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Grace Bauer's books of poems include Nowhere All At Once (Stephen F. Austin University Press) Retreats & Recognitions (Lost Horse Press), Beholding Eye (Custom Words), and The Women At The Well (Portals Press), as well as four chapbooks -- most recently, Café Culture, from Imaginary Friend Press. She is also co-editor of the anthology, Umpteen Ways Of Looking At A Possum: Critical And Creative Responses To Everette Maddox. Her poems, essays, and stories have appeared in numerous anthologies and journals, including Colorado Review, Georgia Review, New Madrid, Ploughshares, Poetry, Rattle and many others. Grace teaches in the Creative Writing Program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where she has been awarded the Sorenson Award for Distinguished Teaching in the Humanities. She has also taught writing workshops at the Nebraska Summer Writers Conference and been a Visiting Writer at more than a dozen universities. Grace is a Senior Reader for the journal, Prairie Schooner, and the Prairie Schooner Book Prize Competition. She is currently working on a new book of poems and a collection of inter-linked essays.
ERIN M. BERTRAM is the author of twelve chapbooks, including from The Vanishing of Camille Claudel, forthcoming from Seven Kitchens Press in 2016. She grew up in Chicagoland, holds an MFA from Washington University in St. Louis, where she was a Teaching Fellow, and is currently a PhD student and Teaching Assistant in Creative Writing at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where her manuscript “It Is Not a Lonely World” won the 2016 Karen Dunning Scholarly Paper/Creative Activity Award from the Women’s & Gender Studies Department. Her poems and lyric hybrid texts have appeared in Diagram, Leveler, The New Territory, So to Speak, Uprooted: An Anthology on Gender and Illness, and elsewhere, and she’s received awards and scholarships from the Frank O’Hara Chapbook Series, Augustana College, Prague Summer Program for Writers, the National Association for Poetry Therapy, and the Academy of American Poets. The former drummer for Busted Chandeliers, she lives with her fiancé, is on the board of the Lincoln Zen Center, and has led creative writing and LGBTQ advocacy workshops for a variety of organizations.