Ann Fisher-Wirth

Ann Fisher-Wirth

Ann Fisher-Wirth is the daughter of a career Army officer and an English teacher. Her fourth book of poems, Dream Cabinet, was published by Wings Press in 2012. Her other books...

Tammy Gomez

Tammy Gomez

Currently based in Texas, Tammy Gomez is a poet, multimedia performer, and playwright/director.  As award-winning poet (Best Poet of Austin, Austin Chronicle, 1997), she has performed throughout the U.S., and in...

Melissa Tuckey

Melissa Tuckey

Melissa Tuckey is a poet, writer, and editor with a background in environmental and social justice activism.  She has worked as a professional writer and community organizer in the military...

Metta Sama

Metta Sama

Metta Sáma is author of le animal & other creatures (Miel Books), After “Sleeping to Dream”/After After (Nous-Zot), Nocturne Trio(YesYes Books) & South of Here. Her poems, fiction, and creative nonfiction essays have been published in Heir...

Todd Davis

Todd Davis

Click on image for full bio… Todd Davis is the son of a veterinarian and United Methodist lay minister and the grandson of subsistence farmers.  His poetry offers portraits of...

Taylor Brorby

Click on image for full bio… Taylor Brorby is an essayist, poet, and environmentalist. He received his M.A. in Liberal Studies from Hamline University in 2013, and is currently pursuing...

Lauren Camp

Lauren Camp

Click on image for full bio… Lauren Camp works in the confluence of visual, musical and literary worlds. She is the author of two books of poetry, This Business of...

Linda Hogan

Linda Hogan (Chickasaw) is an internationally recognized public speaker and author of fiction, poetry and essays.  Her latest books are Rounding the Human Corners and People of the Whale.  She...

Regie Gibson

Regie Gibson is a poet, songwriter, author, workshop facilitator, and educator who has performed, taught, and lectured at schools, universities, theaters and various other venues on two continents and in...

Kerry Trask

Kerry Trask is professor emeritus of history with the University of Wisconsin Colleges. A native of Canada, he has particular interest in the early history and development of the Great...

Kathleen Jenks

Kathleen Jenks has a Ph.D. in Religious Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara. For nine years she taught in the Mythological Studies Program at Pacifica Graduate Institute in...

Mary Jo Neitz

Mary Jo Neitz, professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Missouri, recently served as President of the Association for the Sociology of Religion and has chaired the...

Liam Heneghan

Liam Heneghan, an ecosystem ecologist, is Professor of Environmental Science and co-director of DePaul University’s Institute for Nature and Culture. His research has included studies on the impact of acid...

Cristina Eisenberg

Cristina Eisenberg holds a BFA in Painting and an MA in Conservation Biology and Environmental Writing, and a PhD in Forestry and Wildlife. She has a post doctoral appointment at...

Arieahn Matamonasa

Arieahn Matamonasa, of Lakota and Menominee heritage, earned her PhD in clinical psychology from The FIelding Institute, with a focus on the prevention of violence. She is a member of...

Mary Swander

Mary Swander, Poet Laureate of the State of Iowa, is currently touring her production of Farmscape, a play that documents the changing rural environment, and an adult puppet performance piece...

Judith Roche

Judith Roche is the author of three collections of poetry, the most recent of which, Wisdom of the Body, won an American Book Award. She has edited a number of...

John T. Price

John T. Price

John T. Price is the award-winning author of the memoirs Man Killed by Pheasant and Other Kinships and Not Just Any Land: A Personal and Literary Journey into the American...

Brenda Peterson

Brenda Peterson is a novelist and nature writer, author of 16 books, including Duck and Cover, a New York Times “Notable Book of the Year.” Her memoir, I Want to...

Cait Johnson

Cait Johnson

Cait Johnson has written six works of spiritual non-fiction, including Celebrating the Great Mother and Tarot Games (co-authored with Maura D. Shaw); Cooking Like a Goddess; and Earth, Water, Fire,...

Deborah Wood Holton

Deborah Wood Holton, associate professor at the School for New Learning of DePaul University, has served as Writer-in-Residence for the District of Columbia and as dramaturg for such distinguished companies...

Allison Adele Hedge Coke

Allison Adele Hedge Coke holds the UNK Endowed Reynolds Chair of Poetry & Writing. Her books include: Dog Road Woman; Off-Season City Pipe; Rock, Ghost, Willow, Deer; and Blood Run....

Elizabeth Cunningham

Elizabeth Cunningham

Elizabeth Cunningham is best known as the author of The Maeve Chronicles, a series of award-winning novels featuring a feisty Celtic Magdalen. Earlier novels include The Wild Mother, The Return...

Richard Cambridge

Richard Cambridge

Richard Cambridge’s poetry and theater productions address controversial themes on the American political landscape. His poetry has appeared in The Paterson Literary Review, Nantucket Journal, Asheville Poetry Review and others....

Seamus Cashman

Seamus Cashman

Former International Fellow Seamus Cashman’s most recent poetry collection is That morning will come: new and selected poems. Previous collections are Carnival and Clowns and Acrobats. He co-edited Irish Poems...

John P. Briggs

John P. Briggs is the author of Trickster Tales, a collection of stories, of which Booklist said, “There is a breathless quality to Briggs’ fiction that is not so much...

Louise Halfe

International Fellow Louise Bernice Halfe, also known as Skydancer, was born in Two Hill, Alberta, raised on the Saddle Lake Indian Reserve and attended Blue Quills Residential School. Louise earned...

Kathleen Sweeney

Kathleen Sweeney’s work lies at the intersection of video, text, and social change. As a web content producer, she works with authors, artists and non-profit organizations to locate the unique...

Annie Finch

Annie Finch is the author of numerous books of poetry, translation, and poetics, including Calendars, Eve, Spells, Among the Goddesses: An Epic Libretto in Seven Dreams, and The Body of...

Patricia Spears Jones

Patricia Spears Jones

Patricia Spears Jones, poet and playwright, is author of three poetry collections, Painkiller, Femme du Monde and The Weather That Kills and editor of Think: Poems About Aretha Franklin’s Inauguration...

Tom Montgomery Fate

Tom Montgomery Fate is the author of five books of nonfiction, including Beyond the White Noise, a collection of essays; Steady and Trembling, a spiritual memoir; and Cabin Fever, a...

Debra Marquart

Debra Marquart is professor of English in the MFA Program in Creative Writing and Environment at Iowa State University and teaches in the Stonecoast Low-Residency MFA Program at the University...

Marcella Durand

Marcella Durand’s most recent books are Deep Eco Pré, a collaboration with Tina Darragh; Area; and Traffic & Weather, a site-specific book-length poem written during a residency at the Lower...

Roberta Hill

Roberta Hill, a poet of Wisconsin Oneida heritage, is the author of Star Quilt, a collection that integrates her ancestral culture with European-based approaches to verse. Hill credits the influence...

LaTasha Diggs

Writer, vocalist, and sound artist, LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs is the author of the chapbooks Ichi-Ban and Ni-Ban and Manuel is destroying my bathroom, and the album, Televisíon. Her work...