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On the Poets

Leslie Williams's first book of poems, Successes of the Seed Plants, won the 2010 Bellday Books Prize. Her poems have appeared in Poetry, The Southern Review, Slate, Shenandoah, and in many other magazines.

Jennifer Hurley received her MA in Liberal Studies from Valparaiso University and currently teaches high school English at Valparaiso High School. Her poetry, fiction, and essays have appeared in various literary publications, including Etchings, Plath Profiles, Stickman Review, and Valparaiso Poetry Review.

Martin Cockroft's writing appears in recent or forthcoming issues of Anon, Beloit Poetry Journal, Birdfeast, Connotation Press, and Prairie Schooner. A recipient of a fellowship from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, he currently teaches at Waynesburg University in Western Pennsylvania, where he lives with his wife, the writer Kimberly Long Cockroft, and their three daughters.

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