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Mario Chard was born in northern Utah and educated at Weber State University, Purdue University, and Stanford University as a Wallace Stegner Fellow in Poetry. Winner of the 2012 “Discovery” / Boston Review Poetry Prize, he currently teaches English at The Westminster Schools in Atlanta, Georgia, where he lives with his wife and sons.
Salt Lake City, UT
Meg Day, recently selected for Best New Poets of 2013, is a 2013 recipient of an NEA Fellowship in Poetry and the author of Last Psalm at Sea Level, winner of the Barrow Street Press Poetry Prize (forthcoming 2014), When All You Have Is a Hammer (winner of the 2012 Gertrude Press Chapbook Contest) and We Can’t Read This (winner of the 2013 Gazing Grain Chapbook Contest). A 2012 AWP Intro Journals Award Winner, she has also received awards and fellowships from the Lambda Literary Foundation, Hedgebrook, Squaw Valley Writers, and the International Queer Arts Festival. Meg is currently a PhD fellow in Poetry & Disability Poetics at the University of Utah.
Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer, Poet
Siân Griffiths lives in Ogden, Utah where she directs the Creative Writing Program at Weber State University. Her work has appeared in Ninth Letter, Quarterly West, Cave Wall, River Teeth, Versal, Court Green, and The Georgia Review, among many other publications. Versal nominated her story “What Is Solid” for a Pushcart Prize, and Janet Burroway included her poem, “Fistful,” in the third edition of Imaginative Writing. New Rivers Press published her first novel, Borrowed Horses. She is currently finishing revisions on her second novel.