Lisa Ampleman (Ph.D. 2013)

  • Full Cry (National Federation of State Poetry Societies Press,
    • Winner of the Stevens Poetry Manuscript Competition
  • I've Been Collecting This to Tell You (Kent State University
       Press, 2012)
    • Winner of the Wick Poetry Chapbook Competition

Cynthia Arrieu-King (Ph.D., 2008)

Assistant Professor, Stockton State College

  • Manifest (Switchback Books, 2013)
    • Winner of the Gatewood Prize
  • By a Year Lousy with Meteors (Dream Horse Press, 2012)
    • Co-written with Ariana-Sophia Kartsonis, winner of the Dream Horse Press Chapbook Prize
  • People Are Tiny in Paintings of China (Octopus Books, 2010)
  • By a Year Lousy with Meteors (Dream Horse Press, 2012),
    • Co-written with Ariana-Sophia Kartsoni
    • Winner of the Dream Horse Press Chapbook Prize

Joseph Bates (Ph.D., 2006)

Visiting Assistant Professor, Miami University

  • Tomorrowland (Curbside Splendor Publishing, 2013)
  • The Nighttime Novelist (Writer's Digest Books, 2010)

Josh Bell (Ph.D.,2013)

Briggs-Copeland Lecturer, Harvard University

  • No Planets Strike (University of Nebraska Press, 2008)

Kirk Boyle (Ph.D.,2009)

Visiting Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina Asheville

  • The Great Recession in Fiction, Film, and Television, Co-Editor (Lexington Books, 2013)

David Bell (Ph.D., 2005)

Assistant Professor, Western Kentucky University

  • Never Come Back (NAL, Penguin, 2013)
  • The Hiding Place (NAL, Penguin, 2012)
  • Cemetery Girl (NAL, Penguin, 2011)
  • The Girl in the Woods (Delirium Books, 2009)
  • The Condemned (Delirium Books, 2008)
  • Co-editor, Commutability: Stories About the Journey from Here to There (Main Street Rag, 2010)

Dina Ben-Lev (Ph.D., 2001)

  • Broken Helix (Mid-List Press, 1997),
    • Winner of the Mid-List Press First Series Award
  • Sober on a Small Plane (Wind Publications, 1995)
  • Note for a Missing Friend (Slapering Hol, 1991)   
    • Winner of the Slapering Hol Press Chapbook Competition
  • NEA Fellowship

Eric Bliman (Ph.D., 2013)

Instructor, Penn State Harrisburg

  • Travel & Leisure (Poetry Society of America, 2012)
    • Winner of the National Chapbook Fellowship

Rebekah Bloyd (Ph.D., 1993)

Senior Adjunct Professor, California College of the Arts

  • Handsome (Deconstructed Artichoke Press, 2011)
  • Seabook (Meduza Press, 2000)
  • Sister Island (Blackberry Press, 1987)

Murray Bodo (Ph.D., 1991)

Visiting Professor, Franciscan Institute at St. Bonaventure University

  • Something Like Jasmine (Tau Publishing, 2012)
  • Wounded Angels (Blissfool Books, 2009)
  • The Earth Moves at Midnight and Other Poems (St. Anthony Messenger Press, 2003)
    • Author of 17 books and a Franciscan priest

Joshua Butts (Ph.D., 2009)

Affiliated Faculty, Union Institute & University

  • New to the Lost Coast (Gold Wake Press, 2014)  
  • To Learn to Fingerpick Guitar (Pudding House Publications, 2006)

Susan Streeter Carpenter (Ph.D., 2005)

Associate Professor, Bluffton University

  • Riders on the Storm (Bottom Dog Press, 2010)

Will Clemens (Ph.D., 2002)

All Shook Up: Collected Poems About Elvis (University of Arkansas Press, 2001)

Cynthia Crane (Ph.D., 1987)

Associate Professor,
University of Cincinnati Blue Ash

  • Divided Lives (St Martin's Press/Macmillan, 2000)

Erica Dawson (Ph.D., 2010)

Assistant Professor, University of Tampa

  • Big-Eyed Afraid (Waywiser, 2007), winner of the Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize, named Best Debut by Contemporary Poetry Review
  • Poetry Editor, Tampa Review

Sarah Domet (Ph.D., 2009)

