Dore Kiesselbach's second collection Albatross (Pittsburgh, 2017) considers the events of September 11th as a physicist might study high-energy particles in a supercollider. Kiesselbach, a close eyewitness, deconstructs the cultural hyperbole of that extraordinary day in a series of intimate portraits that dovetail elsewhere with a wider examination of violence in everyday American lives. His first collection, Salt Pier (Pittsburgh, 2017), won the Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize and the Robert Winner Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America. Other honors include a Minnesota State Arts Board grant and Britain's Bridport Prize in poetry.
Betsy Brown‘s is the author of Year of Morphines a National Poetry Series winner. Her poems have appeared in Antioch Review, Conduit, Prairie Schooner, and many other journals. She lives in Minneapolis.
Anna George Meek has published in dozens of national journals such as Poetry, The Kenyon Review, and The Yale Review. She is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, and two Minnesota State Arts Board grants. Meek lives with her husband and daughter where she sings professionally and is a professor of English in the Twin Cities.
Paige Riehl is the author of Blood Ties, a poetry chapbook published by Finishing Line Press (2014), and her full-length manuscript titled Wait was a 2017 Lindquist and Vennum Poetry Prize finalist. Her poetry has appeared in publications such as Crab Orchard Review, Water-Stone Review, Portland Review, Meridian, South Dakota Review, and more. She is the Poetry Editor for Midway Journal, and an English faculty member at Anoka-Ramsey Community College.