George Rawlins was born and raised in southeastern Ohio. He has a BA from Ohio University, attended the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and earned an MFA from the University of California, Irvine. He has recent poems in Chiron ReviewThe CommonIlluminationsNew Critique (UK)MudfishNine Mile, Plainsongs, and Spinning Jenny. He lives in California and works in the Silicon Valley. His poetry collection Cheapside Afterlife is forthcoming in September 2021.

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Shannon C. Ward

Raised in a renovated slaughterhouse on the outskirts of Wilmington, Ohio, Shannon Ward is author of the poetry collection Blood Creek (Longleaf Press, 2013). She received an MFA in Poetry from North Carolina State University in 2009, and she is the recipient of the 2016 Foley Poetry Prize, the 2016 White Oak Kitchen Prize in Southern Poetry, and a 2013 Nazim Hikmet Poetry Prize. Her work has received generous support from Yaddo, Willapa Bay AIR, the Eastern Frontier Educational Foundation, the Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, Hypatia in the Woods, and Vermont Studio Center, and her poems have appeared in New Ohio Review, Great River Review, Tar River Poetry, and others.

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