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Creative Nonfiction Writer, Poet
Derek Mong is the author of two poetry collections from Saturnalia Books, Other Romes (2011) and The Identity Thief (forthcoming, 2018). He reviews new poetry for the Gettysburg Review and recently completed his time as the Poetry Editor at Mantis. He is the Byron K. Trippet Assistant Professor of English at Wabash College. A former Axton Fellow at the University of Louisville and Halls Poetry Fellow at the University of Wisconsin, he holds a doctorate in American Literature from Stanford University. He has received the Editors’ Choice Prize from the Missouri Review and two Hopwood Awards. His poetry, criticism, and translations have appeared in the Kenyon Review, the Brooklyn Rail, Two Lines, Pleiades, Crazyhorse, the Southern Review, and many other publications. He can be reached at www.derekmong.com.
Terre Haute, IN
Aaron Michael Morales was born in Tucson, Arizona, and is a graduate of Purdue University's MFA program. He is an Assistant Professor of English at Indiana State University where he teaches Creative Writing and Contemporary Literature. His fiction has appeared in Another Chicago Magazine, Passages North, and MAKE Magazine, among other places. His first short collection of fiction, titled From Here You Can Almost See the End of the Desert, was published in 2008 by Momotombo Press at the University of Notre Dame's Institute for Latino Studies. He has authored one novel, Drowning Tucson, and is currently at work on his second, Eat Your Children.