Hugh Martin recently won the Jeff Sharlet Memorial Award from The Iowa Review for his poetry. His upcoming book, "The Stick Soldiers," received the A. Poulin Jr. First Book Prize from BOA Editions. Hugh served in Iraq for 11 months.

Michael McGriff's books include "Home Burial; Dismantling the Hills," "To Build My Shadow a Fire: The Poetry and Translations of David Wevill" and a co-translation of Tomas Transtromer's "The Sorrow Gondola." He is the founding editor of Tavern Books, a…

Heather Christle is the author of "What Is Amazing" (Wesleyan University Press), "The Difficult Farm" (Octopus Books, 2009) and "The Trees The Trees" (Octopus Books, 2011), which won the 2012 Believer Poetry Award.

Marianne Boruch is the author of seven collections of poetry, including "The Book of Hours" (Copper Canyon, 2011), two volumes of essays on poetry and a memoir. Her honors include two Pushcart Prizes and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and…

Rowan Ricardo Phillips is a poet, critic and translator. His first collection of poetry is "The Ground," forthcoming in June by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Phillips is associate professor of English at Stony Brook and director of the Poetry Center…

Katherine Larson won the 2010 Yale Younger Poets Prize and the 2012 Kate Tufts Discovery Award for her book "Radial Symmetry." She is also the recipient of a Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship.

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