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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 eleven chapbooks, most recently Memento Mori, published by Dancing Girl Press. A former John Woods Scholarship recipient from Prague Summer Program, she has also received the Frank O’Hara Chapbook Award and was named a published finalist in the 2013 Diagram Essay Contest. She earned her MFA from Washington University in St. Louis, where she received the Academy of American Poets Prize and a Jr. Writer-in-Residence Fellowship. She has also done continuing education work through Duke University’s Center for Documentary Studies. Her work has appeared in Handsome, So to Speak, Copper Nickel, Hotel Amerika, Lambda Literary Review, Best New Poets, Uprooted: An Anthology on Gender and Illness, and elsewhere. She is a PhD student and Chancellor’s Fellow at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She is also on the board of the Lincoln Zen Center, where she is a doan- (meditation leader) in-training.