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Silver Spring, MD
JOANNE GROWNEY is a poet and mathematician, a former professor, a Pennsylvanian who moved south to Washington, DC. In 2009, her chapbook ANGLES OF LIGHT was published by Finishing Line Press. Long a collector of poetry related to mathematics, JoAnne is co-editor of the anthology, STRANGE ATTRACTORS: POEMS OF LOVE AND MATHEMATICS (A K Peters, Ltd, 2008)). She takes poetry to mathematics conferences and mathematics to writers’ conferences. MY DANCE IS MATHEMATICS, a small collection of mathematical poems, was published in 2006 by Paper Kite Press. Interested in the fine arts, she has collaborated with artists in Pennsylvania, New York, and Maryland—developing poetry inspired by their work. Besides appearing in several anthologies of Pennsylvania poetry, her poems have appeared recently in Watershed, Divided City, Poet Lore, Innisfree and Focus. In her home neighborhood in Silver Spring JoAnne teaches an ongoing poetry workshop at Silver Spring Drop-In Center. To see more of the intersecting planes of her work, visit http://joannegrowney.com .
Michael Gushue co-coordinates the BAWA Poetry Series and co-runs Vrzhu Press, a small press specializing in poetry chapbooks, full-length books, and books of in-between lengths. His work has appeared in Third Coast, Redivider, Hotel Amerika, Delaware Poetry Review and LocusPoint. His chapbook, Gathering Down Women, is available from Pudding House Press. He runs the small poetry press, Beothuk Books, which published Dan Vera’s The Space Between Our Danger and Our Delight. He writes regularly and brilliantly at the Vrzhu Bullets of Love blog (http://vrzhu.typepad.com).