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Susan Aizenberg is the author of three poetry collections: Quiet City (BkMk Press 2015); Muse (Crab Orchard Poetry Series/SIUP 2002); and Peru in Take Three: 2/AGNI New Poets Series (Graywolf Press 1997) and co-editor with Erin Belieu of The Extraordinary Tide: New Poetry by American Women (Columbia University Press 2001). Her poems have appeared in many journals, including Prairie Schooner, Blackbird, Connotation Press, Spillway, The Journal, Midwest Quarterly Review, Hunger Mountain, Alaska Quarterly Review, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and Spoon River Poetry Review, and have been reprinted in several anthologies, among them Ley Lines (Wilfrid Laurier UP) and Wild and Whirling Words: A Poetic Conversation (Etruscan).
Grace Bauer's books of poems include Nowhere All At Once (Stephen F. Austin University Press) Retreats & Recognitions (Lost Horse Press), Beholding Eye (Custom Words), and The Women At The Well (Portals Press), as well as four chapbooks -- most recently, Café Culture, from Imaginary Friend Press. She is also co-editor of the anthology, Umpteen Ways Of Looking At A Possum: Critical And Creative Responses To Everette Maddox. Her poems, essays, and stories have appeared in numerous anthologies and journals, including Colorado Review, Georgia Review, New Madrid, Ploughshares, Poetry, Rattle and many others. Grace teaches in the Creative Writing Program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where she has been awarded the Sorenson Award for Distinguished Teaching in the Humanities. She has also taught writing workshops at the Nebraska Summer Writers Conference and been a Visiting Writer at more than a dozen universities. Grace is a Senior Reader for the journal, Prairie Schooner, and the Prairie Schooner Book Prize Competition. She is currently working on a new book of poems and a collection of inter-linked essays.
ERIN M. BERTRAM is the author of several chapbooks, including The Urge to Believe Is Stronger Than Belief Itself and, most recently, Memento Mori. Her poems and hybrid texts have been published in Handsome, Phoebe, The Fanzine, and elsewhere. A past recipient of a John Woods Scholarship from Prague Summer Program and a published finalist in the 2013 Diagram Essay Contest, she holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Washington University in St. Louis, where she was a Teaching Fellow. She’s working on a PhD in Creative Writing at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and has led creative writing workshops and done LGBTQ advocacy work with a variety of organizations.