Bios

Frederick Wilbur

Frederick Wilbur was brought up and still lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. He relies on imagery derived from the natural landscape and country life to explore human relationships. He has been an architectural woodcarver for thirty-five years and has written numerous articles and three books on the subject. He has degrees from the University of Virginia and the University of Vermont.

 

Tatiana Forero Puerta

Tatiana Forero Puerta is from Bogotá, Colombia. Her work has appeared in Hawaii Pacific Review, Moon City Review Anthology, Juked, Acenots Review, and elsewhere. Tatiana has been nominated for Best of the Net Anthology, and was awarded a Pushcart Prize in 2017. She holds a dual BA in philosophy and comparative religion from Stanford University and an interdisciplinary MA from New York University. Tatiana lives and teaches in NY.

 

 

Aaron Poochigian

Aaron Poochigian earned a PhD in Classics from the University of Minnesota and an MFA in Poetry from Columbia University. His books of translation, both from Penguin Classics, are Sappho, Stung With Love (2009), and Apollonius’ Jason and the Argonauts (2014). He was awarded a 2010–2011 grant by the National Endowment for the Arts. His books of original poetry, both from Able Muse Press, are The Cosmic Purr (2012); and the winner of the 2016 Able Muse Book Award, Manhattanite (summer 2017). His thriller in verse, Mr.

 

Petrarch (Francesco Petrarca)

Francesco Petrarca (1304–1374), commonly known as Petrarch in the English-speaking world, is the great Italian master whose work helped to create the Renaissance sonnet craze in England. He was a Franciscan tertiary, a scholar of the Classics, a friend to Decameron author Giovanni Boccaccio, and an immensely popular poet in his day. Despite his religious vows, he had two children out of wedlock, and is best known for sonnets professing intense love for a woman named Laura.

 

 

Mark Jarman

Mark Jarman’s latest collections of poetry are The Heronry and Bone Fires: New and Selected Poems, both from Sarabande Books. He has also published two books of essays about poetry, The Secret of Poetry (Story Line Press) and Body and Soul: Essays on Poetry (University of Michigan Press). Awards for his poetry include the Balcones Prize, the Lenore Marshall Prize, the Poets’ Prize, and the Joseph Henry Jackson Award. He has been a Guggenheim fellow and the recipient of grants in poetry from the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

Quintus Horatius Flaccus (65 BC–8 BC), “Horace” to the English-speaking world, was a Roman lyrical poet of satire and historical/pastoral odes. Son of a freedman, eventually he became close friends with Virgil. His famous Ars poetica has been an abc of poetry practice and criticism. He was given a farm near Tivoli, and there he wrote his pastoral and other poems. His main works are his Satires, Odes, Epodes, and Epistles. His Ars suggests that a poet should read widely, and be precise and plain in thought and speech.

 

William Conelly

William Conelly enlisted in the Air Force before determining his potential as a writer was greater than as a pilot or engineer. He resigned subsequently, and took both BA and MA Degrees at UC Santa Barbara under the distinguished American poet Edgar Bowers. A post-grad meander through transport and financial services, sales and commercial writing, and Conelly returned to academia, serving in both America and the UK as an associate professor, tutor and seminar leader in English studies.

 

Terese Coe

Terese Coe’s poems and translations have appeared in Able Muse, Alaska Quarterly Review, the Cincinnati Review, New American Writing, Ploughshares, Poetry, Threepenny Review, Agenda, the Moth, New Walk Magazine, New Writing Scotland, Poetry Review, the TLS, the Stinging Fly, and many other international publications. Her poem “More,” heli-dropped across London in the 2012 London Olympics Rain of Poems, is in her latest collection, Shot Silk, from Kelsay Books.

 

 

Roy Bentley

Roy Bentley is the author of Starlight Taxi (Lynx House Press), which won the Blue Lynx Poetry Prize. Books include The Trouble with a Short Horse in Montana (White Pine Press), which was the winner of the White Pine Press Poetry Prize, Any One Man (Bottom Dog), and Boy in a Boat (University of Alabama), which won the University of Alabama Press Poetry Series.

 

Lee Harlin Bahan

Lee Harlin Bahan earned her MFA at Indiana University-Bloomington. Her thesis, Migration Solo, won the first Indiana Poetry Chapbook Contest. Her second chapbook, Notes to Sing, was published by Finishing Line Press.

 

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