Chuck Carlise, David Eye, Martha Rhodes
Chuck Carlise is the author of In One Version of the Story (New Issues Press 2016), as well as the chapbooks, A Broken Escalator Still Isn’t the Stairs (winner of the Concrete Wolf Poetry Series 2011) and Casual Insomniac (Bateau, winner of the Boom Chapbook Prize 2011). His poems and essays appear in numerous journals and anthologies, including Best New Poets in both 2012 and 2014. He is currently a Lecturer in writing, rhetoric, and cultural studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
David Eye is the author of Seed, released in 2017 from The Word Works, chosen by Eduardo C. Corral. He has been awarded scholarships to the Sewanee Writers’ Conference and the West Chester Poetry Conference, and was selected as a finalist for the 2015-16 Tennessee Williams Poetry Contest by Yusef Komunyakaa. Before earning an MFA in Creative Writing from Syracuse University, he enjoyed a seventeen-year career in the theatre; before that, he spent four years in the military. This places him in an elite group of writer/professors who have served in both the U.S. Army—and the Broadway tour of Cats.
Martha Rhodes is the author of five poetry collections, most recently The Thin Wall from University of Pittsburgh Press. Her previous collections include At the Gate (Provincetown Arts press; 1st edition 1999), Perfect Disappearance (New Issues Poetry & Prose; 1st edition 2000), Mother Quite (University of Nebraska Press; First Edition edition 2004), and The Beds (Autumn House, 2012). She teaches in the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College and at Sarah Lawrence College. She is the director of Four Way Books in NYC.