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Seth Brady Tucker

Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer, Poet
Lafayette, CO

Seth Brady Tucker (S. Brady Tucker)'s second book, "We Deserve the Gods We Ask For," has won the Gival Press Poetry Prize, and will appear in 2014. His first book, “Mormon Boy,” won the 2011 Elixir Press Editor’s Prize, was published in 2012, and was a finalist for the 2013 Colorado Book Award. Seth has been the Carol Houck Smith Scholar at Bread Loaf, the Tennessee Williams Scholar at Sewanee, and most recently served as the keynote speaker and instructor at the "Words Beyond Bars Poetry Project." He has won a number of writing awards including the Shenandoah Bevel Summers Fiction Prize and the Literal Latte Short Fiction Award. His poetry and fiction is forthcoming or has appeared in the Iowa Review, Shenandoah, Pleiades, Poetry Northwest, Chautauqua, Verse Daily, Indiana Review, North American Review, River Styx, Asheville Poetry Review, storySouth, Crab Orchard Review, and many other journals and anthologies. He is represented by Alex Glass at Trident Media Group, New York. Seth has degrees in English Literature and Creative Writing from San Francisco State University, Northern Arizona University (where he resurrected and worked as Poetry and Fiction Editor for Thin Air magazine), and Florida State University (PhD, 2012). Currently, Seth is writing a novel about a soldier, set on an Indian Reservation in Wyoming, and recently finished his first short fiction collection (which was also a finalist for the Flannery O'Connor Award). He teaches poetry and fiction workshops at the Light House Writer's Workshop in Denver, and lives and teaches near the Colorado School of Mines. He is originally from Wyoming, and served as an Army 82nd Airborne paratrooper in the Persian Gulf.

Pamela Uschuk

Poet
Bayfield, CO

John Vernon

Fiction Writer, Poet
Estes Park, CO

John Vernon is the author of eleven books, including six novels, a memoir, a book of poems, and several books of criticism. He frequently reviews new fiction for The New York Times Book Review. Two of his books have been named New York Times Notable Books of the Year, and he has been awarded two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships. He was born and grew up in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and now lives in the mountains of northern Colorado, where he is affiliated with the Center of the American West at the University of Colorado. Each year he is in residence at Binghamton University in upstate New York for the spring semester, where he teaches graduate and undergraduate fiction workshops. His novels are often but not exclusively set in the historical American west. He believes that the novel is an art form designed to both entertain and discomfort readers, and that its ultimate goal is to undermine our complacency while bringing us news of the world. In 2013, Dzanc Books, a non-profit publisher dedicated to literary works, brought his first four novels back into print as e-editions.

Lynn Wagner

Poet
Denver, CO

Anne Waldman

Poet, Spoken Word Artist
Boulder, CO

Poetry is a path of practice, devotion, performance and community in my case. From years working at The Poetry Project at St Mark's Church in-the-Bowery in NYC to the founding and continuing work at the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. Cultural activism seems relevant and keeping the world safe for poetry. See links to Fast Speaking Music and website www.annewaldman.org

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