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Mark Smith-Soto is Professor of Spanish and editor of International Poetry Review at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He has published three prize-winning chapbooks and two full-length poetry collections to date, Our Lives Are Rivers, and Any Second. His poetry, which was recognized with an NEA creative writing fellowship in 2005 and has been nominated three times for a Pushcart Prize, has appeared in Antioch Review, Kenyon Review, Literary Review, Nimrod, The Sun and many other publications. In 2010, Unicorn Press brought out his work of translation Fever Season, the selected poetry of Costa Rican writer Ana Istarú. His most recent works are Berkeley Prelude: A Lyrical Memoir and the chapbook Splices.
Jo Barbara Taylor lives in Raleigh, North Carolina. Her poems have appeared in Bay Leaves, Ibbetson Street, included in The Sound of Poets Cooking, Exit 109, You Gotta Love ‘Em and Words anthologies, in Bee Culture, on New Verse News and in Broad River Review. She serves as chair of the Brockman-Campbell book award for the North Carolina Poetry Society. Her chapbook, One Or Two Feathers, was released in 2010; Jake and Jill, the story of a marriage, and in fall 2011, Cameo Roles. High Ground is forthcoming from Main Street Rag in 2013.
Dr. Lynn Veach Sadler is widely published in academic and creative writing and a former college president. She has eight poetry chapbooks and four full-length collections and over 100 short stories published. She has published a novel, novella, and short story collection; has several novels forthcoming; and has written 40 plays. The full-length Brother, Can You Spare a War? won the 2012 Shelia Motton Book Award from the New England Poetry Club, founded in 1915 by Amy Lowell, Robert Frost, and Conrad Aiken. It sponsors the oldest poetry reading series in the country.