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Veronica Patterson is a graduate of Cornell University, the University of Michigan, the University of Northern Colorado, and the Warren Wilson College MFA program. Her poetry collections are How to Make a Terrarium (Cleveland State University, 1987), Swan, What Shores? (NYU Press, 2000), which was a finalist for the Academy of American Poets’ 2000 James Laughlin Award, and Thresh & Hold, which won the Gell Poetry Prize and will be published November 2009. She has also published a chapbook of prose poems This Is the Strange Part (Pudding House Publications). Her poems have appeared in numerous publications, including the Malahat Review, Another Chicago Magazine, New Letters, Cimarron Review, Prairie Schooner, Southern Poetry Review, and Spoon River Review.
Born in Japan, Michelle Naka Pierce is the author of nine titles, including four full-length books: SHE, A BLUEPRINT (BlazeVOX, 2011), BELOVED INTEGER (Bootstrap/Pub Lush, 2007), and TRI/VIA (Erudite Fangs/ Pub Lush, 2003). Awarded the Poets Out Loud Editor's Prize, CONTINUOUS FRIEZE BORDERING RED (Fordham, 2012) documents the migratory patterns of the hybrid as she travels the floating borders in Rothko's Seagram murals. She is associate professor and director of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University in Boulder, CO.