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On the Poets

Jill Bergkamp lives with her husband in South Florida and teaches English at Palm Beach Atlantic University. Her poems have most recently appeared in Harvard Divinity Bulletin, Image, and Sugar House Review.

John Fry is originally from South Texas. He is the author of With the Dogstar as My Witness (Orison Books, 2018), which was a finalist for the Orison Poetry Prize, the Dorset Prize, and the Nightboat Poetry Prize. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in West Branch, Colorado Review, Blackbird, Waxwing, Tupelo Quarterly, Devil’s Lake, and Third Coast.

Jen Stewart Fueston lives in Longmont, Colorado. Her work has appeared most recently in Inklette, Whale Road Review, and Pilgrimage. Her poem, “Trying to Get My Body Back,” was named a finalist for Ruminate magazine’s 2018 McCabe poetry prize. Her chapbook, Visitations, was published in 2015. She has taught writing at the University of Colorado, Boulder, as well as in Hungary, Turkey, and Lithuania.

Christopher Lee Miles’s poems have appeared in The Cincinnati Review; Salamander; Sugarhouse Review; War, Literature, & the Arts; and West Branch. He holds an MFA in poetry from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Currently he is an English tutor for rural Alaskan and Alaska Native students at Interior Alaska Campus.

B. P. Miller is the associate poetry editor of Ninth Letter as well as a current MFA candidate at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His writing appears in The Carolina Quarterly and Cellar Door Magazine.

Matthew Porto is from Long Island, New York. He holds an MFA in poetry from Boston University. His work has most recently appeared in Crosswinds, SWAMP, Strange Horizons, and in the anthology A Packet of Poems for Ezra Pound, published by Clemson University Press. He is currently working on a Ph.D. in creative writing, poetry, at Texas Tech University.

Michael Schmidtke was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. They received an MFA from Eastern Washington University. Other poems have appeared in Stirring, The Swamp, Tin House (Online), and Ruminate.

Bill Stadick has published poetry and creative nonfiction in various publications, including Barren Magazine, The Windhover, First Things, Wisconsin Academy Review, Conclave, The Cresset, and The Christian Century.

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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