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Mara Adamitz Scrupe is a poet and visual artist. Her awards include the National Endowment for the Arts/CEC ArtsLink fellowship, the District of Columbia (Washington, DC) Individual Fellowship, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship, and residencies at the MacDowell Colony, Tyrone Guthrie Centre (Ireland), Montalvo Arts Center, the Irish Museum of Modern Art Residency Programme (Dublin), and USF Verftet-AiR/Bergen (Norway). In 2015, Scrupe’s poems have been shortlisted or named finalist for several national and international literary awards including the University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor’s International Poetry Prize, Australia; the Canterbury Poetry Festival University of Kent Prize and Poet of the Year (UK); the Wenlock Prize in Poetry (UK); the Auburn Witness Prize in Poetry (Auburn University); the Janet B. McCabe Prize for Poetry, (Ruminate Magazine); the Oberon Poetry Prize (Oberon Poetry Foundation, New York); and the Tomaž Šalamun Chapbook Prize, (VERSE Literary Journal), University of Richmond, Virginia.
Kathy Anderson is a short story writer and playwright. Her writing has been published in international and national magazines, literary journals, and anthologies. Two of her short stories have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Her short story collection was a 2014 finalist for the Flannery O'Conner Award for Short Fiction with the University of Georgia Press. As a playwright, her plays have been produced and staged in major US cities and in Ireland. She is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild.