Michelle Taransky's first book, Barn Burned, Then, was selected by Marjorie Welish for the 2008 Omnidawn Poetry Prize and will be published in September 2009. Taransky works at Kelly Writers House and, with Emily Pettit, coordinates the Whenever We Feel Like It Reading Series.
John Gery is a poet and critic of modern and contemporary poetry. His books include Charlemagne: A Song of Gestures, The Enemies of Leisure, American Ghost: Selected Poems (English-Serbian, translated by Biljana Obradovic), Davenport’s Version, A Gallery of Ghosts, and Nuclear Annihilation and Contemporary American Poetry: Ways of Nothingness. His poetry, criticism, and reviews have appeared throughout the