Petra Kuppers

Petra Kuppers lived for 24 years in Germany before careening over to the US via a decade in Wales, and a year each in Aotearoa/New Zealand and Australia. She is a disability culture activist, a community performance artist, and a Professor at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Claudia Savage

Arab American poet, essayist, and performer Claudia F. Savage, M.A., is the author of Bruising Continents (Spuyten Duyvil, 2017), “a love story that reveals eros properly seen is a force as monumental as continental drift,” as well as the chapbooks The Last One Eaten: A Maligned Vegetable’s History (Finishing Line Press,...

Jacqueline Johnson

Jacqueline Johnson is a multi-disciplined artist creating in both writing and fiber arts. She is the author of two books of poetry: A Gathering of Mother Tongues (White Pine Press, 1998), winner of the Third Annual White Pine Press Poetry Award and A Woman’s Season, (Main Street Rag, 2015).  

Alexis Lathem

Alexis Lathem is an environmental journalist and author of the poetry collection, Alphabet of Bones (Wind Ridge Books, 2015), and two chapbooks. She has received the Chelsea Award for Poetry, a Vermont Arts Council grant, and a Bread Loaf scholarship.

Pam Uschuk

Political activist and wilderness advocate, Pam Uschuk has howled out six books of poems, including Crazy Love (Wings Press 2009), winner of a American Book Award; Finding Peaches in the Desert (Tucson/Pima Literature Award); and her most recent, Blood Flower (Wings Press, 2015), which was one on Book List’s Notable Books.

Austin Smith

Austin Smith was born on a family dairy farm in northwestern Illinois. His poems have appeared in The New Yorker, Poetry Magazine, Yale Review, New England Review, Ploughshares, 32 Poems, and many other publications.

Amanda Reavey

Amanda Ngoho Reavey is a Philippine-born, Wisconsin-raised poet interested in how we can transform story and myth to reconnect ourselves to the earth. Her debut book, Marilyn (The Operating System, 2015), won the 2017 Best Book Award in Poetry from the Association for Asian American Studies.