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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 a PhD student and Chancellor’s Fellow in Creative Writing at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing and a certificate in Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies from Washington University in St. Louis, where she was a Teaching Fellow and Jr. Writer-in-Residence. She has also done continuing education work through Duke University’s Center for Documentary Studies. The author of eleven chapbooks, including Memento Mori, her poems and lyric hybrid texts have appeared in Leveler, So to Speak, Uprooted: An Anthology on Gender and Illness, as a published finalist in the 2013 Diagram Essay Contest, and elsewhere. She has received a Frank O’Hara Chapbook Award, an Academy of American Poets Prize, a Writing Fellowship and a Summer Faculty Research Grant from Augustana College, a John Woods Scholarship from Prague Summer Program, and a 2015 Pushcart Prize nomination. The former drummer for Busted Chandeliers, she lives with her partner and is on the board of the Lincoln Zen Center.