Carolina Ebeid's work appears widely in journals such as The Kenyon Review, Crazyhorse,jubilat, Colorado Review, Gulf Coast, Poetry, and others. She holds an MFA from the Michener Center for Writers, and has won awards and fellowships from the Stadler Center for Poetry, CantoMundo, The Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, and the Academy of American Poets. She was awarded an NEA Creative Writing Fellowship in Poetry for 2015. She is a PhD candidate in the University of Denver's creative writing program, where she serves as Associate Editor of the Denver Quarterly. Her first book, You Ask Me To Talk About The Interior, was published by Noemi Press in 2016 as part of their Akrilica series. Poets & Writers Magazine selected You Ask Me To Talk About The Interior as one of the ten best debut collections in 2016. She is currently at work on a book project entitled Hide.
Arthur Sze is a second-generation Chinese American. Educated at the University of California, Berkeley, Sze is the author of nine books of poetry, including Compass Rose;The Ginkgo Light; Quipu; The Redshifting Web: Poems 1970-1998; and Archipelago. His other collections include River River; Dazzled ;Two Ravens; nand The Willow Wind. His honors include an American Book Award, a Lannan Literary Award for Poetry, a Lila Wallace-Reader’sDigest Writers’ Award, a Western States Book Award for Translation, three grants from the Witter Bynner Foundation for Poetry, and fellowships from the George A. and Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. In 2013, he was awarded the Jackson Poetry Prize from Poets & Writers magazine. He has served as Visiting Hurst Professor at Washington University, a Doenges Visiting Artist at Mary Baldwin College and has conducted residencies at Brown University, Bard College, and Naropa University. Sze was elected to the American Academy of Arts And Sciences in 2017 and served as Chancellor of theAcademy of American Poets from 2012 to 2017. He is a professor emeritus at the Institute of American Indian Arts, and was the first poet laureate of Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he lives.
Carol Moldaw is an award-winning American poet and the author, most recently, of Beauty Refracted (Four Way Books). The recipient of a NEA Creative Writing Fellowship, a Pushcart Prize, and a Lannan Foundation Residency Fellowship, she is the author of five other books of poetry. Moldaw’s poems have been published in a number of anthologies, including Western Wind: An Introduction to Poetry and Under 35: A New Generation of American Poets, and her work has been translated into Chinese, Portuguese and Turkish. A respected reviewer and essayist, Moldaw’s prose has appeared in a number of journals including Partisan Review and The Antioch Review. A teacher of creative writing, Moldaw has taught at Naropa University, the College of Santa Fe and at Stonecoast, the University of Southern Maine’s low-residency MFA program. She is a recurrent Visiting Writer at the Vermont Studio Center and served as the Louis D. Rubin, Jr., Writer-in-Residence at Hollins University. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico with her husband and daughter.
JOAN LA BARBARA, composer, performer, sound artist, and actor, is renowned for her unique vocabulary of experimental and extended vocal techniques, influencing generations of composers and singers. Awards and honors: Foundation for Contemporary Arts John Cage Award (2016), Guggenheim Fellowship and The American Music Center’s Letter of Distinction for her significant contributions to contemporary American music. Commissions include works for m ultiple voices, chamber ensembles, orchestra, interactive technology, and soundscores for dance, video and film, including a voice and electronics score for Sesame Street broadcast worldwide since 1977 and co-composing cues with Jóhann Jóhannsson for “Arrival” (2016).