On the Poets

Jeanne Murray Walker was born in Parkers Prairie, a village in northern Minnesota. She is the author of eight books of poetry, most recently, Helping the Morning: New and Selected Poems (WordFarm Press). Pilgrim, You Find the Path by Walking, will be out in 2018. A mentor in the Seattle Pacific University MFA Program, she works in the Food Cupboard at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Philadelphia and travels widely to give readings and run workshops.

Kathryn Smith is the author of Book of Exodus, a poetry collection forthcoming from Scablands Books. Her poems have been nominated for Best American Poetry and the Pushcart Prize, and have been published or are forthcoming in Poetry Northwest, the Laurel Review, the Collagist, Mid-American Review, Redivider, Rock & Sling, and elsewhere. She received her MFA in creative writing from Eastern Washington University and lives in Spokane, Washington.

Andrew D. Miller is a poet and translator who has published poems in The Massachussetts Review, Ekphrasis, Iron Horse, Shenandoah, Spoon River Review, Rattle, and elsewhere. In addition, his poems appear in the anthologies How Much Earth: An Anthology of Fresno Poets and The Way We Work: Contemporary Literature from the Workplace. He co-edited The Gazer Within, The Selected Prose of Larry Levis and is the author of Poetry, Photography, Ekphrasis: Lyrical Representations of Photography from the 19th Century to the Present.

Julie Sumner has worked as a critical care nurse, liver transplant coordinator, and massage therapist. She has been writing poetry for over ten years. Her work has appeared in the San Pedro River Review, Catalpa Magazine, The Behemoth, and Catapult. She is currently pursuing her MFA in poetry at Seattle Pacific University. She is on Twitter @windowonwords.

Julie L. Moore’s books of poetry include Particular Scandals, Slipping Out of Bloom, and Election Day. A previous contributor to The Cresset, Moore’s poetry also has appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, Christian Century, New Ohio Review, Poetry Daily, Prairie Schooner, Windhover, The Southern Review, and Verse Daily. She lives in southwestern Ohio. Visit julielmoore.com to learn more about her work.

Tiffany Eberle Kriner is associate professor of English at Wheaton College. She is the author of The Future of the Word: An Eschatology of Reading. She and her husband, Josh, live with their two children at Root and Sky Farm in Marengo, Illinois. They pick wild raspberries and raise Berkshire hogs in the oak and walnut forest; they have planted a new pasture for organically raised meat animals and are planning a permaculture orchard.

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