POETRY, BLOG, & INTERVIEWS

An Interview with semi-finalist Matthew Nickel

An Interview with semi-finalist Matthew Nickel

Matthew Nickel, a Mid-Hudson Valley native, earned his PhD in English from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He is currently an Assistant Professor of English at Misericordia University in Northeast Pennsylvania. He has edited numerous anthologies of poetry, including

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An interview with semi-finalist Karrie Waarala

An interview with semi-finalist Karrie Waarala

Karrie Waarala's work has appeared in journals such as Iron Horse Literary Review, PANK, The Collagist, Southern Indiana Review, and Vinyl. She is a poetry editor for the museum of americana and holds an MFA from the Stonecoast Program at University of Southern Maine. Recipient of…

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An interview with semi-finalist Shanti Weiland

An interview with semi-finalist Shanti Weiland

Shanti Weiland is a poet by nature but sometimes enjoys a visit to the other team's dugout, where she dabbles in prose. She received her BA in English from the University of California, Davis and later moved to the desert, pursuing a Creative Writing MA at Northern Arizona University. She then traveled to the humid and friendly south, where

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