Our Issue 32 Launch Party includes statements from the editors, and a roundtable discussion about collaborative writing with Bruce Bond, Dan Beachy-Quick, Kim Magowan, and Michelle Ross. 

Bruce Bond

Bruce Bond is the author of thirty-three books including Liberation of Dissonance (Schaffner Award for Literature in Music, Schaffner, 2022), and Invention of the Wilderness (LSU, 2023). Other honors include the Crab Orchard Book Prize, the Elixir Press Poetry Award, the Tampa Review Book Prize, the Lynda Hull Award, two TIL Best Book of Poetry awards, fellowships from the NEA and the Texas Institute for the Arts, and seven appearances in Best American Poetry. He teaches as a Regents Emeritus Professor of English at the University of North Texas and performs jazz and classical guitar in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

Dan Beachy-Quick

Dan Beachy-Quick is the author, most recently, of the poetry collection Arrows (Tupelo Press, 2020) and new translations of Sappho, Wind—Mountain—Oak (Tupelo Press, 2023), and ancient Greek lyric poetry, Stone-Garland (Milkweed Editions, 2020). He is also the author of A Whaler’s Dictionary (2008), a collection of linked essays responding to Herman Melville’s Moby Dick. His work has been supported by the Monfort, Lannan, and Guggenheim Foundations. He teaches at Colorado State University, where he is a University Distinguished Teaching Scholar.

Kim Magowan

Kim Magowan lives in San Francisco and teaches in the English Department of Mills College at Northeastern University. She is author of the short story collection Don't Take This the Wrong Way, co-authored with Michelle Ross, forthcoming from EastOver Press; the story collection How Far I've Come (2022), published by Gold Wake Press; the novel The Light Source (2019), published by 7.13 Books; and the story collection Undoing (2018), which won the 2017 Moon City Press Fiction Award. Her stories have been selected for Best Small Fictions and Wigleaf's Top 50. She is Editor-in-Chief and Fiction Editor of Pithead Chapel.

Michelle Ross

Michelle Ross is the author of three award-winning story collections: There’s So Much They Haven’t Told You (Moon City Press, 2016); Shapeshifting (Stillhouse Press, 2021); and They Kept Running (UNT Press, 2022). Her forthcoming book, Don’t Take This the Wrong Way, is a collaborative short story collection she wrote with Kim Magowan. Her work is included in Best Small Fictions, Best Microfiction, the Wigleaf Top 50, and the Norton anthology, Flash Fiction America. It received special mention in the Pushcart Prize anthology. She is Editor of 100 Word Story.