Aaren Yeatts Perry

Bilingual and holding an MFA in Writing from Vermont College(1999), Aaren Perry operates Education Action Resources which produces classroom resources, an authors bureau, educational exhibits, and multimedia productions.

Aaren is a Philadelphia-based author who teaches at schools and colleges in the U.S. He is the recipient of a 1990 Writing Fellowship from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and is Poet-in-Residence at a number of educational institutions, most recently Valley Forge and Arcola Middle Schools. He has published in Xconnect Magazine, Blue Guitar, Painted Bride Quarterly, Long Shot Review, Critique Magazine, Mad Poets Review, Tyme Anthology and other magazines. He produces and directs PAGE2STAGE, a weekly educational cable television show on poetry. His work has appeared on NPR and on regional television broadcasts. Aaren's book, POETRY ACROSS THE CURRICULUM: An Action Guide for Elementary Teachers (Allyn & Bacon, 1997); his spoken word CD, MERCURY CALLING (MelodyVision, 2000) are available at Robins Books and other independent book stores.

JC Todd

J. C. Todd, author of Nightshade and Entering Pisces, has poems in APR, Paris Review, Prairie Schooner and other journals and is a contributing editor to The Drunken Boat, where she also writes a quarterly column on poetry and language. Her awards include a Leeway Inspiration Award, a Poetry Fellowship from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and fellowships to various arts colonies, including Schloss Wiepersdorf in Germany, where she began to contemplate her fetal development.

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