In Print XIV Festival of First Books: Reading
In Print Participant bios:
Chen Chen is the author of When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities, which won the A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize, the GLCA New Writers Award, and the Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry. His work has appeared in many publications, including Poetry, Tin House, The Best American Poetry, and The Best American Nonrequired Reading. Chen is the 2018-2020 Jacob Ziskind Poet-in-Residence at Brandeis University.
Maria Romasco Moore’s stories have appeared in DIAGRAM, Hobart, Interfictions, and the Lightspeed anthology Women Destroy Science Fiction. Ghostographs, an interconnected collection of flash fiction inspired by vintage photographs, came out with Rose Metal Press in November. Her first novel, Some Kind of Animal, will be published by Delacorte Press in 2020. She is a graduate of the Clarion West Writer’s Workshop and has an MFA from Southern Illinois University. She currently lives in Columbus, OH with her partner and two black cats. She is an instructor at Columbus College of Art and Design.
Dustin Parsons is the author of Exploded View: Essays on Fatherhood with Diagrams (University of Georgia Press). He is the winner of the Laurel Review Fiction Prize and the American Literary Review Fiction Prize as well as a New York Fine Arts and Ohio Art Grant in nonfiction. He teaches at the University of Mississippi.
Allison Joseph lives, writes, and teaches in Carbondale, Illinois, where she is part of the creative writing faculty at Southern Illinois University. She serves as editor and poetry editor of Crab Orchard Review, moderator of the Creative Writers Opportunities List, and director of Writers In Common, an all-ages inclusive writers conference launching in summer 2018. Her books and chapbooks include fifteen titles. Her latest full-length collection of poems, Confessions of a Barefaced Woman, was published in 2018 by Red Hen Press.
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