Jeffrey Lee, Simone Zelitch,

Jeffrey Lee

Jeffrey Ethan Lee (formerly Jeffrey Loo) won the 2002 Sow’s Ear Poetry Chapbook competition for The Sylf (published 2003), published Strangers in a Homeland (chapbook with Ashland Press, 2001), and won the first Tupelo Press Prize for literary fiction in 2001. He also created identity papers (2002), a full-length dramatic poem with music on CD (distributed by Drimala Records– visit and click on the In House label), and he won a generous grant from the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance to perform this dramatic poem with music, which was recorded with the support of a Special Opportunities Stipend grant from the PA Council on the Arts.
He has published over 170 poems, stories and essays in American Poetry Review, Crab Orchard Review, Crazyhorse, Crosscurrents, Green Mountain Review, Many Mountains Moving, Washington Square, Xconnect, etc.
He now teaches at University of Northern Colorado– visit: ME

Simone Zelitch

Simone Zelitch's first novel The Confession of Jack Straw , won the University of Michigan Hopwood Award, and her second novel, Louisa , won the National Foundation for Jewish Culture’s Goldberg Prize. A third novel, Moses in Sinai, was published in 2001, and an excerpt is forthcoming in The Lost Tribe Anthology. She is the recipient of a grant from the Pennsylvania Council for the Arts and the Venture Fund. She is currently completing a novel set in Mississippi during Freedom Summer. She teaches at Community College of Philadelphia.

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