Celeste Gainey, Sarah Wetzel, Michael Broder
Celeste Gainey is the author of the poetry collection, the GAFFER, (Arktoi Books/Red Hen Press, 2015). Her chapbook, In the land of speculation & seismography (Seven Kitchens Press, 2011), was runner-up for the 2010 Robin Becker Prize. Graduating with a BFA in Film & Television from the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, as well as earning an MFA in Creative Writing/Poetry from Carlow University, Gainey was the first woman to be admitted to the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) as a gaffer, and has spent many years working with light in film and architecture. For more information visit celestegainey.com.
Sarah Wetzel is the author of River Electric with Light (Red Hen Press, 2015), winner of the 2013 AROHO Poetry Publication Prize. Her first book, Bathsheba Transatlantic (Anhinga Press, 2010), won the Philip Levine Prize for Poetry. Sarah holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Bennington. Dividing time between Tel Aviv, Rome, and New York, Sarah currently teaches literature at The American University of Rome. Samples of her writings can be found in many journals as well as sarahwetzel.com.
Michael Broder is the author of Drug and Disease Free (Indolent Books) and This Life Now (A Midsummer Night’s Press, 2014), a finalist for the 2015 Lambda Literary Award for Gay Poetry. His poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Assaracus, BLOOM, Columbia Poetry Review, Court Green, OCHO, Painted Bride Quarterly, and other journals, as well as in the anthologies This New Breed: Gents, Bad Boys and Barbarians 2, My Diva: 65 Gay Men on the Women Who Inspire Them, Spaces Between Us: Poetry, Prose and Art on HIV/AIDS, Divining Divas: 50 Gay Men on Their Muses, and Multilingual Anthology: The Americas Poetry Festival of New York 2015. He lives in Brooklyn with his husband, the poet Jason Schneiderman, and a backyard colony of stray and feral cats. Learn more at mbroder.com.