Marie Howe’s newest book of poems is Magdalene. She is also the author of the collections The Kingdom of Ordinary TimeWhat the Living Do and The Good Thief. She currently teaches at Sarah Lawrence College and NYU. In 2012, she was named State Poet of New York.






Kelle Groom's memoir, I Wore the Ocean in the Shape of a Girl  (Simon & Schuster), is a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers pick, New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice selection, a Library Journal Best Memoir, Barnes & Noble Best Book of the Month, Oprah O Magazine selection, and Oxford American Editor's Pick. Her four poetry collections are SpillFive KingdomsLuckily (Anhinga Press), and Underwater City (University Press of Florida). Her work has appeared in AGNIAmerican Poetry ReviewBest American PoetryThe New YorkerNew York TimesPloughshares, and Poetry, among others.

A National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellow in Prose, Groom's honors also include fellowships from Civitella Ranieri, Black Mountain Institute, University of Nevada-Las Vegas in partnership with the Library of Congress, Djerassi Resident Artists Program, James Merrill House, Millay Colony for the Arts, Atlantic Center for the Arts, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, American Antiquarian Society, and Ucross Foundation, as well as two Florida Book Awards. Groom was Distinguished Writer-in-Residence at Sierra Nevada College, Lake Tahoe, where she is now on the faculty of the low-residency MFA Program.