Campbell McGrath is the author of eight volumes of poetry, including Spring Comes to Chicago, Florida Poems, Seven
Kelly Cherry has published nineteen books—most recently, The Retreats of Thought: Poems (LSU, 2009)and Girl in a Library: On Women Writers & the Writing Life (BkMk, 2009)— eight chapbooks, and translations of two classical plays. She was the first recipient of the Hanes Poetry Prize,
Alberto Ríos, a recent finalist for the National Book Award, is the author of ten books and chapbooks of poetry, including The Theater of Night—winner of the 2007 PEN/Beyond Margins Award—three collections of short stories, and a memoir about growing up on the border, Capirotada. Ríos is the recipient of numerous awards,
Lesley Dauer’s poems have appeared in numerous magazines, including Poetry and Grandstreet, and several anthologies, including American Poets: The Next Generation (Carnegie Mellon UP) and The New American Poets (UP of New England). Her first book, The Fragile City (Bluestem Press), won the Bluestem Award.
Marcia Southwick is the author of three books of poetry, The Night Won't Save Anyone (U of Georgia P), Why The River Disappears (Carnegie Mellon UP), and A Saturday Night at the Flying Dog, a winner of The Field Poetry Prize from Oberlin College Press. She also has started a company,
E. Ethelbert Miller is a literary activist. He is board chair of the Institute for Policy Studies. Since 1974, he as been the director of the African American Resource Center at Howard University. His most recent book is The 5th Inning, a second memoir published in 2009. Mr. Miller is often heard on National Public Radio.
Gary Fincke’s most recent collections of poetry, Standing around the Heart (2005) and The Fire Landscape (2008), were published by the University of Arkansas Press. His collection of stories, Sorry I Worried You, won the Flannery O’Connor Prize and was published by Georgia University Press.
Jesse Lee Kercheval's most recent book is Cinema Muto, a collection of poems about silent film (Southern Illinois UP, 2009) which won the Crab Orchard Open Selection Award. She is the author of 10 other books of fiction, poetry and nonfiction including The Alice Stories
Virgil Suarez was born in Havana, Cuba in 1962. Since 1972 he has lived in the United States as a naturalized Citizen. He is the author of several works of fiction, has edited several anthologies, and is the author of eight collections of poetry, most recently 90 Miles: Selected & New, published by the University of Pittsburgh Press.
Todd Davis, winner of the Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Prize, teaches creative writing, environmental studies, and American literature at Penn State Altoona, as well as in the MFA program at Penn State University Park. His poems have appeared in The North American Review, The Iowa Review, Indiana Review, The Gettysburg Review,