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Matthew Gavin Frank is the author of the nonfiction books “Barolo” (The University of Nebraska Press), and “Pot Farm” (The University of Nebraska Press), the poetry books “Warranty in Zulu” (Barrow Street Press), “The Morrow Plots” (Black Lawrence Press/Dzanc Books), and “Sagittarius Agitprop” (Black Lawrence Press/Dzanc Books), and the chapbooks “Four Hours to Mpumalanga” (Pudding House Publications), and “Aardvark” (West Town Press). Recent work appears in The New Republic, The Huffington Post, Field, Epoch, AGNI, Crazyhorse, Indiana Review, North American Review, Pleiades, Crab Orchard Review, The Best Food Writing, The Best Travel Writing, Creative Nonfiction, Prairie Schooner, Hotel Amerika, Gastronomica, and others.
He was born and raised in Illinois, and currently teaches Creative Writing at Northern Michigan University, where he is the Nonfiction Editor of Passages North.
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Austin Hummell was born and raised in Florida, and has lived in the Upper Peninsula since 2000. He attended colleges in Illinois and Maine, and completed his PhD at the University of Missouri in 1993. He teaches Literature, Film and Poetry Writing. He has published poems in many anthologies and literary magazines, including Poetry, Quarterly West, Gettysburg Review, Gulf Coast, Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, and has had work featured on Verse Daily. His books are Poppy, winner of the Del Sol Press Poetry Prize, and The Fugitive Kind, winner of the University of Georgia Press’s Contemporary Poetry Series.
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“Splendid, refreshing, and original” is how Jim Harrison describes Beverly’s latest book, Lamothe-Cadillac: Sa jeunesse en France (Lamothe-Cadillac: His Early Life in France), a collection of linked prose poems in facing pages of French and English, preceded by Le blues braillant (The Blues Cryin’), La Grande Pointe (Grand Point), and the chapbooks Je me souviens de la Louisiane (I Remember Louisiana) and Images cadiennes (Cajun Images). Well known as a bilingual writer, her creative process, along with that of Samuel Beckett and Vladimir Nabokov, is the subject of a doctoral dissertation from the University of Paris III. Beverly’s poetry and short short fiction appear in anthologies from Beacon Press, Louisiana State University Press, and New Rivers Press, and she has poetry published or forthcoming in The Driftwood Review, Great River Review, Interdisciplinary Humanities, Kansas Quarterly, Metamorphoses, The New Laurel Review, Paterson Literary Review, Runes, Squaw Review, Seventh Quarry Magazine, Spillway, Verse, and French-language publications in Canada and France. Among her seven first-place awards are the Hackney Literary Award for Poetry and three French prizes at the Deep South Writers Conference. She has also received four Pushcart nominations, and, from Sojourn: A Journal of the Arts, the “Best of Submission” for her translation of a prose poem by Charles Baudelaire.