Bios

Elizabeth Wager

Elizabeth Wager is a second-year MFA candidate studying at Southern Connecticut State University. Originally from the Southern Tier in Upstate New York, she lives in New Haven, Connecticut, and works as a freelance writer and editor. Her poems have appeared in the Allegheny Review, the Rectangle, and Yellow Chair Review. When she’s not writing for work, for school, or for fun, she enjoys sewing, graphic design work, and ice skating.

 

 

Cody Walker

Cody Walker is the author of The Self-Styled No-Child and Shuffle and Breakdown (both from Waywiser) and the coeditor of Alive at the Center: Contemporary Poems from the Pacific Northwest (Ooligan). He lives with his family in Ann Arbor, where he teaches English at the University of Michigan.

 

 

Liz Ahl

Liz Ahl lives in Holderness, New Hampshire. Her work has appeared recently or is forthcoming in Measure, Nimrod, Rappahannock Review, and River Styx. Her most recent chapbook, Home Economics, was published by Seven Kitchens Press in 2016.

 

 

Elise Hempel

Elise Hempel’s poems have appeared in numerous journals over the years, including Poetry, Measure, Valparaiso Poetry Review, the Evansville Review, and the Midwest Quarterly, as well as in Ted Kooser’s weekly column, American Life in Poetry. She is the recipient of an Illinois Arts Council Literary Award and the winner of the 2015 Able Muse Write Prize in Poetry and is a finalist in the 2016 Richard Peterson Poetry Prize from Crab Orchard Review. Her first full-length poetry collection, Second Rain, was released in summer 201

 

Cameron MacKenzie

Cameron MacKenzie’s work has appeared in the Michigan Quarterly Review, the Rumpus, Permafrost, Solstice and the Painted Bride Quarterly, among other places. He teaches English at Ferrum College.

 

 

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. A second selected, Devotions, is forthcoming from the North Dakota State University Press in January 2017.

 

 

Stephen Palos

Stephen Palos is from Lexington, KY. He received his BA in English from the Ohio State University and his MFA in creative writing from the University of Michigan, where he won a Hopwood Graduate Poetry Award and was awarded a Zell Fellowship for 2015–2016. His work has appeared in the Allegheny Review and Pluck! Journal and is forthcoming in the Raintown Review. He was the 2013 winner of the Iris N. Spencer Poetry Award and has been awarded fellowships to attend The Twenty: A Kentucky Young Writers Advance and The Bucknell Seminar for Younger Poets.

 

Rachel Hadas

The latest of Rachel Hadas’s many books of poetry is Questions in the Vestibule (Northwestern University Press, April 2016). She is currently at work on verse translations of Euripides’ two Iphigenia plays, also for Northwestern. Rachel is Board of Governors Professor of English at Rutgers University-Newark.

 

 

Pedro Poitevin

A mathematician by profession, Pedro Poitevin is a bilingual poet and translator originally from Guatemala. He is a contributor to Letras Libres and Periódico de Poesía, the poetry journal of the National Autonomous University of México (UNAM). Poems in English have appeared or are forthcoming in Rattle, River Styx, Cossack Review, Angle, Think, and Nashville Review, among other venues.

 

 

Midge Goldberg

Midge Goldberg received the 2015 Richard Wilbur Poetry Award for her book Snowman’s Code, and was a finalist for the 2015 Howard Nemerov Sonnet Award. Her poems have appeared in Measure, Light, Raintown Review, Appalachia, and on Garrison Keillor’s A Writer’s Almanac. Her poems are included in several anthologies, including Rhyming Poems and Hot Sonnets. Her other books include Flume Ride (2006) and the children’s book My Best Ever Grandpa (2015).

 

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