WILLIAM WRIGHT is author or editor of over twenty nationally published books, with several forthcoming. Most recently, Wright published Grass Chapels: New & Selected Poems with Mercer University Press in 2021. Wright has been named the Georgia Author of the Year, the Georgia Editor of the Year, and won the Terrain.org Grand Prize. Wright was named Writer-in-Residence at the University of Tennessee in 2016 and Visiting Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing at Emory University and Oxford College of Emory from 2017-2020. Currently, he’s working on a novel, a collection of essays, and a volume of poetry.
J. BRUCE FULLER is the author of How to Drown a Boy
(LSU Press, 2024). His chapbooks include The Dissenter’s Ground
, and Flood,
and his poems have appeared at The Southern Review, McNeese Review, Birmingham Poetry Review
, and Best New Poets 2022
, among others. He has received scholarships from Bread Loaf, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and Stanford University, where he was a Wallace Stegner Fellow. He teaches at Sam Houston State University where he is Director of TRP: The University Press of SHSU.
TAYLOR BYAS (she/her) is a Black Chicago native currently living in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she is an Associate Editor for Cincinnati Review
and an Assistant Features Editor for The Rumpus
. She is the 1st place winner of the 2020 Poetry Super Highway, the 2020 Frontier Poetry Award for New Poets Contests, and the 2021 Adrienne Rich Poetry Prize. She is the author of the chapbooks Bloodwarm
and her debut full-length I Done Clicked My Heels Three Times
will be out with Soft Skull Press in August 2023. She is represented by Rena Rossner of the Deborah Harris Agency.
ADAM VINES is a professor of English and Director of Creative Writing at University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he edits Birmingham Poetry Review.
He is the author of five collections of poetry, the latest, Lures
(LSU Press, 2022) He has published poems in The Southern Review, Kenyon Review,
among other journals.