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John Chávez was born and raised in Colorado Springs, CO. He received an M.F. A. from New Mexico State University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His poems have appeared in Alice Blue, Anti-, Copper Nickel, Diode, Notre Dame Review, Palabra, Portland Review, Puerto del Sol, Tusculum Review, Zone 3, among others. He is author of a chapbook Heterotopia, and co-author of a collaborative chapbook, I, NE: Iterations of the Junco. In 2009, he was the recipient of the Letras Latinas Residency Fellowship, a literary fellowship supported by the Institute for Latino Studies at the University of Notre Dame and The Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Redwing, MN. His collection City of Slow Dissolve was published by University of New Mexico Press' Mary Burritt Christiansen Poetry Series in 2012. He teaches at the University of Colorado-Boulder, and lives in Denver, CO.
Fiction Writer, Poet
Kathy Conde is currently working on a novel and polishing a short story collection. She holds an MFA from Naropa University and is past fiction editor for Bombay Gin, Naropa’s literary magazine. She lives in Colorado with her husband and son. Please visit her website and see some of her work at www.kathyconde.com.
Mark DuCharme was born in Detroit and grew up in its suburbs, the only child of a divorced mother. He earned a BA from the University of Michigan and, later, an MFA from the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University. He self-published a rather large chapbook in 1990 with which he later became dissatisfied. Numerous chapbooks have followed, as well as four books: Cosmopolitan Tremble (2002), Infinity Subsections (2004), The Sensory Cabinet (2007) and Answer (2011). All of these contain “serial poetry” as well as “individual” poems. Beginning with The Found Titles Project (published in 2009 but written earlier in that decade) he abandoned serial poetry in favor of what he calls writing projects. The bulk of his work from this point on has been in the context of various writing projects. Since 2008, he has been at work on a project called The Unfinished.