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Beth Paulson

Beth Paulson leads writing workshops on the Western Slope of Colorado, where she has lived since 1999. Previously, Paulson taught English at California State University, Los Angeles, for more than twenty years. She currently leads Poetica, a monthly workshop for poets, and also codirects the Open Bard Literary Series in Ridgway. In April 2018, she was named the first Poet Laureate of Ouray County. Paulson’s poems have been published widely in national literary magazines and anthologies, and have been four times nominated for Pushcart Prizes.

 

John Ridland

Born in London in 1933, John Ridland grew up in California. He earned his PhD from Claremont Graduate School and taught for forty-three years at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and was Professor Emeritus of its College of Creative Studies. He published numerous books and chapbooks, including Ode on Violence, Elegy for My Aunt, Life with Unkie, A Brahms Card Ballad, Happy in an Ordinary Thing, A.

 

Erin Russell

Erin Russell is an Amsterdam-based Canadian writer and winner of CutBank’s Patricia Goedicke Prize for Poetry and the University of Toronto’s Wycliffe College Poetry Award. She is currently subeditor at Black Bough and a reader at PANK. Her poetry, fiction, and essays have been widely published. A former journalist, Russell researches disability and queer theory as applied to hybrid literary form, and lectures in literature and writing at Amsterdam University College.

 

 

A.E. Stallings

A.E. Stallings is an American poet and translator who has lived in Athens (Greece) since 1999. Her most recent collection is Like from Farrar, Straus & Giroux, and her most recent verse translation is of Hesiod’s Works and Days for Penguin Classics. Her translation (illustrated!) of the pseudo-Homeric The Battle between the Frogs and the Mice: A Tiny Homeric Epic has just been published by Paul Dry Books.
 Of Tim Murphy, Stallings writes:

 

Timothy Steele

Timothy Steele is the author of several collections of verse, including Sapphics Against Anger and Other Poems and Toward the Winter Solstice. He has also published two books about literary history, Missing Measures and All the Fun’s in How You Say a Thing, and has edited The Poems of J.V. Cunningham.
 Of Tim Murphy, Steele writes:

 

Wendy Videlock

Wendy Videlock is a writer and painter living on the western slope of the Colorado Rockies. Her work has appeared in The Best American Poetry, Hudson Review, Poetry, the New York Times, American Life in Poetry, and is upcoming in Here (Copper Canyon Press), an anthology with an introduction by the Dalai Lama. Her books—Nevertheless, Slingshots and Love Plums, and The Dark Gnu and Other Poems—are available from Able Muse Press, and her chapbook, What’s That Supposed to Mean, from EXOT Books.

 

 

Tony Whedon

Tony Whedon is the author of a poetry chapbook, three books of poetry and two essay collections. His poems, essays and fiction appear in Harpers, American Poetry Review, Iowa Review, Prairie Schooner, Sewanee Review, Ploughshares, and over a hundred other literary magazines. Whedon is a working trombone player and the leader of the poetry/jazz ensemble PoJazz.

 

 

James Matthew Wilson

James Matthew Wilson has published nine books, including, most recently, The River of the Immaculate Conception (Wiseblood, 2019) and The Hanging God (Angelico, 2018). He serves as poetry editor of Modern Age magazine, as editor of Colosseum Books, and as director of the Colosseum Institute. He is associate professor of Humanities and Augustinian Traditions at Villanova University.

 

 

Travis Biddick

A CPA, poet, and critic, Travis Biddick lives in Oklahoma City with his wife and daughters. His poetry and criticism has been published in the Rotary Dial, Ruminate Magazine, Dappled Things, and other journals.

 

 

Brooke Clark

Brooke Clark edits the epigrams website the Asses of Parnassus. His work has appeared in journals in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada, including Arion,Literary Imagination, the Walrus, the Rotary Dial, the Tangerine, the Literateur, Light, and Partisan, among others.

 

 

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