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Alan Britt's The Poet and the Poem interview for the Library of Congress (http://www.loc.gov/poetry/poetpoem.html) aired on Pacifica Radio in January 2013. His interview with Minnesota Review is up at http://minnesotareview.wordpress.com/. He read for the We Are You Project/Ragazine event at the historic Maysles Cinema in NYC/Harlem (February 2013), at the (World Trade Center) Tribute WTC Visitors Center in Manhattan/NYC (April 2012), and for the We Are You Project at the Wilmer Jennings Gallery in East Village/NYC (April 2012). He is Poetry Editor-in-chief for the We Are You Project International (WeAreYouProject.org).
Rae Bryant’s short story collection, The Indefinite State of Imaginary Morals, released from Patasola Press, NY, in June 2011 and has been nominated for the Pen Hemingway and Pushcart awards. Ben Loory says: “Reading Rae Bryant can be a harrowing experience… like drowning in a lake of silver lights.” Frederick Barthelme says: “Rae Bryant’s stories yank at you over and over… Is it necessary? Absolutely.” Her stories have appeared or are soon forthcoming in StoryQuarterly, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, BLIP Magazine (formerly Mississippi Review), Gargoyle Magazine, Opium Magazine, and PANK, among other publications. She writes essays and reviews for such places as Puerto del Sol, The Nervous Breakdown, Portland Book Review, and Beatrice.com. Rae has received Fellowships from the VCCA and Johns Hopkins University, where she earned a Masters in Writing. In summer 2011, she attended the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, where she studied with Alice McDermott, and the JHU Conference on Craft in Florence, Italy as a JHU Fellow, where she studied with and assisted Jill McCorkle. She teaches multimedia and creative writing in The Johns Hopkins University, Master of Arts in Writing program and is editor in chief of the program’s new literary and arts journal, The Doctor T. J. Eckleburg Review.
Fred Bubbers grew up in Elmhurst, NY where he attended Newtown High School. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in English in 1982 from The State University of New York at Albany, where his writing appeared in various student publications. Since then he has been employed in the software industry in various roles from software engineer to data warehouse architect to development director. In 2005, he rediscovered his love of writing. His personal essays, short stories and poems have appeared in such publications as The Oregon Literary Review, The Square Table, The Green Silk Journal, Lily, Seeker Magazine, Static Movement, Word Riot, The Angler, and most recently, Cantaraville. He counts among his various influences, and in no particular order, Edith Wharton, Theodore Dreiser, George Carlin, Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Kurt Vonnegut, J.D. Salinger, Saul Bellow, Philip Roth, Joni Mitchell, James Joyce, Emily Bronte, Carl Sagan, William Shakespeare, Alan Ginsberg, Homer, BB King, Joseph Conrad, Mark Twain, Albert Camus, Neil Young, Charles D'Ambrosio, Arthur Miller, Chico Marx, Annie Proulx, Ian Fleming, Kenneth Burke, William Faulkner, Wallace Stevens, Stephen Jay Gould, Francis Ford Coppola, Jack Miles, Eugene O’Neill, Bob Dylan, Flannery O’Connor, Gish Jen, Woody Allen, Harold Bloom, Amy Hempel, Raymond Carver, Robert Altman, Sylvia Plath, John Updike, John Cheever, but most of all, the original odd couple, his beloved F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway. He currently lives in Keedysville, Maryland with his wife and teenage daughter.