2019 Poetry

Michael Basinski is the author of the poetry collection All My Eggs Are Broken. His other work includes Of Venus 93, The Idyllic Book, and By and the Doors. Basinski is the former curator of the Poetry Collection at the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Coen Cauthen is a poet and the author of 575. He lives in Greensboro.

Tyree Daye is the author of the forthcoming collection Cardinal. His work has appeared in Prairie Schooner, The New York Times, and Nashville Review. He has received the Glenna Luschi Prairie Schooner Award, and his debut poetry collection, River Hymns, received the APR/Honickman Prize.

Michael Gaspeny is the author of the poetry collection Re-Write Men. He is a winner of the Randall Jarrell Poetry Competition and the O. Henry Festival Short Fiction Contest. For his work with hospice, he has received the North Carolina Governor’s Award for Volunteer Excellence.

Ross Gay is the author of the essay collection The Book of Delights and the poetry collections Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude and Bringing the Shovel Down. Gay has won the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, and he is the recipient of fellowships from Cave Canem, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and the Guggenheim Foundation.

Cathryn Hankla is the author of several volumes of poetry, including Galaxies and Great Bear. She is also the author of the memoir Lost Places. Hankla teaches in the Jackson Center for Creative Writing at Hollins University, where she chairs the English Department.

Ashley Lumpkin is the author of three chapbooks and one full-length collection, #AshleyLumpkin.

Ricardo Nazario y Colón is the author of the poetry collection Of Jibaros and Hillbillies. He is a founding member of the Affrilachian Poets. His work has appeared in The Louisville Review, ArtScene, and elsewhere. He has been anthologized in Nappy New Millennium Midwestern Anthology and The Southern Poetry Anthology.

Valerie Nieman is a fiction writer and poet whose most recent work is the novel To the Bones. Her work has appeared in publications such as The Missouri Review and Chautauqua, and she teaches creative writing at North Carolina A&T State University.

Heidi Andrea Restrepo Rhodes is the author of the poetry collection The Inheritance of Haunting. She has been published in As/Us, Feminist Studies, and elsewhere. She was selected by Ada Limón for the 2018 Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize awarded by Letras Latinas.

Jim Whiteside is a poet whose work has appeared in The Southern Review, Pleiades, Crazyhorse, and Washington Square Review. Writing Your Name on the Glass is his debut chapbook.