Anna Maria Hong is the author of the novella H & G (Sidebrow Books), winner of the A Room of Her Own Foundation’s Clarissa Dalloway Prize, and Age of Glass, winner of Cleveland State University Poetry Center’s First Book Poetry Competition and the Poetry Society of America’s 2019 Norma Farber First Book Award. Her second poetry collection, Fablesque, won Tupelo Press’s Berkshire Prize and is forthcoming in June 2020. A former Bunting Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, she has published work in The Nation, The Iowa Review, Ecotone, Poetry, jubilat, Fence, Southwest Review, Jacket2, Poetry Daily, The Best American Poetry, and many other publications.
Karen Skolfield’s book Battle Dress won the Barnard Women Poets Prize and will be published in August. Her book Frost in the Low Areas won the 2014 PEN New England Award in poetry and the First Book Award from Zone 3 Press, and is a Massachusetts “Must Read” selection. She is the poet laureate for Northampton, Massachusetts, for 2019-2021. Skolfield is the winner of the 2016 Jeffrey E. Smith Editors’ Prize in poetry from The Missouri Review, the 2015 Robert H. Winner award from the Poetry Society of America, and the 2015 Arts & Humanities Award from New England Public Radio. She has received fellowships and awards from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, Split This Rock, Ucross Foundation, Hedgebrook, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the Vermont Studio Center. Skolfield is a U.S. Army veteran and teaches writing to engineers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she earned her Master of Fine Arts.
Dzvinia Orlowsky is a Pushcart prize poet, translator, and a founding editor of Four Way Books. She is the author of six poetry collections, including A Handful of Bees (reprinted in 2009 as part of the Carnegie Mellon University Classic Contemporary Series) and her most recent, Bad Harvest, a 2019 Massachusetts Book Awards “must read” in Poetry. Dzvinia teaches at the Solstice Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing of Pine Manor College, Providence College, and is founding director of “Night Riffs: A Solstice Magazine Reading and Music Series.” In 2016 she was awarded an NEA fellowship for her work in translation.
Peter Johnson‘s new book of prose poems is Old Man Howling at the Moon, along with a forthcoming anthology he’s editing called A Cast-Iron Airplane That Can Actually Fly: Commentaries from 80 Contemporary American Poets on Their Prose Poetry. His second book of prose poems, Miracles & Mortifications, received the James Laughlin Award, and his prose poetry has been supported by creative writing fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Rhode Island Council on the Arts, along with a “Best Book of 2012” citation by Kirkus Reviews.