Writing Fellow, Georgia Southern University

  • 90 Days to Your Novel (Writer's Digerst Books, 2010)

Darrin Doyle (Ph.D., 2006)

Assistant Professor, Central Michigan University

  • The Girl Who Ate Kalamazoo (St. Martin's, 2010)
  • Revenge of the Teacher's Pet: A Love Story (LSU, 2009)

Rebecca Morgan Frank (Ph.D., 2012)

Assistant Professor, The University of Southern Mississippi

  • Little Murders Everywhere (Salmon Poetry, 2012)
    • Winner of the Alice Fay di Castagnola Award
  • Editor of Memorious

Tessa Mellas (Ph.D., 2013)

  • Lungs Full of Noise (University of Iowa Press, 2013)
    • Winner of the 2013 Iowa Short Fiction Award

Stephen Frech (Ph.D., 1999)

Associate Professor, Milliken University

  • A Palace of Strangers Is No City (Cervena Barva Press, 2011)
  • The Dark Villages of Childhood (Midwest Writing Center, 2009)
    • Winner of the Mississippi Valley Poetry Chapbook Prize
  • If Not for These Wrinkles of Darkness (White Pine Press, 2001)
    • Winner of the White Pine Press Poetry Prize
  • Toward Evening and the Day Far Spent (Kent State University Press, 1996),
    • Winner of the Wick Poetry Chapbook Contest

Molly Gaudry (M.A., 2008)

Co-founding Editor, Twelve Stories

  • We Take Me Apart (Mud Luscious Press, 2010)
    • Finalist for the Asian American Literary Awards for Poetry
    • Nominated for the McLaughlin-Esstman-Stearns First Novel Prize
  • Parts (Mud Luscious Press, 2009)

Andrew Grace (Ph.D., 2013)

Visiting Assistant Professor, Kenyon College

  • Sancta (Ahsahta, 2012)
  • Shadowland (Ohio State Univ. Pres, 2008)
    • Winner of the OSU Press/The Journal of Poetry
  • A Belonging Field (Salt, 2002)

Juliana Gray (Ph.D., 2001)

Associate Professor, Alfred University

  • Roleplay (Dream Horse Press, 2012)
    • Winner of the Orphic Poetry Book Prize
  • The Man Under My Skin (River City Publishing, 2005)
  • History in Bones (Kent State University Press, 2001)
    • Winner of the Wick Poetry Chapbook Competition

Ryan Guth (Ph.D., 2002)

Associate Professor, Lambuth University

  • Body Soul (Lummox Press, forthcoming)
  • Home Truths (Alsop Review Press, 2006)

Beth Gylys (Ph.D., 1997)

Professor, Georgia State University

  • Matchbook (La Vita Poetica Press, 2007)
  • Spot in the Dark (Ohio State University Press, 2004)
    • Winner of the Journal Award
  • Bodies that Hum (Silverfish Review Press, 1999)
    • Winner of the Gerald Cable First Book Award
  • Balloon Heart (Wind Publications, 1997)
    • Winner of the Quentin R. Howard Award

Lesley Jenike (Ph.D., 2008)

Assistant Professor, Columbus College of Art and Design

  • Holy Island (Gold Wake Press, 2014)
  • How We Come Ashore (Dancing Girl Press, 2013)
  • Ghost of Fashion (WordTech Communications, 2009)
  • I Dreamed Last Night I Got on a Boat to Heaven and By Some Chance I Had Brought My Dice Along (Permafrost, 2006),
    • Winner of the Susan Blalock Award

Ariana-Sophia Kartsonis (Ph.D., 2008)

Assistant Professor, Columbus College of Art and Design

  • The Rub (Elixir Press, 2014)
    • Winner of the Editors' Prize
  • Aloha Vauderville Doll (Dancing Girl Press, 2013)
  • Intaglio (Kent State University Press, 2006)
    • Winner of the Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Prize
  • By a Year Lousy with Meteors (Dream Horse Press, 2012)
    • Co-written with Cynthia Arrieu-King
    • Winner of the Dream Horse Press Chapbook Prize

Holly Karapetkova (Ph.D., 2005)

Assistant Professor, Marymount University

  • Words We Might One Day Say (Washington Writers' Publishing House, 2010)
    • Winner of the Washington Writers' Publishing House Poetry Contest
  • Author of over 20 children's books and teacher resources

