March 13: Byrne, Pritts, Hart

Mairéad Byrne emigrated from Ireland to the United States in 1994, for poetry. Her books include The Best of (What’s Left of) Heaven (Publishing Genius 2010), Talk Poetry (Miami University Press 2007), SOS Poetry (/ubu Editions 2007), and Nelson & The Huruburu Bird (Wild Honey Press 2003). She lives in Providence and teaches at Rhode Island School of Design. Her blog is called Heaven.

Nate Pritts is the author of two poetry collections, Sensational Spectacular (BlazeVox) and Honorary Astronaut (Ghost Road Press), with a third, The Wonderfull Yeare on the way from Cooper-Dillon Press in 2010. He's also the founder and editor-in-chief of the online journal H_NGM_N.

Matt Hart is the author of the poetry collections Who's Who Vivid (Slope Editions) and YOU ARE MIST (MOOR Books, forthcoming), as well as several chapbooks, including The Hours (Cinematheque Press, forthcoming) and Deafening Leafening (Pilot Books), which he wrote in collaboration with Ethan Paquin. Additionally, Hart's poems have appeared in numerous print and online journals, including Gulf Coast, Harvard Review, jubilat and Ploughshares. He is a co-founder and the editor-in-chief of Forklift, Ohio: A Journal of Poetry, Cooking & Light Industrial Safety. He teaches at the Art Academy of Cincinnati.