Poetry

Adam Strauss

Adam Strauss

Adam Strauss lives in Las Vegas, and has a full-length collection of poems For Days, out with BlazeVox press, poems in the recently released anthology The Arcadia Project (Ahsahta Press), as well as poems out in Word For/Word, the Laurel Review, Spork and Interim, and Verse

Adam Strauss

Adam Strauss

Adam Strauss lives in Las Vegas, and has a full-length collection of poems For Days, out with BlazeVox press, poems in the recently released anthology The Arcadia Project (Ahsahta Press), as well as poems out in Word For/Word, the Laurel Review, Spork and Interim, and Verse

Adam
Strauss

Angela Sorby

Angela Sorby

Angela Sorby is the author of three poetry collections: Distance Learning (New Issues Press, 1998); Bird Skin Coat (University of Wisconsin Press, 2009); and The Sleeve Waves (forthcoming from Wisconsin). Among her recent honors are the Felix Pollak Prize, a Midwest Book Award, the Lorine Niedecker Prize, the Brittingham Prize, and a Fulbright fellowship to China. She teaches at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Angela Sorby

Angela Sorby

Angela Sorby is the author of three poetry collections: Distance Learning (New Issues Press, 1998); Bird Skin Coat (University of Wisconsin Press, 2009); and The Sleeve Waves (forthcoming from Wisconsin). Among her recent honors are the Felix Pollak Prize, a Midwest Book Award, the Lorine Niedecker Prize, the Brittingham Prize, and a Fulbright fellowship to China. She teaches at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Angela
Sorby

Caroline Kessler

Caroline Kessler

Caroline Kessler, originally from outside Baltimore, is a freelance writer and editor in San Francisco. Her prose and poetry has been published in The Susquehanna Review, Anderbo, In Bantam, Collision, and New Voices, among other places. She is an honors graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, where she studied creative writing and religion.  

Caroline Kessler

Caroline Kessler

Caroline Kessler, originally from outside Baltimore, is a freelance writer and editor in San Francisco. Her prose and poetry has been published in The Susquehanna Review, Anderbo, In Bantam, Collision, and New Voices, among other places. She is an honors graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, where she studied creative writing and religion.  

Caroline
Kessler

Catherine Bailey

Catherine Bailey

Catherine E. Bailey is a Ph.D. candidate in English at Western Michigan University. Her creative writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Pomona Valley Review, Line Zero, Femspec, Broad!, Rose Red Review, Scythe, Lingerpost, Poetry South, Bricolage, and other publications. She has also published academic writing on queer female superheroes in Colloquy: Text Theory Critique and various articles and reviews in Yes! Magazine, Afterimage: The Journal of Media Arts and Cultural Criticism, Worldchanging, and Three Percent. A play she wrote, based on interviews with over 50 women, was produced at the University of Rochester's Festival of One-Acts in 2011.

Catherine Bailey

Catherine Bailey

Catherine E. Bailey is a Ph.D. candidate in English at Western Michigan University. Her creative writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Pomona Valley Review, Line Zero, Femspec, Broad!, Rose Red Review, Scythe, Lingerpost, Poetry South, Bricolage, and other publications. She has also published academic writing on queer female superheroes in Colloquy: Text Theory Critique and various articles and reviews in Yes! Magazine, Afterimage: The Journal of Media Arts and Cultural Criticism, Worldchanging, and Three Percent. A play she wrote, based on interviews with over 50 women, was produced at the University of Rochester's Festival of One-Acts in 2011.

Catherine
Bailey

Cynthia Hogue

Cynthia Hogue

Cynthia Hogue has published seven collections of poetry, most recently, Or Consequence and When the Water Came: Evacuees of Hurricane Katrina, interview-poems and photographs (with Rebecca Ross), both in 2010. She co-translated Fortino Sámano (the overflowing of the poem), by Virginie Lalucq and Jean-Luc Nancy (Omnidawn 2012). Among her honors are an NEA in poetry, the H.D. Fellowship at the Beinecke Library at Yale University, and the Witter Bynner Translation Residency Fellowship at the Santa Fe Art Institute. Hogue is the Maxine and Jonathan Marshall Chair in Modern and Contemporary Poetry in the English Department at ASU.© University of Arizona Poetry Center

Cynthia Hogue

Cynthia Hogue

Cynthia Hogue has published seven collections of poetry, most recently, Or Consequence and When the Water Came: Evacuees of Hurricane Katrina, interview-poems and photographs (with Rebecca Ross), both in 2010. She co-translated Fortino Sámano (the overflowing of the poem), by Virginie Lalucq and Jean-Luc Nancy (Omnidawn 2012). Among her honors are an NEA in poetry, the H.D. Fellowship at the Beinecke Library at Yale University, and the Witter Bynner Translation Residency Fellowship at the Santa Fe Art Institute. Hogue is the Maxine and Jonathan Marshall Chair in Modern and Contemporary Poetry in the English Department at ASU.© University of Arizona Poetry Center

Cynthia
Hogue

David Kirby

David Kirby

David Kirby is the Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor of English at Florida State University. Kirby is the author of numerous books, including The House on Boulevard St.: New and Selected Poems, which was a finalist for the 2007 National Book Award in poetry. His Little Richard: The Birth of Rock 'n' Roll was named one of Booklist's Top 10 Black History Non-Fiction Books of 2010, and the Times Literary Supplement called it "a hymn of praise to the emancipatory power of nonsense." Kirby's forthcoming poetry collection is The Biscuit Joint, and there's more on his website.

