Rob Griffith is the author of four poetry collections, The Moon from Every Window; A Matinee in Plato’s Cave, which won Indiana’s Best Book of 2009 Award; Poisoning Caesar; and Necessary Alchemy, which won the 1999 Tennessee Chapbook Award.  His work has appeared in such prestigious journals as Poetry, The North American Review, Prairie Schooner, The Oxford American, and the Connecticut Review, among many others.  He is the Associate Director of the UE Press and teaches creative writing at the University of Evansville.



Paul Bone is from Vandalia, Illinois. After graduating from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, he earned an M.F.A. from the University of Arkansas in 1999. His manuscript Momentary Vision of the Assistant Meteorologist won the 2005 Uccelli Chapbook Contest, and his poems have been published in The Cream City Review, Quarterly West, and Farmer’s Market.  He teaches creative writing at the University of Evansville.


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William Baer, former editor of The Formalist, grew up in the Bronx and Wayne, New Jersey. A graduate of Rutgers and N.Y.U, he completed his dissertation in creative writing at the University of South Carolina under James Dickey. After attending the Johns Hopkins' Writing Seminars, where he studied under John Barth and David St. John, he was a Fulbright Professor in American Literature at the University of Coimbra in Portugal. He then attended the University of Southern California's Graduate School of Cinema where he received the Jack Nicholson Screenwriting Award. In 1995, he received a Creative Writing Grant in fiction from the National Endowment for the Arts.  He has published several books of poems, including The Unfortunates, which received the T.S. Eliot Prize in 1997; and "Borges" and Other Sonnets. His poetry has appeared in The Hudson Review, The New Criterion, Ploughshares, Poetry, The Southern Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, The Iowa Review, The Antioch Review, The New York Quarterly, and other periodicals. He has also edited several books of interviews, including Conversations with Derek Walcott (1996), and Elia Kazan: Interviews (2000).


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Katie Darby-Mullins is an adjunct professor at the University of Evansville. She’s also a staff writer at News 4 U, and runs the music blog Katie Darby Recommends. She’s been published in Broad River ReviewThe Evansville Review, Big Lucks, and more. She has been an editor at Measure, The Evansville Review, and Writer’s Digest Books.


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