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Ed Madden is the author of A pooka in Arkansas (selected for the 2022 Hilary Tham Capital Collection) as well as four other books and four chapbooks of poetry, most recently Ark, a book about his father’s last months in hospice care, and So they can sing, which won the 2016 Robin Becker Chapbook Prize. He is a professor of English and the former director of Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of South Carolina, where he teaches Irish literature, queer studies, and creative writing. Ed served as the poet laureate for the City of Columbia, SC, 2015-2022. He is recipient of
an Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellowship and artist residencies at the Hambidge Center in Georgia and the Instituto Sacatar in Itaparica, Brazil.
Kevin McLellan is the author of: in other words you/ (selected by Timothy Liu for the 2022 Hilary Tham Capital Collection), Hemispheres (in the Poetry Center at the University of Arizona and other special collections), Ornitheology (2019 Massachusetts Book Awards recipient), [box] (in the Blue Star Collection at Harvard University and other special collections), Tributary, and Round Trip. Kevin makes videos under the name, Duck Hunting with the Grammarian. His video Dick won Best Short Form Short Film at the LGBTQ+ Los Angeles Film Festival. It also showed in the Flickers’ Rhode Island Film Festival, the Tag! Queer Film Festival, the Berlin Short Film Festival, and the Vancouver Queer Film Festival. https://kevmclellan.com/
Brad Richard’s most recent full-length collection is Parasite Kingdom (The Word Works, 2018—
winner of the Tenth Gate Prize). His most recent chapbook is In Place, winner of the 2021 Robin Becker Series Prize from Seven Kitchens Press. He has taught creative writing at the New
Orleans Center for Creative Arts, The Willow School (whose creative writing program he
founded and directed), Louisiana State University, and Tulane University, and for New Orleans
Writers Workshop. Series editor of the Hilary Tham Capital Collection from The Word Works,
he lives, writes, and gardens in New Orleans. More at bradrichard.org.