Lyn Lifshin ” Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico, 1941″
Lyn Lifshin has a few forthcoming books including All the Poets Who Have Touched Me, Living and Dead, All True: Especially the Lies, A Gil Goes Into the Woods from New York Quarterly Books and For the Roses: Poems for Joni Mitchell .
Eugene Gloria “Diane Arbus Prowls Our Street”
Eugene Gloria has written three books of poetry Drivers at the Short Time Motel (Penguin, 2000), Hoodlum Birds (Penguin, 2006) and his newest work My Favorite Warlord will be out in 2012.
Deborah DeNicola “Early Childhood”
Deborah DeNicola is the author of six books, most recently Original Human published (2010) by WordTech Communications, and her memoir The Future That Brought Her Here (2009).
Sandra Beasley “The Gemini Jings”
Sandra Beasley authored “I Was the Jukebox”, winner of the Barnard Women Poets Prize, and Theories of Falling, winner of the New Issues Poetry Prize. Her most recent book is Don’t Kill the Birthday Girl: Tales from an Allergic Life, a memoir and cultural history of food allergy.
Elinor Benedict , “Metamorphosis Among the Vegetables”
Elinor Benedict has had this poem included it in her second collection, Late News from the Wilderness (Main Street Rag, 2009). Her first collection won the May Swenson Poetry Award with All That Divides Us (Utah State University Press, 2000). A recent poem “Early Girl,” appeared in the online publication, The Michigan Poet, in June, 2011, from which she hopes will grow her next collection.
John Estes, “Annunciation”
John Estes directs the Creative Writing Program at Malone University in Canton, Ohio. His poems have appeared in Tin House, New Orleans Review, Southern Review, Iron Horse, AGNI and other journals. He is the author of Kingdom Come (C&R Press, 2011) and two chapbooks: Breakfast with Blake at the Laocoön (Finishing Line Press, 2007) and Swerve (Poetry Society of America, 2009), which won a National Chapbook Fellowship.
Carol Gilbertson, “Night Rising”
Carol Gilbertson’s chapbook, From a Distance, Dancing, was a finalist in Finishing Line Press’s Open Chapbook Competition and was published in November 2011. An Emerita Professor of English at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, she has held the Dennis Jones Distinguished Teaching Professorship in the Humanities and is the founding director of the Lutheran Festival of Writing.