Ruth Williams is the author of Flatlands (2018) and Conveyance (2012). Her poetry has appeared in Michigan Quarterly Review, jubilat, Pleiades and Third Coast among others. Ruth holds an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Eastern Washington University and a Ph.D. in English Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Cincinnati. Currently, she is an assistant professor of English at William Jewell College and an editor for Bear Review.
Matt McBride's work has appeared in or is forthcoming from Another Chicago Review, Cream City Review, Columbia Poetry Review, FENCE, Forklift, Ohio, Map Literary, Ninth Letter, Packingtown Review, Smartish Pace, and Typo amongst others. His chapbook, The Space Between Stars, won the 2007 Wick Poetry Chapbook Prize from Kent State University Press. He is the recipient of a Devine Fellowship, a Writers in the Heartland Residency, and an Ohio Arts Council Grant. He holds an MFA in poetry from Bowling Green State University and a PhD in comparative literature from the University of Cincinnati. Currently, he is an instructor in the Department of English at Wilson College.
Marjorie Saiser has six books of poetry, most recently The Woman in the Moon from The Backwaters Press, 2018. Saiser's work has been published in I-70, Briar Cliff Review, Poetry East, Poet Lore, Rattle, American Life in Poetry, and Nimrod . In 2014, Saiser received the Willa Award from Women Writing the West.