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Janet Kaplan is the author of three books: The Groundnote, published by Alice James Books, The Glazier's Country, winner of the 2003 Poets Out Loud Prize and published by Fordham University Press, and Dreamlife of a Philanthropist: Prose Poems & Prose Sonnets, selected by Cornelius Eady, Orlando Menes, and Joyelle McSweeney for the 2011 Ernest Sandeen Prize, and just out from the University of Notre Dame Press. "...[I]n poems whose wit cannot be told apart from their momentum, we find thinking at work against itself, undoing conclusion, battling intent, in order to recover some lost ground of form's unconscious foundation," poet Dan Beachy-Quick writes about Dreamlife. And Fence critic Karla Kelsey writes, "[T]he voice here charms, leading us into a landscape of Tender Buttons meets Claes Oldenburg or Rene Magritte." Janet is the publisher and editor of Red Glass Books, a new chapbook series, whose first volume, Swimming to America, by Patricia Spears Jones is forthcoming this fall. She is a professor of poetry and creative writing at Hofstra University.
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Amy King is the author of Slaves to Do These Things, I'm the Man Who Loves You, and Antidotes for an Alibi (a Lambda Literary Award Finalist), as well as a number of poetry chapbooks. I Want to Make You Safe is forthcoming from Litmus Press. She is currently preparing a book of interviews with the poet Ron Padgett. Amy co-edits Poets for Living Waters with Heidi Lynn Staples and esque with Ana Bozicevic. She organizes The Count and interviews for VIDA: Women in Literary Arts, edits the Poetics List, sponsored by The Electronic Poetry Center (SUNY-Buffalo/University of Pennsylvania), moderates the Women's Poetry Listserv (WOMPO) and the Goodreads Poetry! Group, and teaches English and Creative Writing at SUNY Nassau Community College. She holds an MFA in Poetry from Brooklyn College, where she was the recipient of a MacArthur Scholarship for Poetry, and an MA in Poetics from SUNY Buffalo. Her poems have been nominated for several Pushcart Prizes, and she was the 2007 Poet Laureate of the Blogosphere. Amy founded and curated, through 2010, the Stain of Poetry Reading Series in Brooklyn, NY.