David Rivard’s most recent book, Standoff, received the 2017 PEN New England Award in Poetry and was listed by The New Yorker in its “Books We Loved in 2016” roundup. His five other books include Otherwise Elsewhere, Sugartown, and Wise Poison, winner of the James Laughlin Prize from the Academy of American Poets. Among numerous honors, he is the recipient of awards from the Guggenheim Foundation, Civitella Ranieri, and the NEA. He teaches at the University of New Hampshire.




Martha Rhodes is the author of five poetry collections, most recently The Thin Wall (2017 University of Pittsburgh Press). She teaches at the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College and at Sarah Lawrence College. She is the director of Four Way Books in NYC.





Cyrus Cassells' poetry has been widely praised; he has received numerous accolades including a Pushcart Prize, a Lambda Literary Award, the National Poetry Series Prize, and the William Carlos Williams Award, as well as fellowships from the Lannan Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. He teaches poetry at the Texas State University for the MFA in writing program and lives in Austin.




Andrew Mockler is an artist and master printer. At Jungle Press Editions, he has worked with celebrated artists for over 20 years. His collaborations can be found in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, The Whitney Museum, NY, The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the Baltimore Museum of Art, among others. His own art has been exhibited in New York, Los Angeles, Cologne, Germany, The Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Mass., and The Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca, NY.