On the Poets

Luci Shaw has been writer-in-residence at Regent College in Vancouver since 1986. Author of over thirty-seven books of poetry and creative non-fiction, her writing has appeared in numerous literary and religious journals. In 2013 she received the tenth annual Denise Levertov Award for Creative Writing from Seattle Pacific University. Her most recent collection, Eye of the Beholder, was released by Paraclete Press in 2018.

Faiz Ahmad is a final-year student pursuing his bachelors-masters in biological sciences at IIT Madras, India. He believes in poetry as the ground of bewilderment, of amazement at simply being. His poems have been published in Storm Cellar, Salamander, Modern Haiku, Anima, and other journals.

Daniel Gleason lives in Dayton, Tennessee, where he teaches literature, composition, and creative writing at Bryan College. He earned a Ph.D. at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. His poems have appeared in Rattle, Rosebud, Common Ground, The Windhover, and elsewhere.

Devon Miller-Duggan has published poems in Rattle, Margie, The Antioch Review, Massachusetts Review, and Spillway. She teaches at the University of Delaware. Her books include Pinning the Bird to the Wall (Tres Chicas Books, 2008), Alphabet Year (Wipf & Stock Publishers, 2017), and The Slow Salute (Lithic Press Chapbook Competition Winner, 2018).

Mischa Willett is the author of Phases (Cascade Books, 2017) and editor of Philip James Bailey’s Festus (Edinburgh University Press, 2021). His poems, essays, translations, and academic articles appear widely. He teaches English at Seattle Pacific University. For more information on his work, visit mischawillett.com.

Tim Gavin is an Episcopalian priest who serves as head chaplain at The Episcopal Academy located in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania. He lives in Southeastern Pennsylvania with his wife and two sons. Prolific Press released his chapbook, Lyrics from the Central Plateau, in November 2018. He has had poems published in various journals, including Anglican Theological Review, Black Bear Review, Black Water Review, Chiron Review, Mad Poets Review, Negative Capability, Poet Lore, Wind, and Yarrow.

Nathaniel A. Schmidt’s first collection of poems, An Evensong, is available from Resource Publications, an imprint of Wipf & Stock. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English literature from Calvin College and a master’s degree, also in English literature, from the University of Illinois, Springfield. He is currently studying for his master of divinity degree at Calvin Theological Seminary. He lives in Muskegon, Michigan, with his librarian wife, Lydia, meaning that life is a perpetual storytime.



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