Kaveh Akbar

Kaveh Akbar is the author of two poetry collections, Pilgrim Bell and Calling a Wolf a Wolf; a chapbook, Portrait of the Alcoholic; and the recently published novel Martyr!. He is also the editor of The Penguin Book of Spiritual Verse: 100 Poets on the Divine. The recipient of honors including multiple Pushcart Prizes, a … Continued

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Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah

Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah is the author of the bestselling short story collection Friday Black and the novel Chain-Gang All-Stars. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in numerous publications, including Guernica, Compose: A Journal of Simply Good Writing, Printer’s Row, Gravel, and the Breakwater Review, where he was selected by ZZ Packer as the winner … Continued

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H. Jerriod Avant

H. Jerriod Avant was born and raised in Longtown, Mississippi. A graduate of Jackson State University, Jerriod has earned MFA degrees from Spalding University and New York University. He has received scholarships from the Breadloaf Writer’s Conference and Naropa University’s Summer Writing Program. A former resident at the James Castle House and Vermont Studio Center, … Continued

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Bark

Tim and Susan Lee (Bark) verb \ bärk \ 1 a: to make the characteristic short loud cry of a dog    b: to make a noise resembling a bark    c: the alt-duo of husband/wife Tim Lee (Bass VI, Vox) and Susan Bauer Lee (Drums, Vox) During the eighties, Tim was part of the DIY indie-rock … Continued

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Amber Nichols-Buckley

Amber Nichols-Buckley is a lecturer in the Department of Writing & Rhetoric at the University of Mississippi. Her background in classroom teaching inspires her work as co-chair of the Transitioning to College Writing Symposium. She also enjoys serving as a non-fiction judge for the Willie Morris Awards for Southern Writing.

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