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Mary Biddinger is the author of the poetry collections Prairie Fever (Steel Toe Books, 2007), Saint Monica (Black Lawrence Press, 2011), O Holy Insurgency (Black Lawrence Press, 2013) A Sunny Place with Adequate Water (Black Lawrence Press, 2014), and Small Enterprise (Black Lawrence Press, 2015). She is also co-editor of The Monkey and the Wrench: Essays into Contemporary Poetics. Biddinger is Co-Editor-in-Chief of Barn Owl Review, and Editor of the Akron Series in Poetry and the Akron Series in Contemporary Poetics. She teaches literature and creative writing at the University of Akron, where she is Professor of English.
Don Bogen is the author of four books of poetry, most recently An Algebra (Chicago, 2009), and a critical book on Theodore Roethke. His poems and translations have appeared in major journals, and he has collaborated with composers from the U.S. and abroad. Nathaniel Ropes Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Cincinnati, he serves as poetry editor of The Cincinnati Review.
Poet, essayist, publisher known for 1st using the term "Applied Poetry"--poetry applied to the times of our lives. Founder of Pudding Magazine, Pudding House Publications, Poets Greatest Hits national archive, presenting over 300 workshops nationally inclu at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame & Museum, The Salt Palace, for Sunset Poets in CA, Rhino Workshop in Normal IL, Indianapolis Writers Center, many years for the National Assn. for Poetry Therapy, countless readings on tour. Sept. 09 at The Glory Days Symposium on Bruce Springsteen for the debut of her anthology, Love Poems and Other Messages for Bruce Springsteen.