Garnett Kilberg Cohen
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Garnett Kilberg Cohen has published two short story collections, Lost Women, Banished Souls (University of Missouri Press) and How We Move the Air (Mayapple Press). She has been awarded a Notable Essay citation from Best American Essays 2011, the Crazyhorse Fiction Prize, the Lawrence Foundation Prize from MQR, and four Illinois Arts Council awards, including a fellowship. Her writing has appeared in American Fiction, TriQuarterly, and The Antioch Review. Garnett currently directs the creative writing
Beatriz Badikian-Gartler was born Buenos Aires, Argentina, and has lived in the Chicago area for over forty years. She holds a PhD in English from the University of Illinois at Chicago and teaches at various institutions of higher learning in Chicago. Other work includes her second full-length poetry collection, Mapmaker Revisited: New and Selected Poems, (Gladsome Books, 1999) and her first novel, Old Gloves — A 20th Century Saga, (Fractal Edge Press 2005).
Alice George’s first collection of poetry This Must Be The Place was published in 2008 by Mayapple Press. Publication credits include Tar River Poetry, Court Green, Field, Bellingham Review, Sentence, Denver Quarterly, Quarter After Eight, New Orleans Review, Seneca Review, Diagram and others. Her work is also anthologized in eight volumes. Alice teaches as a visiting artist in K-12 classrooms as well as in community and university settings. Learn more, including visual art, at www.alicegeorge.org.
Katie Hartsock‘s poems have recently appeared in Birmingham Poetry Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, and RHINO. She grew up around Youngstown, Ohio, and earned a MFA from the University of Michigan, where she received the major Hopwood award in poetry. She is a doctoral candidate at Northwestern University in Comparative Literary Studies.