Michael Earl Craig, Matthew Rohrer, & Delia Pless

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Michael Earl Craig is the author of Talkativeness (Wave Books, 2014), Thin Kimono (Wave Books, 2010), Yes, Master (Fence Books, 2006), Can You Relax in My House, (Fence Books, 2002), and the chapbook Jombang Jet (Factory Hollow Press, 2012). He lives in the Shields Valley, near Livingston, Montana. 

Matthew Rohrer is the author of Surrounded by Friends (forthcoming from Wave Books, spring 2015), Destroyer and Preserver (Wave Books, 2011), A Plate of Chicken (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2009), Rise Up (Wave Books, 2007) and A Green Light (Verse Press, 2004), which was shortlisted for the 2005 Griffin Poetry Prize. He is also the author of Satellite (Verse Press, 2001), and co-author, with Joshua Beckman, of Nice Hat. Thanks. (Verse Press, 2002), and the audio CD Adventures While Preaching the Gospel of Beauty. He has appeared on NPR’s All Things Considered and The Next Big Thing. His first book, A Hummock in the Malookas was selected for the National Poetry Series by Mary Oliver in 1994. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, and teaches at NYU.

Delia Pless’ poems have appeared in Western Beefs of North AmericaPlain WrapPotluckRoute Nine, and Prelude, a print poetry magazine associated with N+1.With Daniel Moysaenko, she co-hosts the jubilat/Jones reading series. She is a second-year poet in the UMass MFA program for Poets & Writers and lives in Northampton.