Kim Addonizio has published five collections of poetry, two novels, two books on writing poetry, and a collection of stories, and has co-edited a book of writing on tattoos. Her latest book of poems is Lucifer at the Starlite (W.W. Norton). She has received Guggenheim and NEA Fellowships, among other awards. In 2014 she will publish My Black Angel: Blues Poems & Portraits with woodcuts by Charles D. Jones, and The Palace of Illusions, a collection of stories. She plays blues harmonica with the Nonstop Beautiful Ladies, two of whose members happen to be the poets she’ll be reading with, Peter Kline and Brittany Perham. She is currently living in Manhattan, teaches privately online and in NY, and volunteers with The Hunger Project, a global organization empowering the most impoverished people in the world to end their own hunger. www.kimaddonizio.com
Peter Kline’s first collection of poems, Deviants, was published in the fall of 2013 by Stephen F. Austin State University Press. A former Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford, he has also been honored with residency awards from the James Merrill House and the Amy Clampitt House, as well as the Morton Marr Poetry Prize from Southwest Review. His poems have appeared in Poetry, Tin House, Ploughshares, and many other journals. He can be found online at http://www.peterklinepoetry.com.
Brittany Perham is a Jones Lecturer in the Creative Writing Program at Stanford University, where she was a Wallace Stegner Fellow. She is the author of The Curiosities (Parlor Press, 2012) and her recent work may be found in Southern Humanities Review, Southern Poetry Review, TriQuarterly, and elsewhere. She lives in San Francisco.