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Jennifer Barber is the author of VENDAVAL in TAKE THREE 3: AGNI NEW POETS SERIES (Graywolf Press, 1998); RIGGING THE WIND (Kore Press, 2003) and GIVEN AWAY (Kore Press, 2012). She edits the literary journal SALAMANDER in Boston, MA. Her poetry has appeared in THE NEW YORKER, HARVARD DIVINITY BULLETIN, ORION, UPSTREET, JEWISH DAILY FORWARD, elsewhere.
Ellen Bass's books of poetry include Like a Beggar (Copper Canyon, 2014), The Human Line (Copper Canyon, 2007) which was named a Notable Book of 2007 by the SF Chronicle and Mules of Love (BOA, 2002) which won the Lambda Literary Award. She co-edited (with Florence Howe) the groundbreaking No More Masks! An Anthology of Poems by Women (Doubleday, 1973). Her work has been regularly published in The New Yorker, American Poetry Review, and many other journals. Her nonfiction books include Free Your Mind: The Book for Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Youth and Their Allies (HarperCollins, 1996), I Never Told Anyone: Writings by Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse (HarperCollins, 1983) and The Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse (HarperCollins, 1988, 2008) which has been translated into twelve languages. She teaches in the MFA writing program at Pacific University and at conferences and workshops nationally and internationally. http://www.ellenbass.com
Simeon Berry was born in Guilford, Connecticut, and was educated at New College of Florida and Eckerd College. He received a M.F.A. in Poetry from Indiana University at Bloomington, and has been an Associate Editor for Ploughshares. He lives in Somerville, Massachusetts. His first book, Ampersand Revisited, won the 2013 National Poetry Series (Fence Books), and his second book, Monograph, won the 2014 National Poetry Series (University of Georgia Press).