Victor Hugo

Victor Hugo (1802 – 1885) is revered as a great Romantic poet and political activist in his native France, but he is better known in the US for his novels, including Les Misérables and The Hunchback of Notre Dame. The former was brought to stage as musical in London in 1985 and ran on Broadway from 1987 to 2003; the 2012 film adaptation won several Golden Globes and Oscars.



Timothy Murphy

Timothy Murphy hunts and farmed in the Dakotas. A double volume of his poems, Mortal Stakes and Faint Thunder, was published in August 2011 by the Lewis and Clark Foundation’s Dakota Institute Press. His first selected poems, albeit on a single theme, Hunter’s Log: Field Notes 1988-2011, was released under the same imprint in November 2011. Five more volumes are forthcoming from Dakota Institute in 2013-14.



Robert Schultz

Robert Schultz’s books include two collections of poetry, Vein Along the Fault and Winter in Eden; a novel, The Madhouse Nudes; and a work of nonfiction, We Were Pirates: A Torpedoman’s Pacific War. He has received a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Award in Fiction, Cornell University’s Corson Bishop Poetry Prize, and the Virginia Quarterly Review’s Emily Clark Balch Prize for Poetry.


Callie Siskel

Callie Siskel graduated from the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University with an MFA in Poetry. Her poems appear or are forthcoming in The New Criterion, Tar River Poetry, and The Hopkins Review.



Richard Wakefield

Richard Wakefield has taught writing and American Literature at Tacoma Community College and the University of Washington, Tacoma, for over thirty years. For over twenty-five years he has published reviews of poetry, fiction, and biography in The Seattle Times. His reviews, articles, essays, and poems have appeared in many other magazines and journals as well. His first collection of poetry, East of Early Winters, was published by The University of Evansville Press and received the 2006 Richard Wilbur Award.


Peter Kline

Peter Kline’s poetry has appeared in Ploughshares, Tin House, Poetry, The Antioch Review, and other journals, and has been anthologized in Satellite Convulsions: Poems from Tin House, From the Fishouse, and twice in the Best New Poets series. He is the recipient of a 2008-2010 Wallace Stegner Fellowship from Stanford University, as well as the 2010 Morton Marr Prize in Poetry from Southwest Review. He lives in San Francisco.



Susan McLean

Susan McLean is an English professor at Southwest Minnesota State University. Her poems have appeared in Measure, Mezzo Cammin, First Things, The Lyric, and elsewhere. In 2009 she won the Richard Wilbur Award for her first poetry book, The Best Disguise. “In Arcadia” was inspired by a family trip to Sarasota, Florida, to celebrate her parents’ sixtieth wedding anniversary.



Susan Cohen

Susan Cohen is the author of Throat Singing (Cherry Grove Collections; 2012). Her most recent poems appear or are forthcoming in Greensboro Review, Nimrod, Southern Humanities Review, and Valparaiso Poetry Review, as well as several anthologies. In 2011, she won the Rita Dove Poetry Award, the Anderbo Poetry Prize, an Atlanta Review International Publication Prize, and was a finalist for both the Pablo Neruda Poetry Prize and the Rumi Prize for Poetry.


Annabelle Moseley

Annabelle Moseley authored The Clock of the Long Now, published in 2012 by David Robert Books, which made The Poetry Foundation’s Bestseller List for Contemporary Poetry in July 2012. Moseley’s chapbooks include: The Fish Has Swallowed Earth (Aldrich Publishing, 2012) and The Divine Tour (Finishing Line Press, 2012). Walt Whitman Birthplace Writer-in-Residence, 2009-2010, Moseley edits String Poet, the journal of poetry and music, and hosts The NY Times-featured String Poet Series. Lecturer at St.


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