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Jan 14

Heather A. Slomski

Heather A. Slomski received her M.F.A. from Western Michigan University, after which she held the Axton Fellowship in Fiction at the University of Louisville.  Her story collection, The Lovers Set Down Their Spoons, is the 2014 Iowa Short Fiction Award winner and is forthcoming from the University of Iowa Press in the fall.


09
Jan 14

Michael Cohen

Michael Cohen has been writing and publishing (Kenyon Review, The Humanist, Harvard Review) personal essays since his retirement from teaching. He lives with his wife Katharine on the Blood River in Kentucky and in the Tucson Mountains.


09
Jan 14

Jeff Muse

Jeff Muse writes and teaches along the Mississippi River in southwestern Wisconsin. Trained in science and environmental education, he recently received an MFA from Ashland University, focusing on creative nonfiction. His writing has appeared in The Common, Flycatcher, High Country News, and Poecology, among other publications, and he’s a staff writer for Hothouse Magazine, published by Newfound Journal. Jeff is working on a collection of personal essays exploring manhood, wild places, and his own inner landscape—the high points and the low. Learn more at www.jeffdarrenmuse.com.


09
Jan 14

Jim Dameron

Jim Dameron splits his time between Portland and Lostine, Oregon. In addition to Ascent, his work has appeared in The Missouri Review, Mid-American Review, Northwest Review, Post Road, and other literary magazines. Three of his essays have been selected as notable by the editors of Best American Essays (2000, 2005, 2013).


09
Jan 14

Katharine Coles

Katharine Coles’ fifth and sixth poetry collections, Ice Blind and Flight, are forthcoming from Red Hen Press.   Recent poems have appeared in The Gettysburg Review, CrazyhorseImage, and Best Spiritual Writing 2011, among other journals and anthologies.  She teaches at the University of Utah, where she co-directs the Utah Symposium in Science and Literature.  In 2010, she traveled to Antarctica on a grant from the National Science Foundation’s Antarctic Artists and Writers Program.   In 2009-10, she served as the Inaugural Director of the Poetry Foundation’s Harriet Monroe Poetry Institute.  She was a Guggenheim Foundation Fellow for 2012-13.


09
Jan 14

Nance Van Winckel

Nance Van Winckel’s sixth book of poems, Pacific Walkers, is just out from U. of Washington Press.


12
Nov 13

Jessica Treadway

Jessica Treadway has published two story collections (Please Come Back To Me, University of Georgia Press, winner of the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction, 2010) and Absent Without Leave (Delphinium Books/Simon & Schuster, 1992), and a novel, And Give You Peace (Graywolf Press, 2001).  Her novel, Lacy Eye, will be published by Grand Central Publishing/Hachette Book Group in 2014. Individual stories have appeared in The Atlantic, Ploughshares, Glimmer Train, Five Points, The Hudson Review, AGNI, and The Bellevue Literary Review, among other journals, and have been cited multiple times among notable stories in The Best American Short Stories.


12
Nov 13

B.J. Best

B.J. Best is the author of three books of poetry: But Our Princess Is in Another Castle (Rose Metal Press, 2013), Birds of Wisconsin (New Rivers Press, 2010), and State Sonnets (sunnyoutside, 2009). I got off the train at Ash Lake, a verse novella, is forthcoming from sunnyoutside in 2014. He lives in Wisconsin.


12
Nov 13

Dore Kiesselbach

Dore Kiesselbach studied poetry at Oberlin and Iowa then practiced housing law in New York City for several years before returning to writing post 9/11.  His work appears in magazines such as AgniField, Poetry and Stand. His first collection, Salt Pier (Pittsburgh, 2012), won the Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize and contains work for which he received Britain’s Bridport Prize.  He lives in Minneapolis.


08
Oct 13

Heather Corrigan

Originally from Connecticut, Heather Corrigan currently works in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Her essays have been published in North American Review, Connecticut Review, Oyez Review, and most recently, Lowestoft Chronicle.