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 has been published in Rattapallax, Black Renaissance Noir, Nocturnes, Ploughshares, Black Belt, P.M.S, Jubilat, Everything But the Burden, Muck Works,...

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 of other contemporary Native American writers as well as her musician father and well-read grandmother for instilling her work with...

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 Manhattan Cultural Council in downtown Manhattan. She was a 2009 fellow in Poetry from the New York Foundation for the...

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 of Southern Maine. Her books include two poetry collections, From Sweetness and Everything’s a Verb, and a short story collection,...

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 nature memoir. His essays have appeared in The Chicago Tribune, The Boston Globe, Orion, Iowa Review, Fourth Genre, and various...

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 Hat and Ordinary Women: Poetry by New York City Women. Anthologized in Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature...

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 Poetry, as well as a CD version of Calendars and many creative collaborations merging poetry with music, visual art, and...

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 DNA of their stories through web clips, book trailers, and documentaries. Her video art has exhibited internationally at South by...

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 her bachelor of Social Work from the University of Regina, and a certificate in Drugs and Alcohol Counselling from Nechi...

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 suspense as a sense of suspension, as though the moorings of reality had been cut.” He is also author or...

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 for Young People and commissioned the award winning children’s anthology, Something Beginning with P: new poems from Irish poets. Cashman,...

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. He was a member of the Boston Championship Slam Team in 1992, and won the Masters Slam at the National...

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 of the Goddess, and How to Spin Gold. She has also published two collections of poems. Her third collection, So...

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. She is of Oendat, Tsalagi, French Canadian, Portuguese, Irish, Scots, English, Metis and Creek descent and came of age cropping...

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 as the Great Lakes Shakespeare Festival and Pegasus Players. She has been involved in radio and recording projects through the...

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, and Air. She also writes poetry grounded in an appreciation of the sacredness in the everyday, feminist spirituality, and the...

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 Be Left Behind: Finding Rapture Here on Earth was included in The Christian Science Monitor’s “Top Ten Best Books 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 Grasslands. John has been recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. His nonfiction writing about nature,...

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 poetry anthologies and has worked in collaboration with visual artists on several public art projects which are installed in the...

Mary Swander

Mary Swander is the Poet Laureate of Iowa, the Artistic Director of Swander Woman Productions, and the Executive Director of AgArts, a non-profit designed to imagine and promote healthy food systems through the arts. Her latest books include a collection of essays called The Sunny Side from Route 3 Press., and The...

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 the interdisciplinary faculty at DePaul University in Chicago, where she teaches psychology, Native American studies, and cross-cultural communications. She also...

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 Oregon State University, where she teaches. She has also been appointed as a Smithsonian Research Fellow and a Boone and...

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 rain on soil foodwebs in Europe, and on inter-biome comparisons of decomposition and nutrient dynamics in forested ecosystems in North...

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 section on the Sociology of Religion within the American Sociological Association. She is the author of Charisma and Community; Culture:...

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 California. Now retired and relocated in her home state of Michigan, she works as a writer, a consultant in myth,...

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 Lakes. Trask is the author of three books: In the Pursuit of Shadows: Massachusetts, Millennialism, and the Seven Years War;...

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 seven countries. Most recently in Havana, Cuba. Regie and his work appear in the New Line Cinema film love jones,...

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 has won the Oklahoma book Award and the Mountains and Plains Book Award; she was a finalist for the Pulitzer...

Lauren Camp

Lauren Camp

Lauren Camp works in the confluence of visual, musical and literary worlds. She is the author of two books of poetry, This Business of Wisdom (2010) and The Dailiness (2013), winner of the National Federation of Press Women Poetry Prize.

Taylor Brorby

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 his MFA in Creative Writing and Environment at Iowa State University.

Todd Davis

Todd Davis

Todd Davis is the son of a veterinarian and United Methodist lay minister and the grandson of subsistence farmers.  His poetry offers portraits of the cycles of birth and death in the woods and streams of his homeground in Pennsylvania.

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) and South of Here.

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 toxics movement. Tuckey is co-founder of Split This Rock, a national literary organization dedicated to poetry of provocation and witness.

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 Mexico and Nepal.

Ann Fisher-Wirth

Ann Fisher-Wirth

Ann Fisher-Wirth, Professor in the English Department at University of Mississippi, is the daughter of a career Army officer and an English teacher. Her most recent book, Mississippi, is a beautiful collection of poetry and photography with the acclaimed photographer Maude Schuyler Clay.

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.

DJ Lee

DJ Lee holds a MFA in creative nonfiction and a PhD in 19th-century literature. She is Regents Professor of English at Washington State University, where she teaches creative writing and literature.