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On the Poets

Jonathan Diaz lives in Whittier, California, with his wife, Abigail. He is a perpetual member of the Torrey Honors Institute, and holds an M.F.A. in poetry from the University of Notre Dame.

Bryan D. Dietrich is the author of seven books of poems and co-editor of a superhero poetry anthology. He has published poems in The New Yorker, The Nation, Poetry, Harvard Review, Yale Review, Asimov’s, Weird Tales, and many other journals. Bryan has won The Paris Review Poetry Prize, a Discovery/The Nation Award, a Writers at Work Fellowship, an Asimov’s Readers’ Choice Award, and has been nominated for the Pulitzer. Professor of English at Newman University, Bryan lives in Wichita, Kansas, with his wife and son.

Sergio A. Ortiz is the founding editor of Undertow Tanka Review. He is a two-time Pushcart nominee, a four-time Best of the Web nominee, and 2016 Best of the Net nominee. He placed second in the 2016 Ramón Ataz Annual Poetry Competition, sponsored by Alaire Publishing House. He is currently working on his first full-length collection of poems, Elephant Graveyard.

Luci Shaw has published ten volumes of poetry, including her latest, Sea Glass: New & Selected Poems (WordFarm, 2016). In 2013 she received the Denise Levertov Award for “sustained engagement in creative writing in the faith tradition.” Her work has appeared in Image, Poetry East, The Southern Review, The Christian Century, Weavings, and other journals. She lives in Bellingham, Washington.

Anya Silver has published three books of poetry with the Louisiana State University Press: From Nothing (2016), I Watched You Disappear (2014), and The Ninety-Third Name of God (2010). Her poetry has been published in numerous journals, including Image, St. Katherine Review, and The Windhover, and in anthologies such as Best American Poetry 2016 and The Turning Aside: The Kingdom Book of Contemporary Christian Poetry. She is professor of English at Mercer University and lives in Macon, Georgia, with her husband and son.

Kim Suttell lives in New York City and is active in Holy Trinity Lutheran Church on Central Park West. Her poems wander about in Right Hand Pointing, The Cortland Review, The Dr. T. J. Eckleburg Review, and elsewhere, taking in the sights. Visit them at page48.weebly.com.

William Woolfitt is the author of three poetry collections: Beauty Strip (Texas Review Press, 2014), Charles of the Desert (Paraclete Press, 2016), and Spring Up Everlasting (Paraclete Press, forthcoming). His fiction chapbook, The Boy with Fire in His Mouth (2014), won the Epiphany Editions contest. His poems, short stories, and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in Blackbird, Image, Tin House, The Threepenny Review, and other journals

David Wright teaches creative writing and American literature at Monmouth College (Illinois). His poems have appeared in 32 Poems, Image, Ecotone, Poetry East, and Hobart, among many others. His most recent poetry collection is The Small Books of Bach (Wipf & Stock, 2014). He can be found on Twitter @sweatervestboy.

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