Karen Brennan Ph.D. is the author of six books of varying genres including poetry collections Here on Earth (1989) and The Real Enough World (2006), both from Wesleyan University Press; AWP Award-winning short fiction Wild Desire (1990), U Mass Press; The Garden in Which I Walk (2005), Fiction Collective 2;  a memoir, Being with Rachel (2001) Norton; and forthcoming poems, little dark, Four Way Books.   Her fiction, poetry and nonfiction have appeared in anthologies from Norton, Penguin, Graywolf, Spuytin Duyvil, Michigan Press and Georgia, among others.  A National Endowment of the Arts recipient, she is Professor Emerita at the University of Utah, where she also served as  as fiction editor for Western Humanities Review.  She teaches at the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers. http://karenbrennan.org


Beth Alvarado is the author of two books, Anthropologies: A Family Memoir (University of Iowa Press, 2011) and Not a Matter of Love, a story collection, (New Rivers Press, 2006).   New stories have been published in or will soon appear in Western Humanities Review, The Southern Review, Drunken Boat’s Librotraficante Issue, and The Collagist. Recent essays have appeared in Third Coast, Nimrod, and Sonora Review. She teaches at the University of Arizona and is the fiction editor of Cutthroat: A Journal of the Arts. You can learn more about Beth at http://bethalvarado.com


Brian Blanchfield is the author of two full-length books of poetry—Not Even Then (University of California Press, 2004) and A Several World (forthcoming in early 2014, Nightboat Books)—as well as a chapbook, The History of Ideas, 1973-2012 (Spork Press, 2013) and a collection of nonfiction prose in progress: Onesheets. His recent poems and essays have appeared in The NationGuernicaThe Paris ReviewA Public SpaceThe Brooklyn RailBoston ReviewPoetry International, and other publications. A poetry editor of Fence magazine, he has taught poetry and literature in the graduate writing programs of the University of Montana and Otis College of Art and Design, and lives now in Tucson, where he teaches writing workshops at the University of Arizona, both in its Honors College and its Poetry Center. http://brianblanchfield.com

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