Center for Contemporary Practice (1819 Grand Blvd. KCMO)
Erin Adair-Hodges is the author of Let’s All Die Happy, winner of the 2016 Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize and published in 2017 as part of the Pitt Poetry Series. A Bread Loaf-Rona Jaffe Foundation Scholar in Poetry, Sewanee-Claudia Emerson scholar, and winner of the 2014 Loraine Williams Prize from The Georgia Review, her work can be seen in journals such Kenyon Review, Boulevard, Prairie Schooner and more. An educator at all levels for nearly twenty years, she is currently a visiting professor of creative writing at the University of Toledo and co-curates the Bad Mouth Reading Series in her hometown of Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Matt Mauch is the author of three books of poetry, Bird~Brian, If You’re Lucky Is a Theory of Mine, and Prayer Book, and also the chapbook The Brilliance of the Sparrow. A Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative grant recipient and National Poetry Series finalist, Mauch heads the staff at Poetry City, USA, an annual collection of poetry and prose on poetry. He teaches in the AFA in Creative Writing program at Normandale Community College and in the MFA in Poetry program at Concordia University, St. Paul, and lives in Minneapolis.
Jenny Molberg is the author of Marvels of the Invisible (winner of the 2014 Berkshire Prize, Tupelo Press, 2017) and Refusal (forthcoming, LSU Press). Her work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Ploughshares, The Missouri Review, Gulf Coast, Boulevard, and other publications. In 2017, she was the Mark Strand scholar at the Sewanee Writers Conference, and will be a fellow at the Vermont Studio Center this May. She teaches creative writing at the University of Central Missouri, where she directs Pleiades Press and edits Pleiades magazine.