|Luke Johnson, director, poetry
Luke Johnson is the author of the poetry collection After the Ark (New York Quarterly Books, 2011). His poems and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in New England Review, Poetry Northwest, The Southern Review, The Threepenny Review, and the Wall Street Journal. His work has been featured by the Huffington Post, Poetry Daily, Verse Daily, and has twice appeared in the Best New Poets anthology. He is a graduate of the writing program at Hollins University, where he was a teaching fellow, and he currently serves as Associate Poetry Editor at storySouth. Johnson teaches at the University of Mary Washington and lives in Fredericksburg, Virginia. (http://www.lukejohnsonpoetry.com)
Constance Adler, creative nonfiction
Constance Adler is a freelance writer, whose work has been published in Utne Reader, Oxford American, Blackbird, Spy, and Philadelphia Magazine, among others. Her book My Bayou, New Orleans Through the Eyes of a Lover was published by Michigan State University Press in 2012. She holds an M.A. in creative writing from Hollins University and teaches the Bayou Writing Workshop.
|CL Bledsoe, fiction
CL Bledsoe is the author of five novels including the young-adult novel Sunlight, the novels Last Stand in Zombietown, and $7.50/hr + Curses; four poetry collections: Riceland, _____(Want/Need), Anthem, and Leap Year; and a short story collection called Naming the Animals. A poetry chapbook, Goodbye to Noise, is available online. He's been nominated for the Pushcart Prize eight times, had two stories selected as Notable Stories by Story South's Million Writers Award, and has been nominated for Best of the Net twice. He blogs at Murder Your Darlings. Bledsoe reviews regularly for Rain Taxi, Coal Hill Review, Prick of the Spindle, Monkey Bicycle, Book Slut, The Hollins Critic, The Arkansas Review, American Book Review, The Pedestal Magazine, and elsewhere. He received an M.F.A. in creative writing from Hollins University in 2008 and worked as an assistant poetry editor, and later assistant editor, for the Hollins Critic. Bledsoe lives with his wife and daughter in Maryland.