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George Bilgere’s seventh collection of poetry is Blood Pages (2018). He has received the Midland Authors Prize, the May Swenson Poetry Award, a Pushcart Prize, a Witter Bynner Fellowship through the Library of Congress, a Fulbright Fellowship, and an NEA grant. His poems have appeared in Poetry, Kenyon Review, Best American Poetry, Ploughshares, and elsewhere. He has given readings at the Library of Congress, the 92nd Street Y in New York, the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington DC., and he’s been a guest on Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion. Bilgere teaches at John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio, where he lives with his wife and two fine little boys.
Catherine Browder’s most recent collection is Now We Can All Go Home: 3 Novellas in Homage to Chekhov (BkMk Press). Other story collections have been published by Milkweed Editions, Southern Methodist University Press, Helicon Nine Editions, Ploughshares Solos and Dzanc rEprints. Her work appears in the anthologies Kansas City Noir, New Stories from the Midwest 2016 and elsewhere. She’s received fiction fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and Missouri Arts Council. Most recently, stories have appeared in New Letters, Orca, River Styx, all part of a cycle dealing with the Great East Japan Disaster of 2011.
Saddiq Dzukogi is the author of Your Crib, My Qibla (University of Nebraska Press 2021). His chapbook Inside the Flower Room was selected by Kwame Dawes and Chris Abani for APBF New Generation African Poets Chapbook Series. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Cincinnati Review, Gulf Coast, Kenyon Review, Oxford Poetry, Poetry Society of America, Prairie Schooner, and other literary journals and magazines. He is a finalist of Brunel International African Poetry Prize and a recipient of fellowships and Grants from Nebraska Arts Council, Pen America, Obsidian Foundation and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he is a PhD student and serves as an Assistant Poetry Editor for Prairie Schooner.
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