Francesca Bell

Bright Stain

Francesca Bell, author of Bright Stain, is an accomplished poet and translator of Arabic and German. Her poems appear widely in magazines such as B O D Y, ELLE, North American Review, and Prairie Schooner.

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Lindsay Bernal

What It Doesn’t Have to Do With

Lindsay Bernal, author of What It Doesn’t Have to Do With, won the 2017 National Poetry Series competition. She coordinates the Creative Writing Program and the Writers Here & Now reading series at the University of Maryland.

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Susan Berres

Susan Berres, founder and organizer of the Bus Lines Community Poetry contest, seeks to promote poetry and flash fiction in public spaces and provide opportunities for writers of all ages to share their work.

Genre: Poetry

Joelle Biele


Joelle Biele is the author of Tramp, Broom, and White Summer. She is the editor of Elizabeth Bishop and The New Yorker: The Complete Correspondence.

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Remica Bingham-Risher

Starlight & Error

Remica Bingham-Risher, author of Starlight & Error, was winner of the Diode Editions Book Award for What We Ask of Flesh, shortlisted for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for Conversion, and winner of the Naomi Long Madgett Poetry Award. She is also a Cave Canem fellow and Affrilachian Poet.

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Sherwin Bitsui


Sherwin Bitsui is the author of three collections of poetry, Dissolve, Flood Song, and Shapeshift. He is Diné of the Todí­ch’ii’nii (Bitter Water Clan), born for the Tlizí­laaní­ (Many Goats Clan) and holds an AFA from the Institute of American Indian Arts Creative Writing Program.

Genre: Poetry

Libby Burton

Soft Volcano

Libby Burton, author of Soft Volcano, is a senior editor at Henry Holt. She earned a BA from the University of Virginia and MFA from Columbia University. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in The Atlas Review, Brooklyn Poets Anthology, Field, Guernica, Juked, Poetry, Tin House, and others.

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