznek teaches writing at Bowling Green State University.

Solmaz Sharif is currently a Jones Lecturer at Stanford University. Her work has been honored with a “Discovery”/Boston Review Poetry Prize as well as fellowships from Fine Arts Work Center, Stanford University, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Page Hill Starzinger lives in New York City. Her first full-length poetry book, Vestigial, selected by Lynn Emanuel to win the Barrow Street Book Prize, was published in fall 2013. Her chapbook, Unshelter, selected by Mary Jo Bang as winner of the Noemi contest, was published in 2009. Her poem “Series #22 (white)” was chosen by Tomaz Salamun for a broadside created by the Center for Book Arts, NYC, in 2008. Her poems have appeared in Colorado Review, Fence, Pleiades, Volt, and many others. In 2013, Starzinger was the special guest at the Frost Place Poetry Seminar. In 2014 she was a Peter Taylor Fellow at the Kenyon Review Writers Workshop.

Arthur Sze’s latest book of poetry is Compass Rose (Copper Canyon, 2014), and Pig’s Heaven Inn, bilingual selected poems, was published in Beijing (Intellectual Property Publishing House, 2014). He received the 2013 Jackson Poetry Prize and is a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets.

G. C. Waldrep’s most recent books are The Arcadia Project: North American Postmodern Pastoral (Ahsahta, 2012), coedited with Joshua Corey, and a chapbook, Susquehanna (Omnidawn, 2013). BOA Editions will publish a long poem, “Testament,” in 2015. He edits the journal West Branch and is also editor-at-large for the Kenyon Review.

Emily Wilson is the author of The Keep (2001), Micrographia (2009), and The Great Medieval Yellows (2015). Her poems have recently appeared in Colorado Review, Lana Turner, and Yalobusha. She lives in Iowa City, Iowa.

Amy Wright is the nonfiction editor of Zone 3 Press, recipient of a Peter Taylor Fellowship for the Kenyon Review Writers Workshop, and author of four poetry chapbooks. Her work appears in a number of journals, including Bellingham Review, Brevity, Denver Quarterly, Drunken Boat, and Southern Poetry Anthology (volumes III and VI).

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