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Charlotte Thompson Conceptual photographer and owner of Digital Art Transparency Overlays. Besides de- signing book covers, her works are in individual collections both in the United States and abroad, including Denmark, Sweden, Australia, and Korea. She has shown her photography at Photo Contemporary, OPF Gallery One, Raleigh Studios, and in Hollywood exhibitions.
Joyce Peseroff Her fifth book of poems, Know Thyself, was named a “must-read” by the 2016 Massachusetts Book Awards. She is the author of The Hardness Scale, A Dog in the Lifeboat, Mortal Education, and Eastern Mountain Time. She edited Robert Bly: When Sleepers Awake, The Ploughshares Poetry Reader, and Simply Last- ing: Writers on Jane Kenyon. She has received fellowships from the University of Michigan, the NEA, and the Massachusetts Artists Foundation, and won a Pushcart Prize. She has been Managing Editor, Associate Poetry Editor, and Contributing Editor for Ploughshares, and ran the Phone-a-Poem project from a closet at Emerson College for several years while she was associated with the journal. She was Distinguished Lecturer at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, where she directed the MFA Program for its first four years, and currently blogs on writing and literature at
John Skoyles Published six books of poems, most recently, Inside Job and Suddenly It’s Evening: Selected Poems. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Poetry, The American Poetry Review, and The Atlantic, among others. He is also the author of two books of nonfiction: Generous Strangers, a collection of per- sonal essays, and a memoir, Secret Frequencies: A New York Education. His awards include two grants from the National Endowment for the Arts as well as fellowships from the New York and North Carolina Arts Councils. He has taught at Southern Methodist University, Sarah Lawrence College, and Warren Wilson College, where he directed the MFA program. He is currently professor in the Writing, Literature and Publishing Department of Emerson College, and the poetry editor of Ploughshares. He is also a member of the Writing Committee of the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. His autobiographical novel, A Moveable Famine: A Life in Poetry, was published in 2014. Quale Press will publish The Nut File, a fiction/nonfiction hybrid, in 2017.
Richard Gilbert Author of Shepherd: A Memoir, about the decade he and his family operated a sheep farm in the remote hill country of Appalachian Ohio. Formerly marketing manager of Ohio University Press/Swal- low Press, where he also helped acquire books; in prior years he worked as a newspaper reporter in Georgia, Florida, and Indiana. He teaches writing at Otterbein University.
Jo Ely Graduate of Oxford University with a degree in English; author of Festivals and Art for Everyone pub- lished by Collins and Longman; reviewer for The Empathy Library founded by writer and cultural historian Roman Krznaric, and curated by poet Sophia Blackwell; shortlisted for the Fish International Short Story competition. Her first novel, Stone Seeds, was published by Urbane Publications.
Amy Yelin Her work has appeared in The Boston Globe, Globe Magazine, the Gettysburg Review, Literary Mama, Sweet: A Literary Confection, and elsewhere. Her essay “The Memoirist” (LunchTicket) received a Pushcart nomination, and “Torn” (The Baltimore Review) was recognized as a notable essay of 2006. Yelin’s work also appears in the anthologies Mamas and Papas and Tarnished: True Tales of Innocence Lost. In 2008, she won the Skirt magazine and WEKU (an NPR station) “This We Believe” contest and recorded her piece “On Magic” for a radio special. Recently she was awarded a Sustainable Arts Foundation Fellowship from The Vermont Studio Center, and has received scholarships from the Norman Mailer Writer’s Colony and the Prague Summer Writing Program. She completed her MFA in creative writing at Lesley University in 2005. Yelin is the former managing editor of Solstice Literary Magazine and a founding member of the Arlington Author Salon, a reading series in Arlington, Mass.

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