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Award-winning poet, educator, and arts advocate, Jeanie Thompson has published five collections of poetry, The Myth of Water: Poems from the Life of Helen Keller, The Seasons Bear Us, White for Harvest: New and Selected Poems, Witness, which won a Benjamin Franklin Award from the Publishers Marketing Association and How to Enter the River. Her work has appeared in Antaeus, Crazyhorse, Ironwood, North American Review, New England Review, Southern Review, and others. She has received fellowships from the Louisiana State Arts Council and the Alabama State Council on the Arts. She is director of the Alabama Writers’ Forum and is a poetry faculty member of the Spalding University low-res MFA Writing Program. Jeanie holds the MFA from the University of Alabama where she was founding editor of Black Warrior Review literary journal. She lives in Montgomery, Alabama.
weatherly was born November 3, 1942 in Scottsboro, Alabama. He is the author of Maumau American Cantos, Thumbprint, Climate/Stream with Ken Bluford, co-editor of Natural Process with Ted Wilentz, and author of short history of the saxophone from The Groundwater Press. His grandparents were Sippie Wallace and Jimmy Rogers, and Hilda Doolittle and Wallace Stevens.