Karen Brennan is the author of seven books of varying genres including poetry collections Here on Earth (1989) andThe Real Enough World (2006), both from Wesleyan University Press; AWP Award-winning short fiction Wild Desire (1990), U Mass Press; The Garden in Which I Walk (2005), Fiction Collective 2; a memoir, Being with Rachel (2001) Norton; poetry collection little dark (2014), published by Four Way Books, and prose poetry/fiction, Monsters, a Four Way Books Fall 2016 title. Her fiction, poetry and nonfiction has appeared in anthologies from Norton, Penguin, Graywolf, Spuytin Duyvil, Michigan and Georgia, among others. A National Endowment of the Arts recipient, she is Professor Emerita at the University of Utah and teaches at the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers.
Joel Brouwer is the author of Exactly What Happened (Purdue University Press, 1999), Centuries (Four Way Books, 2003), And So (Four Way Books, 2009), and Off Message, a Four Way Books Fall 2016 title. He has held fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Mrs. Giles Whiting Foundation, and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. He is chair of the Department of English at The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.
Henry Israeli is the author of god’s breath hovering across the waters, a Four Way Books Fall 2016 title. His previous poetry collections include New Messiahs (Four Way Books: 2002), and Praying to the Black Cat (Del Sol: 2010). He is the translator of Fresco: the Selected Poetry of Luljeta Lleshanaku (New Directions: 2002), Child of Nature (New Directions: 2010), and Haywire: New and Selected Poems (Bloodaxe, 2011). He is also the founder and editor of Saturnalia Books.
Jen Levitt received her MFA from NYU. Her poems have appeared in Boston Review, Tin House, Sixth Finch, The Literary Review, CutBank, No, Dear and elsewhere. She lives in New York City and teaches high school students. The Off-Season, a Four Way Books Fall 2016 title, is her first book.