David Kirby

David Kirby

David Kirby is the Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor of English at Florida State University. Kirby is the author of numerous books, including The House on Boulevard St.: New and Selected Poems, which was a finalist for the 2007 National Book Award in poetry. His Little Richard: The Birth of Rock 'n' Roll was named one of Booklist's Top 10 Black History Non-Fiction Books of 2010, and the Times Literary Supplement called it "a hymn of praise to the emancipatory power of nonsense." Kirby's forthcoming poetry collection is The Biscuit Joint, and there's more on his website.

David
Kirby

Doug Fuller

Doug Fuller

Doug Fuller is currently an MFA candidate in poetry at Virginia Commonwealth University, where he is also the lead audio editor of Blackbird. He lives in Richmond, VA where he plays guitar and lap-steel in the local band The Kindling Kind. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Mead, Bodega, and Monongahela Review.

Doug Fuller

Doug Fuller

Doug Fuller is currently an MFA candidate in poetry at Virginia Commonwealth University, where he is also the lead audio editor of Blackbird. He lives in Richmond, VA where he plays guitar and lap-steel in the local band The Kindling Kind. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Mead, Bodega, and Monongahela Review.

Doug
Fuller

Jonathan May

Jonathan May

Jonathan May grew up in Zimbabwe as the child of missionaries. He currently teaches in Memphis, TN. Other work has appeared in [PANK] and Rock & Sling. He is currently translating a play by Günter Eich into English and holds an MFA in poetry from the University of Memphis.

Jonathan May

Jonathan May

Jonathan May grew up in Zimbabwe as the child of missionaries. He currently teaches in Memphis, TN. Other work has appeared in [PANK] and Rock & Sling. He is currently translating a play by Günter Eich into English and holds an MFA in poetry from the University of Memphis.

Jonathan
May

Katelyn Kiley

Katelyn Kiley

Katelyn Kiley is an MFA candidate at Virginia Commonwealth University, where she is the 2012-2013 Levis Fellow.

Katelyn Kiley

Katelyn Kiley

Katelyn Kiley is an MFA candidate at Virginia Commonwealth University, where she is the 2012-2013 Levis Fellow.

Katelyn
Kiley

Lena Moses-Schmitt

Lena Moses-Schmitt

Lena Moses-Schmitt is a second-year MFA student in poetry at Virginia Commonwealth University, where she is the lead associate editor of Blackbird. Prior to studying at VCU, she was an editorial assistant at NPR. Her work is forthcoming in THRUSH Poetry Journal.

Lena Moses-Schmitt

Lena Moses-Schmitt

Lena Moses-Schmitt is a second-year MFA student in poetry at Virginia Commonwealth University, where she is the lead associate editor of Blackbird. Prior to studying at VCU, she was an editorial assistant at NPR. Her work is forthcoming in THRUSH Poetry Journal.

Lena
Moses-Schmitt

Mary Carroll-Hackett

Mary Carroll-Hackett

Mary Carroll-Hackett took the MFA in Literature & Writing from Bennington College. Her work has appeared in Carolina Quarterly, Clackamas Literary Review, Pedestal Magazine, Praxilla and Drunken Boat, among numerous others. Her collection of prose poems, The Real Politics of Lipstick, was released in August 2010 as the winner of the 2010 Slipstream Press Poetry competition, and she has another forthcoming, Animal Soul, from Kattywompus Press. She teaches Creative Writing at Longwood University where she also edits The Dos Passos Review, administers the Liam Rector First Book Prize for Poetry, and edits SPACES, an online journal of art and literature.

Mary Carroll-Hackett

Mary Carroll-Hackett

Mary Carroll-Hackett took the MFA in Literature & Writing from Bennington College. Her work has appeared in Carolina Quarterly, Clackamas Literary Review, Pedestal Magazine, Praxilla and Drunken Boat, among numerous others. Her collection of prose poems, The Real Politics of Lipstick, was released in August 2010 as the winner of the 2010 Slipstream Press Poetry competition, and she has another forthcoming, Animal Soul, from Kattywompus Press. She teaches Creative Writing at Longwood University where she also edits The Dos Passos Review, administers the Liam Rector First Book Prize for Poetry, and edits SPACES, an online journal of art and literature.

Mary
Carroll-Hackett

Priscilla Atkins

Priscilla Atkins

Priscilla Atkins lives in Holland, Michigan and has a collection, The Café´of Our Departure, forthcoming from Sibling Rivalry Press in March 2015.