Gary Leising (Ph.D., 2003)

Associate Professor, Utica College

  • Fastened to a Dying Animal (Pudding House Press, 2010)

Amy Lemmon (Ph.D., 1997)

Associate Professor, Fashion Institute of Technology

  • Enjoy Hot or Iced: Poems in Conversation and a Conversation (Slapering Hol Press, 2012)
    • Cowritten with Denise Duhamel.
  • Saint Nobody (Red Hen Press, 2009)
  • Fine Motor (Sow’s Ear Poetry Press, 2008)
  • ABBA: The Poems (Coconut Books, 2010)
    • Co-written with Denise Duhamel

April Lindner (Ph.D., 1998)

Professor, Saint Joseph's University

  • Catherine (Poppy/Little Brown, 2013)
  • This Bed Our Bodies Shaped (Able Muse Press, 2012)
  • Jane (Poppy/Little Brown, 2010)
  • Skin (Texas Tech University Press, 2002)
    • Winner of the Walt
    • McDonald First Book Poetry Prize
  • Co-editor of Contemporary American Poetry (Longman/Penguin, 2004)
  • This Bed Our Bodies Shaped (Able Muse Press, 2012)

Cate Marvin (Ph.D., 2003)

Associate Professor, College of Staten Island, CUNY

  • Oracle (W. W. Norton, 2014)
  • Fragment of the Head of a Queen (Sarabande, 2006)
  • World’s Tallest Disaster (Sarabande, 2001),
    • winner of the Kathryn A. Morton Prize
  • Co-editor, Legitimate Dangers: American Poets of the New Century (Sarabande, 2006)
    • Whiting Award

Kristi Maxwell (Ph.D., 2010)

  • PLAN/K (Gold Wake Press, 2014)
  • Re- (Ahsahta Press, 2011)
  • Hush Sessions (Saturnalia Books, 2009)
  • Realm Sixty-four (Ahsahta Press, 2008)
  • Elsewhere & Wise (Dancing Girl Press, 2008)

Matt McBride (Ph.D., 2013)

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Lecturer, Ohio State University

  • Cities Lit by the Light Caught in Photographs (H_NGM_N Books, 2012)
  • The Space Between Stars (Kent State UP, 2008)
    • Winner of the Wick Poetry Chapbook Competition

Molly McCaffrey

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Instructor and Advisor, Western Kentucky University

  • How to Survive Graduate School and Other Disasters (Main Street Rag, 2011)                 
  • Co-editor, Commutability: Stories about the Journey from Here to There (Main Street Rag, 2010)

Rebecca Meacham (Ph.D., 2002)

Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

  • Let’s Do (University of North Texas Press, 2004)
    • Winner of the Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Fiction
    • Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection

Jim Murphy (Ph.D., 2000)

Associate Professor, University of Montevallo

  • Heaven Overland (Kennesaw State University Press, 2009)
  • The Memphis Sun (Kent State University Press, 2000)
    • Winner of the Wick Poetry Chapbook Competition

Kristin Naca (M.A., 2000)

Assistant Professor, Macalester College

  • Bird Eating Bird (Harper Perennial, 2009)
    • Winner of the National Poetry Series

Kevin Oberlin (Ph.D., 2007)

Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati Blue Ash

  • Spotlit Girl (Kent State University Press, 2009)
    • Winner of the Wick Poetry Chapbook Competition

Sarah Perrier (Ph.D., 2006)

Assistant Professor, Point Park University

  • Nothing Fatal (University of Akron Press, 2010)
  • Just One of Those Things (Kent State University Press, 2003)
    • Winner of the Wick Poetry Chapbook Competition

Kelcey Parker (Ph.D., 2006)

Associate Professor, Indiana University South Bend

  • Liliane's Balcony (Rose Metal Press, 2013)
  • For Sale by Owner (Kore Press, 2011)
    • Winner of the Next Generation Indie Book Award in Short Fiction
  • Liliane’s Balcony (Rose Metal Press, 2013)

David James Poissant (Ph.D., 2011)

Assistant Professor, University of Central Florida

  • The Heaven of Animals (The Atlantic, 2010)
  • Lizard Man (RopeWalk Press, 2012)
    • Winner of the RopeWalk
    • Press Editor's Fiction Chapbook Prize
    • Winner of the Playboy College Fiction Contest

