Christopher Buckley

Christopher Buckley’s recent books—in addition to One Sky to the Next—are Agnostic (Lynx House Press), The Pre-Eternity of the World (Stephen F. Austin State University Press), and The Consolations of Science & Philosophy (Lynx House Press). Star Journal: Selected Poems was published by University of Pittsburgh Press in 2016. 

Buckley’s work was selected for Best American Poetry 2021. He was a Guggenheim Fellow in Poetry for 2007-2008, and received the William Stafford Poetry Prize from Rosebud in 2012 and the James Dickey Prize for 2008 from Five Points Magazine. He was awarded a Fulbright Award in Creative Writing to the former Yugoslavia, four Pushcart Prizes, two awards from the Poetry Society of America, and is the recipient of NEA grants in poetry for 2001 and 1984. He received the Vern Rutsala Poetry Prize from Cloudbank books for The Far Republic in 2017; The Lascaux Price for Back Room at the Philosopher’sClub in 2015; and the Tampa Review Price for Poetry from the University of Tampa for Rolling the Bones in 2009. 

He has edited over a dozen critical collections and anthologies, most recently The Long Embrace: Contemporary Poets on the Long Poems of Philip Levine (Lynx House Press, 2020) and Naming the Lost: The Fresno Poets—Interviews & Essays (Stephen F. Austin State University Press, 2021). 

Over the last 40 years his poetry has appeared in The American Poetry Review, FIELD, Five PointsThe Georgia Review, The Gettysburg Review, The Harvard Review, The Hudson Review, The Iowa Review, The Kenyon Review, New Letters, The New Yorker, The Nation, The North American Review, Plume,POETRY, Ploughshares, Prairie SchoonerThe Sewanee ReviewThe Southern ReviewThe Threepenny Review, and TriQuarterly.

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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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