Priscilla Atkins

Priscilla Atkins

Priscilla Atkins lives in Holland, Michigan and has a collection, The Café´of Our Departure, forthcoming from Sibling Rivalry Press in March 2015.

Priscilla
Atkins

Rochelle Hurt

Rochelle Hurt

Rochelle Hurt is the author of The Rusted City, forthcoming in the Marie Alexander Poetry Series from White Pine Press (2014). She is the recipient of awards from Crab Orchard ReviewArts & LettersHunger Mountain, and Poetry International. More of her work can be found in recent issues of KROnline, RHINO, The Collagist, and The Southeast Review.

Rochelle Hurt

Rochelle Hurt

Rochelle Hurt is the author of The Rusted City, forthcoming in the Marie Alexander Poetry Series from White Pine Press (2014). She is the recipient of awards from Crab Orchard ReviewArts & LettersHunger Mountain, and Poetry International. More of her work can be found in recent issues of KROnline, RHINO, The Collagist, and The Southeast Review.

Rochelle
Hurt

Ruth Baumann

Ruth Baumann

Ruth Baumann is an MFA student at the University of Memphis, & Poetry Editor of The Pinch. Her poems are published or forthcoming in birdfeast, elimae, Ilk, PANK, Revolution House, Thrush Poetry Journal, Timber & other journals. She attended the Squaw Valley Community of Writers Workshop in 2012.

Ruth Baumann

Ruth Baumann

Ruth Baumann is an MFA student at the University of Memphis, & Poetry Editor of The Pinch. Her poems are published or forthcoming in birdfeast, elimae, Ilk, PANK, Revolution House, Thrush Poetry Journal, Timber & other journals. She attended the Squaw Valley Community of Writers Workshop in 2012.

Ruth
Baumann

Sara Henning

Sara Henning

Sara Henning is the author of two volumes of poetry, most recently View from True North (Southern Illinois University Press, 2018), which won the 2017 Crab Orchard Poetry Open Prize. Her other collections include A Sweeter Water (2013), as well as two chapbooks, Garden Effigies (dancing girl press, 2015) and To Speak of Dahlias (Finishing Line Press, 2012). In 2015, she won the Crazyhorse Lynda Hull Memorial Poetry Prize, judged by Alberto Ríos. Her poems have appeared in Quarterly West, Crab Orchard Review, Witness, Passages North, RHINO, Meridian, and the Cincinnati Review.

Sara Henning

Sara Henning

Sara Henning is the author of two volumes of poetry, most recently View from True North (Southern Illinois University Press, 2018), which won the 2017 Crab Orchard Poetry Open Prize. Her other collections include A Sweeter Water (2013), as well as two chapbooks, Garden Effigies (dancing girl press, 2015) and To Speak of Dahlias (Finishing Line Press, 2012). In 2015, she won the Crazyhorse Lynda Hull Memorial Poetry Prize, judged by Alberto Ríos. Her poems have appeared in Quarterly West, Crab Orchard Review, Witness, Passages North, RHINO, Meridian, and the Cincinnati Review.

Sara
Henning

Sarah Wetzel

Sarah Wetzel

Sarah Wetzel is the author of River Electric with Light, which won the 2013 AROHO Poetry Publication Prize and is forthcoming from Red Hen Press, and Bathsheba Transatlantic, which won the Philip Levine Prize for Poetry and was published in 2010. Sarah currently teaches creative writing at The American University of Rome while splitting time between Manhattan, Tel Aviv, and Rome. You can read more of her work at www.sarahwetzel.com.

Sarah Wetzel

Sarah Wetzel

Sarah Wetzel is the author of River Electric with Light, which won the 2013 AROHO Poetry Publication Prize and is forthcoming from Red Hen Press, and Bathsheba Transatlantic, which won the Philip Levine Prize for Poetry and was published in 2010. Sarah currently teaches creative writing at The American University of Rome while splitting time between Manhattan, Tel Aviv, and Rome. You can read more of her work at www.sarahwetzel.com.

Sarah
Wetzel

Shelley Puhak

Shelley Puhak

Shelley Puhak's first collection, Stalin in Aruba (Black Lawrence/Dzanc), was awarded the Towson Prize for Literature, and her chapbook The Consolation of Fairy Tales won the Stephen Dunn Prize. Her recent work appears in Beloit Poetry Journal, Carolina Quarterly, Kenyon Review, Missouri Review, Ninth Letter, and many other journals. She teaches at Notre Dame of Maryland University and lives in Baltimore.

Shelley Puhak

Shelley Puhak

Shelley Puhak's first collection, Stalin in Aruba (Black Lawrence/Dzanc), was awarded the Towson Prize for Literature, and her chapbook The Consolation of Fairy Tales won the Stephen Dunn Prize. Her recent work appears in Beloit Poetry Journal, Carolina Quarterly, Kenyon Review, Missouri Review, Ninth Letter, and many other journals. She teaches at Notre Dame of Maryland University and lives in Baltimore.

Shelley
Puhak