Michele Belluomini

Michele Belluomini's work has appeared in journals; American Writing,The Mad Poet's Review, Sinister Wisdom, and The Helen Review among others, and in anthologies -- The Dreambook: An Anthology of Writings by Italian American Women. A chapbook, Translations from the Dark, was published by Blue Deer Editions(Cincinnati,Ohio). She is a recent recipient of a Leeway Foundation "Window of Opportunity" award for travel to Mexico to collect Huichol Indian mythology and folklore. She is a librarian at the Free Library of Philadelphia where she coordinates the "Monday Poets" Poetry series.

Jennifer Bryant

Jen Bryant writes biographies, poetry, and children’s fiction. Her work has appeared in The American Literary Review, Image: A Journal of the Arts & Religion, Poet Lore, The Laurel Review, The Clackamas Review, The Paterson Literary Review, The Journal of New Jersey Poets, and The Schuylkill Valley Journal. Her poem “Hunger” won the Y2K Milton Center Prize for Poetry, judged by Henry Taylor, and her chapbook Hand Crafted was published by Nova House Press in 2001. She is the recipient of an Arts & Letters Poetry Fellowship from Georgia College & State University, and her manuscript The Whole Measure was a finalist for this year’s Hollis Summers Prize. Jen’s newest children’s title is Into Enchanted Woods, a fantasy based on the Winterthur Estate’s award-winning children’s garden in Delaware. Three picture books are also forthcoming from Wm. B. Eerdmans, who published her biographies of poet Thomas Merton, and feminist Lucretia Mott. Jen lives with her husband and daughter in Uwchland, PA and teaches at West Chester University.

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