Denise Duhamel, Caridad Moro-Gronlier, Maureen Seaton, Gregg Shapiro, and Brendan Walsh

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Denise Duhamel’s (she/her) most recent book of poetry is Second Story (Pittsburgh, 2021). Her other titles include Scald; Blowout; Ka-Ching!; Two and Two; Queen for a Day: Selected and New Poems; The Star-Spangled Banner; and Kinky. She and Maureen Seaton have co-authored four collections, the most recent of which is CAPRICE (Collaborations: Collected, Uncollected, and New) (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2015). And she and Julie Marie Wade co-authored The Unrhymables: Collaborations in Prose (Noctuary Press, 2019). She is a Distinguished University Professor in the MFA program at Florida International University in Miami.

Caridad Moro-Gronlier (she/her) is the author of Tortillera (Texas Review Press, 2021) and the chapbook Visionware (Finishing Line Press 2009). She is a Contributing Editor of Grabbed: Writers Respond to Sexual Assault (Beacon Press 2020) and Associate Editor for SWWIM Every Day. Moro-Gronlier is the recipient of an Elizabeth George Foundation Grant and a Florida Individual Artist Fellowship in poetry. Her work has been nominated for three Pushcart Prizes, The Best of the Net and two Lambda Literary Awards. Her recent work can be found at The Best American Poetry Blog, West Trestle Review, Literary Mama, The Sextant Review, Limp Wrist Review and others. A career educator, she is an English professor at FIU and MDC in Miami, FL where she resides with her wife and son.

Maureen Seaton (she/her) has authored twenty-two poetry collections, both solo and collaborative—most recently, Undersea (JackLeg Press, 2021), Sweet World (CavanKerry, 2019) and the chapbooks Myth America (Anhinga, 2020), co-written with Carolina Hospital, Nicole Hospital-Medina, and Holly Iglesias, and Zero-Zero (Hysterical Books, 2021), co-written with Kristine Snodgrass. Her honors include the NEA, Pushcart, and Lambda Literary Awards for Furious Cooking (Iowa, 1996) and Sex Talks to Girls: A Memoir (U. of Wisconsin, 2008, 2018). Her work has appeared in Best American Poetry and numerous anthologies and literary journals. Seaton is Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Miami and was voted Miami’s Best Poet 2020 by The Miami New Times.

Gregg Shapiro (he/him) is the author of seven books, most recently Sunshine State. An expanded edition of his short story collection How to Whistle is forthcoming from Rattling Good Yarns Press in 2021. Recent publications include Gargoyle, Limp Wrist, Mollyhouse, Impossible Archetype, Dissonance Magazine, Dash and Caesura. An entertainment journalist, whose interviews and reviews run in a variety of regional LGBTQ+ and mainstream publications and websites, Shapiro lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida with his husband Rick and their dog Coco.

Brendan Walsh (he/him) has lived and taught in South Korea, Laos, and South Florida. His work appears in Rattle, Glass Poetry, Indianapolis Review, American Literary Review, and other journals. He is the winner of America Magazine's 2020 Foley Poetry Prize, and the author of five books, including Go (Aldrich Press), Buddha vs. Bonobo (Sutra Press), and fort lauderdale (Grey Book Press).