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Susan Laughter Meyers is the author of My Dear, Dear Stagger Grass, released in 2013 as winner of the inaugural Cider Press Review Editors Prize. Her collection Keep and Give Away (University of South Carolina Press) received the SC Poetry Book Prize, the SIBA Book Award for Poetry, and the Brockman-Campbell Book Award. Her work has also appeared in The Southern Review, Prairie Schooner, Crazyhorse, and other journals. Her honors include poetry fellowships from the SC Academy of Authors and The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA). A North Carolina native, she lives with her husband Blue in rural Givhans, SC.
Barbara G. S. Hagerty is a native of Charleston, South Carolina, whose poetry publications include two chapbooks –The Guest House and Motherfish — both from Finishing Line Press. Her first full-length book of poems, Twinzilla (a 2013 winner of the Hilary Tham Capital Collection competition) is forthcoming in early 2014. Awarded the 2010-2012 Fellowship in Poetry by the South Carolina Arts Commission, she is also the recipient of a fellowship from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. A member of the Long Table Poets, a biweekly workshop led by Richard Garcia, she is co-coordinator of the Piccolo Spoleto Sundown Poetry Series, which is held early each summer in Charleston. She also serves as a board member of the Poetry Society of South Carolina. She has also worked as a photographer, curator, and teacher of poetry and creative nonfiction, and has published several non-fiction books. She holds an MA in Creative Writing from The Johns Hopkins University Writing Seminars.
Deborah Miller began writing as a small child. Over the past thirty years, she has celebrated extraordinary friendships, the love of family, and life’s experiences through her individual poems. Remnants of Strawberry Blonde is her first collection of these portrayals. A graduate of Campbell University, and North Carolina State University, her career was spent in human services. She served as the Executive Director of Wake Enterprises, Inc., in Raleigh from 1981 -1995.