May 15, 2015
MARY SZYBIST is most recently the author of Incarnadine, winner of the 2013 National Book Award for Poetry. She is the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Rona Jaffe Foundation, the Witter Bynner Foundation in conjunction with the Library of Congress, and the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center. Her work has appeared in such publications as Best American Poetry, The Kenyon Review, Poetry, Ploughshares, and two Pushcart Prize anthologies. Her first book Granted won the 2004 GLCA New Writers Award and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Szybist earned degrees from the University of Virginia and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where she was a Teaching-Writing Fellow. A native of Williamsport, Pennsylvania, she now lives in Portland, Oregon where she teaches at Lewis & Clark College.
MICHELE GLAZER’s most recent book is On Tact, & the Made Up World (Iowa 2010). She is also the author of It Is Hard to Look at What We Came to Think We’d Come to See, which received the 1996 AWP Award in poetry and was published in 1997 by the University of Pittsburgh Press. She has published widely in periodicals including Volt, Harvard Review, Field, Ploughshares, Poetry Northwest, Colorado Review and College English. As co-organizer and participant in Word&Hand, a process-oriented collaboration between 6 writers and 6 visual artists that exhibited at Portland State University in 2000 and 2001, she edited the limited edition Word&Hand and Word&Hand2, as well as Writers Collective, an anthology of Oregon poets. She earned her MFA from the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Glazer has taught at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Portland State University and the Mountain Writers Center. In addition to fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Oregon’s Literary Arts, Inc., and the Oregon Institute of Literary Arts, Glazer received in 2001 the Regional Arts and Culture Council’s (RACC) first Individual Artist Fellowship in Literature.