Phoebe Reeves (M.A., 2004)

Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati Clermont College

  • The Lobes and Petals of the Inanimate (Pecan Grove Press, 2010)

Michael Rerick (Ph.D., 2010)

  • morefrom (Alice Blue Books, 2012)
  • In Ways Impossible to Fold (Marsh Hawk Press, 2009)
    • Winner of the Marsh Hawk Press Poetry Prize
  • X-Ray (Flying Guillotine Press, 2008)

Chuck Rybak (Ph.D., 2003)

Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

  • </war> (Main Street Rag, 2013)
  • Tongue and Groove (Main Street Rag, 2007)
  • Liketown (Pudding House, 2007)
  • Nickel and Diming My Way Through (Wind Publications, 2005)
    • Winner of the Quentin R. Howard Award

C. Lynn Shaffer (Ph.D., 2001)

Associate Professor, Maysville Community College

  • Life Spiral (Finishing Line Press, 2013)
  • Persistence of Vision (Wind Publications, 2008)
    • Winner of the Morehead State University New Writers Award

Virginia Slachman (Ph.D., 1996)

Associate Professor, Principia College

  • The Lost Ode (Charles Towne Publishing, 2013)
  • Inside Such Darkness (Tiger Bark Press, 2010)
  • Heidegger’s Temple (CustomWords, 2003)

Adam Sol (Ph.D., 2000)

Assistant Professor, Laurentian University

  • Complicity (McClelland & Stewart, 2014)
  • Jeremiah, Ohio (House of Anansi, 2008)
  • Crowd of Sounds (House of Anansi, 2003)
    • Winner of the Trillium Award for Poetry
  • Jonah's Promise (Mid-List Press, 2000)
    • Winner of the Mid-List Press First Series Award

Shawn Sturgeon (Ph.D., 1998)

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, American College of Management and Technology (Croatia)

  • Either/Ur (River City Publishing, 2002)

Nathan Swartzendruber (M.A., 2011)

  • Opaque Projectionist (Dos Madres Press, 2009)

Liz Tilton (Ph.D., 2008)

  • Salt (Kent State University Press, 2009)
    • Winner of the Wick Poetry Chapbook Competition
  • Cincinnati’s Historic Findlay Market (Arcadia Publishing, 2009)

Kevin Walzer (Ph.D., 1996)

Senior Editor, WordTech Communications

  • Austere Offices (Wordpress, 2005)
  • Greater Circles (Workpress, 2001)
  • The Resurgence of Traditional Poetic Form and the Current Status of Poetry’ s- - - Place in American Culture (Edwin Mellen, 2001)
  • The Ghost of Tradition: Expansive Poetry and Postmodernism  (Story Line  Press, 1998)
  • The Wilderness of Vision: On the Poetry of John Haines (Story Line Press, 1996)
  • Living in Cincinnati (Cincinnati Writers’ Project, 1995)

Jillian Weise (Ph.D., 2009)

Assistant Professor, Clemson University

  • The Book of Goodbyes (BOA, 2013)
    • Winner of the Isabella Gardner Poetry Prize
  • The Colony (Soft Skull Press, 2010)
  • The Amputee's Guide to Sex (Soft Skull Press, 2007)
  • Translating the Body (All Nations Press, 2006)

Caki Wilkinson (Ph.D., 2011)

Assistant Professor, Rhodes College

  • The Stone Museum (Persea Books, 2014)
    • Winner of the Lexi Rudnitsky/Editor's Choice Award
  • Circles Where the Head Should Be (University of North   Texas Press, 2011)
    • Winner of the Vassar Miller Prize 2008 Ruth Lilly Fellowship

Lisa Williams (M.A., 1992)

NEH Associate Professor, Centre College

  • Woman Reading to the Sea (W.W. Norton, 2008)
    • Winner of the Barnard Women Poets Prize
  • The Hammered Dulcimer (Utah State University Press, 1998)
    • Winner of the May Swenson Poetry Award
    • Rome Prize in Literature

Ruth Williams (Ph.D., 2013)

Assistant Professor, William Jewell College

  • Conveyance (Dancing Girl Press, 2012)