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.

Allison Adele Hedge Coke

Allison Adele Hedge Coke

Allison Adele Hedge Coke, the Distinguished Professor University of California Riverside (2016–), was most recently awarded the AWP George Garrett Award and inducted into the Texas Institute of Letters. She recently served as the 2020 Dan & Maggie Inouye Chair in Democratic Ideals, University of Hawai’i Mānoa, and as Fulbright...

Amanda Reavey

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.

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.

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...

Austin Smith

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.

Brenda Peterson

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...

Cait Johnson

Cait Johnson

Cait Johnson is the author of six works of spiritual non-fiction, as well as The Road to Minsk, a picture book for adults. Her latest book, due from Inner Traditions in 2022, is Witch Wisdom for Magical Aging: Finding Your Power through the Changing Seasons. Cait has written, directed, and...

Claudia Savage

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,...

Deborah Wood Holton

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...

Debra Marquart

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,...

Elizabeth Cunningham

Elizabeth Cunningham

Elizabeth Cunningham is the author of four collections of poems and nine novels, including The Maeve Chronicles, an award-winning series featuring a feisty Celtic Magdalen. She describes her most recent novel, All the Perils of This Night, as a numinous thriller. In addition to novels and poems, she has published...

Jacqueline Johnson

Jacqueline Johnson

Jacqueline Johnson, is a multi-disciplined artist creating in both poetry, fiction writing and fiber arts. She is the author of A Woman’s Season, on Main Street Rag Press and A Gathering of Mother Tongues, published by White Pine Press and is the winner of the Third Annual White Pine Press...

John P. Briggs

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...

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. He recently published his newest book All Is Leaf: Essays and Transformations in 2022. John has been recipient of...

Judith Roche

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...

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...

LaTasha Diggs

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,...

Lauren Camp

Lauren Camp

Lauren Camp is the Poet Laureate of New Mexico and author of five books, most recently Took House (Tupelo Press). Her poems have appeared in Kenyon Review, Prairie Schooner, Ecotone, World Literature Today, and other journals. Honors include the Dorset Prize, a fellowship from the Taft-Nicholson Center, and finalist citations for the Arab American Book Award, the Housatonic Book Award and the New Mexico-Arizona...

Linda Hogan

Linda Hogan

Linda Hogan is a Chickasaw author with numerous books and awards and honors to match. Linda Hogan has had awards and fellowships. from The Lannan Foundation, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the NEA, and was one of three finalists for a Pulitzer when John Updike received it. It was her first novel;...

Louise Halfe

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...

Marcella Durand

Marcella Durand

Marcella Durand is the author of To husband is to tender, Black Square Editions, 2021; The Prospect, Delete Press, 2020;Area, Belladonna* Books, 2008; and Traffic & Weather, Futurepoem, 2008. She is the 2021 recipient of the C.D. Wright Award in Poetry from the Foundation of Contemporary Art. Earth's Horizons, her...

Mary Swander

Mary Swander is the Artistic Director of Swander Woman Productions, a theatre troupe that performs dramas about food, farming, and the wider rural environment. She is also the Executive Director of AgArts, a nonprofit designed to imagine and promote healthy food systems through the arts. Her latest book is a collection of essays...

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.

Metta Sama

Metta Sama

Metta Sáma is author of 2 full-length poetry collections, most recently, Swing at your own risk (Kelsey St Press) and 4 chapbooks. Her poems, fiction, and creative nonfiction essays have been published in Heir Apparent, Valley Voices, Puerto del Sol’s Black Voices Series, Literary Hub, Kweli, bluestem, Apogee, All About Skin (edited by Jina Ortiz & Rochelle Spencer), Please Excuse This Poem:...

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.

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...

Petra Kuppers

Petra Kuppers

Petra Kuppers is a community performance artist, a disability culture activist, and a writer. She is the author of the queer/crip speculative story collection Ice Bar (Spuyten Duyvil, 2018). Her ecosomatic poetry collection Gut Botany appeared in March 2020 with the Made in Michigan series (Wayne State University Press). Other poetry collections include PearlStitch...

Regie Gibson

Regie Gibson

Literary Performer, Regie Gibson, has lectured & performed in the U.S., Cuba & Europe. In Italy, representing the U.S., Regie competed for & received both the Absolute Poetry Award (Monfalcone) & the Europa en Versi Award (LaGuardia di Como). Himself & his work appear in “love jones”: a feature-film based...

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...

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...

Seamus Cashman

Seamus Cashman

Seamus Cashman taught in Tanzania in the 1960s, was an editor with Irish University Press, and in 1974 founded Wolfhound Press to publish literary fiction and studies, poetry anthologies, general trade & illustrated cultural works, and a high quality children’s list.  Wolfhound had published over 200 mainly Irish writers with...

Tammy Melody 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.

Taylor Brorby

Taylor Brorby

Taylor Brorby is the author of Boys and Oil: Growing up gay in a fractured land, Crude: Poems, Coming Alive: Action and Civil Disobedience, and co-editor of Fracture: Essays, Poems, and Stories on Fracking in America. His work has been supported by grants and fellowships from the National Book Critics Circle, the MacDowell Colony,...

Todd Davis

Todd Davis is the author of seven books of poetry, most recently Coffin Honey and Native Species, both published by Michigan State University Press. His writing has won the Midwest Book Award and the Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Prize, among other awards. His poems appear in American Poetry Review, Alaska Quarterly...

Tom Montgomery Fate

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...