Emma Bolden’s Malificae, a book-length series of poems about the witch trials in early modern Europe, was published by GenPop Books in 2013. She is also the author of three chapbooks of poetry: How to Recognize a Lady, published as part of Edge by Edge, the third in Toadlily Press’ Quartet Series; The Mariner’s Wife, published by Finishing Line Press; and The Sad Epistles, published by Dancing Girl Press. Her poetry has appeared or will soon appear in such journals as Prairie Schooner, Conduit, the Indiana Review, the Greensboro Review, Redivider, Verse, Feminist Studies, The Journal, Guernica, and Copper Nickel. She has been featured on Poetry Daily and Verse Daily, and was the recipient of a Tennessee Williams Scholarship for the 2008 Sewanee Writers’ Conference and a finalist for a Ruth Lily Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation/Poetry magazine. She is currently an assistant professor of creative writing at Georgia Southern University, and she maintains a blog at A Century of Nerve (EmmaBolden.com).
Emari DiGiorgio makes a mean arugula quesadilla and has split-boarded the Tasman Glacier. She is Associate Professor of Writing at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey and a NJ State Poet-in-the-School. She was named a Distinguished Teaching Artist by the NJ State Council on the Arts for 2012 and received the Governor’s Award in Arts Education. Her poetry manuscript Bullets in Honey is a four-time finalist for the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award, and recent poems have appeared in Anderbo.com, The Baltimore Review, Conte, DIAGRAM, and Poetry International. She also was featured on the Dodge Poetry Foundation’s Poetry Friday Blog: http://blog.grdodge.org/2012/07/13/poetry-friday-emari-digiorgio-2012-festival-poet/.