Dana Gioia

Dana Gioia is a poet and critic. He has published five full-length collections of verse, most recently 99 Poems: New & Selected (2016), which won the Poets’ Prize. His third collection, Interrogations at Noon (2001), was awarded the American Book Award. He has also published four critical collections, including Can Poetry Matter? which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle award.


Len Krisak

Len Krisak’s most recent books are translations of Rilke’s New Poems, 1907–1908, and Prudentius’s Peristephanon. His brand new translation of the Aeneid will appear in the fall of 2020 from Hackett. With work in the Antioch, the Hudson, Sewanee, Southwest, and PN Reviews, he is the recipient of the Robert Penn Warren, Richard Wilbur, and Robert Frost Awards, and a four-time champion on Jeopardy!



Amit Majmudar

Amit Majmudar is a widely published poet, translator, novelist, and essayist. His forthcoming poetry collection is What He Did in Solitary (Knopf, 2020), and his most recent book in the United States is Godsong: A Verse Translation of the Bhagavad-Gita, with Commentary (Knopf, 2018). Recent and forthcoming novels published by Penguin Random House, India, include Sitayana and Soar.



Mary Meriam

Mary Meriam edited the anthology, Irresistible Sonnets. She’s the author of My Girl’s Green Jacket and The Lillian Trilogy, and her poems have appeared in Literary Imagination, Poetry, Crab Orchard Review, Think, Evansville Review, and Measure.



Richard Meyer

Richard Meyer, a former English and humanities teacher, lives in Mankato, Minnesota. His poems have appeared in a variety of publications, including Able Muse, theRaintown Review, Think, Measure, Alabama Literary Review, Light, and the Evansville Review. He was awarded the 2012 Robert Frost Farm Prize for his poem “Fieldstone” and was the recipient of the 2014 String Poet Prize for his poem “The Autumn Way.” A book of his collected poems, Orbital Paths, was a silver medalist winner in the 2016 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards.


John Ridland

Born in London in 1933, John Ridland grew up in California. He earned his PhD from Claremont Graduate School and taught for forty-three years at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and was Professor Emeritus of its College of Creative Studies. He published numerous books and chapbooks, including Ode on Violence, Elegy for My Aunt, Life with Unkie, A Brahms Card Ballad, Happy in an Ordinary Thing, A.


A.E. Stallings

A.E. Stallings is an American poet and translator who has lived in Athens (Greece) since 1999. Her most recent collection is Like from Farrar, Straus & Giroux, and her most recent verse translation is of Hesiod’s Works and Days for Penguin Classics. Her translation (illustrated!) of the pseudo-Homeric The Battle between the Frogs and the Mice: A Tiny Homeric Epic has just been published by Paul Dry Books.
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Timothy Steele

Timothy Steele is the author of several collections of verse, including Sapphics Against Anger and Other Poems and Toward the Winter Solstice. He has also published two books about literary history, Missing Measures and All the Fun’s in How You Say a Thing, and has edited The Poems of J.V. Cunningham.
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Wendy Videlock

Wendy Videlock is a writer and painter living on the western slope of the Colorado Rockies. Her work has appeared in The Best American Poetry, Hudson Review, Poetry, the New York Times, American Life in Poetry, and is upcoming in Here (Copper Canyon Press), an anthology with an introduction by the Dalai Lama. Her books—Nevertheless, Slingshots and Love Plums, and The Dark Gnu and Other Poems—are available from Able Muse Press, and her chapbook, What’s That Supposed to Mean, from EXOT Books.



Bruce Bennett

Bruce Bennett is the author of ten full-length collections of poetry and more than thirty poetry chapbooks. His most recent book is Just Another Day in Just Our Town: Poems New and Selected, 2000-2016 (Orchises Press, 2017). His most recent chapbook is A Man Rode Into Town (FootHills Publishing, 2018). He taught English, American Literature, and Creative Writing, and directed the Visiting Writers Series at Wells College from 1973 until his retirement in 2014. He and is now Emeritus Professor of English.



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