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Mary Biddinger is the author of the poetry collections Prairie Fever (Steel Toe Books, 2007), Saint Monica (Black Lawrence Press, 2011), O Holy Insurgency (Black Lawrence Press, 2013) and A Sunny Place with Adequate Water (forthcoming 2014, BLP). She is also co-editor of The Monkey and the Wrench: Essays into Contemporary Poetics. Biddinger is Co-Editor-in-Chief of Barn Owl Review, and Editor of the Akron Series in Poetry and the Akron Series in Contemporary Poetics. She teaches literature and creative writing at the University of Akron.
Last academic year, I was elected Chair of Faculty Senate at Kent. This coming academic year I will serve as Interim Chair of the English Department. I enjoy this "politics," have come to it in part from my edited book "New Boundaries in Political Science Fiction" (2008) and have published a set of poems on academic politics in "Emanations." The work above is complete, and I have now more academic "politics" writings in "Emanations Second Sight," (2012). The editors at "Poetry South" also included some of my work in "Valley Voices," and I had a piece of creative non-fiction in the Great Lakes Writers Project.
Meg Johnson is the author of the full length poetry collection, Inappropriate Sleepover (The National Poetry Review Press, 2014). Her poems have appeared in Hobart, Nashville Review, The Puritan, Slipstream Magazine, Word Riot, and others. Meg started dancing at a young age and worked professionally in the performing arts for many years. She is currently the editor of Dressing Room Poetry Journal and an MFA candidate in creative writing. Her website is: megjohnson.org and she blogs at: megjohnsonmegjohnson.blogspot.com