Camille Guthrie

Camille Guthrie is the author of four books of poetry, including her newest collection Diamonds. Her poems have appeared in such journals as Boston Review, The Iowa Review, The New Republic, and Tin House, as well as in several anthologies including the The Best American Poetry 2019 & 2020. She has been awarded fellowships from MacDowell and the Yaddo Foundation and she holds an MFA from Brown University and a BA from Vassar College. From 2009-2017, Guthrie was a visiting faculty member at Bennington, and in Fall 2017, she became the Director of Undergraduate Writing Initiatives. 

Nathan McClain

Nathan McClain is the author two poetry collections, Scale and his new collection, Previously Owned. He is a recipient of fellowships from The Frost Place, Sewanee Writers’ Conference, Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and a graduate of the M.F.A. Program for Writers at Warren Wilson.  A Cave Canem fellow, his poems and prose have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Poetry Northwest, Green Mountains Review, Zocalo Public Square, The Critical Flame, and On The Seawall, among others.  He teaches at Hampshire College and serves as Poetry Editor for The Massachusetts Review.

Carolyn Forché

Carolyn Forché is an American poet, translator, and memoirist. Her books of poetry are Blue Hour, The Angel of HistoryThe Country Between Us, Gathering the Tribes, and her newest collection, In the Lateness of the World. Her memoir, What You Have Heard Is True, was published by Penguin Press in 2019. In 2013, Forché received the Academy of American Poets Fellowship given for distinguished poetic achievement. In 2017, she became one of the first two poets to receive the Windham-Campbell Prize. She is a University Professor at Georgetown University and lives in Maryland with her husband, photographer Harry Mattison.

Arlene Distler

Arlene Distler is co-founder of Write Action, an advocacy and networking organization for writers in the Brattleboro area. She is active in helping to organize and promote reading events and bringing about collaborations between the arts in the community. Distler is a journalist who has been writing about the arts for local and regional and national publications for twenty years. Her poetry can be read in journals and anthologies. A chapbook, Voices Like Wind Chimes, was published in 2014. She has edited and co-edited two collections of writing by poets and writers in the tri-state region of southeastern Vermont. Her new collection of poems is This Earth, This Body and she lives in Brattleboro.


Jendi Reiter

Jendi Reiter is an award-winning author whose books include the story collection An Incomplete List of My Wishes, the novel Two Natures and the poetry collection Bullies in Love. Honors include a Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant for Poetry and short fiction prizes from the Iowa Review, Literal Latté, Bayou Magazine, and others. They are the editor of Winning Writers, an online resource site for creative writers. Follow them on Twitter @JendiReiter