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Ruth Ellen Kocher is the author of Ending in Planes (Noemi Press, 2014), Goodbye Lyric: The Gigans and Lovely Gun (Sheep Meadow Press, 2014), domina Un/blued (Tupelo Press, 2013), One Girl Babylon (New Issues Press, 2003), When the Moon Knows You’re Wandering (New Issues Press, 2002), and Desdemona’s Fire (Lotus Press 1999). Her poems have been most recently anthologized in Angles of Ascent: A Norton Anthology of Contemporary African American Poets, Black Nature, and From the Fishouse: An Anthology of Poems that Sing, Rhyme, Resound, Syncopate, Alliterate, and Just Plain Sound Great. She has been awarded fellowships from the Cave Canem Foundation and Yaddo. She is teaches at the University of Colorado – Boulder.
Amber Koneval is a twenty-something Regis University alumni with a B.A. in English and Religious Studies. She has been published in many journals, in both electronic and print formats, and has released a collection of poetry through eLectio publishing. She enjoy writing free-verse poetry on a large variety of subjects, though her most prominent themes include God, mental disability, and her personal experiences. She currently lives in Colorado with three housemates and is still very close to her large Irish-Catholic family. She plans to stay in Colorado all her life and become a cat lady when she can no longer pick up a pen.
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Recipient of the 2013 Wise Woman Fellowship from A Room of Her Own Foundation and winner of the 2013 Colorado Authors’ League “Best Blog of the Year Award” for her popular blog All Things Literary. All Things Natural, Page Lambert is the author of the memoir In Search of Kinship (Fulcrum Publishing, a Rocky Mountain bestseller), and the novel Shifting Stars (Tor/Forge, Mountains and Plains Book Award finalist). Her writing is widely anthologized, appearing in dozens of literary collections. Her most recent story, “The Widow of Loreto,” was published in Huffington Post as part of their 50 FICTION 2013 series. A writing coach and leader of creative adventures for 17 years, often working with organizations such as True Nature Journeys, the Grand Canyon Field Institute, and the Aspen Writers’ Foundation, Page’s River Writing Journeys for Women were hailed by Oprah's O magazine in 2006 as “One of six great all-girl getaways of the year.” Selected as one of 12 “extraordinary women of Jefferson County,” Page was honored on November 15, 2013 at the Annual West Chamber Celebrate Women of Jefferson County event. Page writes from her home in the mountains west of Denver, Colorado. For information on her 2014 writing adventures, go to: www.pagelambert.com.