Joan Aleshire is the author of five books of poems, most recently, Happily (Four Way Books, 2012). She has taught in the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College since 1983 and currently lives in Shrewsbury, Vermont.
Patrick Ryan Frank is the author of the poetry collection How the Losers Love What’s Lost, which won the Four Way Books Intro Prize in Poetry. He is the recipient of grants and fellowships from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts. He currently lives in Austin, Texas, where he is the managing editor of the Bat City Review.
Stephen Motika is the author of the collection Western Practice (Alice James Books), the poetry chapbook, Arrival and at Mono (2007), and is the editor of Tiresias: The Collected Poems of Leland Hickman (2009). A 2010-2011 Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace Resident, he is the program director at Poets House and the publisher of Nightboat Books.
Jonathan Wells is the author of Train Dance (Four Way Books). His poems have appeared in The New Yorker, Poetry International, Hayden’s Ferry Review and other publications. He edited Third Rail: The Poetry of Rock and Roll (MTV Books), which was published in 2007. He lives and works in New York City.