Melissa Studdard

MELISSA STUDDARD’s most recent book is the poetry collection Dear Selection Committee. Her awards include The Penn Review Poetry Prize, the Poetry Society of America’s Lucille Medwick Award, and the Tom Howard Award. Her work has been featured by PBS, NPR, The New York Times, Ms. Magazine, The Guardian, the Best American Poetry blog, and […]

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Allen Shadow

ALLEN SHADOW’s poetry has been published widely in the small press, including two chapbooks. Billy Collins has called his work “Engaging,” while Library Journal has cited it for “startling imagery.” He has been a finalist in one of Poetry International’s Tiny Chapbook competitions, a finalist for the 2022 Omnidawn Poetry Broadside Prize, and a quarterfinalist

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Steve Scafidi

STEVE SCAFIDI is the author of Sparks from a Nine-Pound Hammer (Louisiana State University Press, 2001), For Love of Common Words (LSU 2006), The Cabinetmaker’s Window (LSU 2014), To the Bramble and the Briar (University of Arkansas Press, 2014) and a chapbook Songs for the Carry-On (Q Avenue Press, 2013). He has won the Larry Levis Reading Prize, the James Boatwright Prize and

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Liane Strauss

              LIANE STRAUSS is the author of Leaving Eden, Frankie, Alfredo, and All the Ways You Still Remind Me of the Moon. Recent work appears or is forthcoming in New Letters and The Colorado Review. She has taught at various institutions in the US as well as the UK

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SEIF-ELDEINE is a Syrian-American poet with a degree in Middle Eastern Studies from Tufts University and an MFA in poetry from Lesley University. He has received the Emerging Poets Fellowship from the Writer’s Colony at Dairy Hollow and was a finalist for the Fine Arts Work Center Fellowship. His work has been published in the

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Ostap Slyvynsky

OSTAP SLYVYNSKY was born in Lviv in 1978. He is a poet, translator, essayist, and literary critic. He authored four books of poetry. Hewas awarded the Antonych Literary Prize (1997), the Hubert Burda Prize for young poets from Eastern Europe (2009), and the Kovaliv Fund Prize (2013). Slyvynsky coordinated the International Literary Festi­val at the

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Vasyl Stus

        VASYL STUS (1938–1985) was a poet, translator, and literary critic, widely regarded as one of the foremost authors in the Ukrainian language. He is renowned for his acutely tragic philosophical poems, complex imagery, and frequent use of rare words and self-invented neologisms. Although very few of his literary works dealt with

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Chad Sweeney

CHAD SWEENEY has published six books of poetry, including Little Million Doors (Nightboat Books Prize, nominated for the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award) and Parable of Hide and Seek (Alice James Books)—as well as two books of translation, the Selected Poems of Iranian Dissident H.E. Sayeh and Pablo Neruda’s final book The Call to

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