Tarfia Faizullah is the author of Seam and the recent Registers of Illuminated Villages. “In her fiercely original second collection, Tarfia Faizullah traverses the globe—northern Iraq; Flint, Mich.; West Texas; Bangladesh—and employs a range of formal experiments to illuminate acts of resistance in the face of injustice and violence” (Minneapolis Star Tribune). Faizullah is the winner of the VIDA, GLCA New Writers, Milton Kessler First Book, and Drake University Emerging Writer awards, among other honors.
Kathleen Peirce is the author of five books of poetry, including Vault, a finalist for the 2018 T. S. Eliot Four Quartets Prize. She is “unafraid to look at beauty and see the dark waters of time that this beauty survives, yes, but that ravages us, its makers” (Ilya Kaminsky). Her other honors include fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Whiting Foundation, as well as the William Carlos Williams Award. She teaches in the MFA program at Texas State University.
Mary Szybist is most recently the author of Incarnadine, winner of the 2013 National Book Award for Poetry. “Not since Adrienne Rich’s early work has a collection thought so deeply about the permeable barrier between the spirit and the body, and motherhood” (Jon Freeman). She is the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Rona Jaffe Foundation, and the Witter Bynner Foundation at the Library of Congress. She teaches at Lewis & Clark College.
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