Jill Bialosky's most recent memoir, Poetry Will Save Your Life, was published in 2017. She is the author of four collections of poetry, The Players, Intruder, Subterranean, and The End of Desire; three critically acclaimed novels, The Prize, House Under Snow, and The Life Room; and the New York Times bestselling memoir History of a Suicide: My Sister’s Unfinished Life. She is co-editor, with Helen Schulman, of the anthology, Wanting A Child. Here poems and essays appear in The New Yorker, O Magazine, Paris Review, The Nation, The New Republic, Kenyon Review, and American Poetry Review, among other publications. 




Major Jackson is author of four collections of poetry, most recently Roll Deep. His poems, essays, and reviews have appeared widely in such publications as The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Ploughshares, and The New York Times. He is the Richard A. Dennis Professor of English at the University of Vermont and the recipient of honors from The Guggenheim Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Whiting Writers Award, and The Pushcart Prize. He serves as poetry editor of the Harvard Review.





Matthew Olzmann is the author of two collections of poems, Mezzanines (selected for the Kundiman Prize) and Contradictions in the Design, both from Alice James Books. A recipient of fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and the MacDowell Colony, his writing has appeared in Best American Poetry, Kenyon Review, New England Review, Brevity and elsewhere. He teaches at Dartmouth College and in the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College.