Writer, educator, DJ, hip-hop purist. Todd was raised in Ravenswood and Queensbridge housing projects (Queens, NY) and has received degrees from Williams College and Harvard Graduate School of Education. He is currently completing a Ph.D. at St. John’s University. Todd teaches English Composition at Queensborough Community College.
Eugene K. Garber is the author of four previous books: Vienna ØØ, a collection of interrleated short fictions; Beasts in their Wisdom, a short story collection; The Historian, winner of the William Goyen Award; and Metaphysical Tales, winner of the Associated Writing Programs award for short fiction.
Ron’s fiction has appeared in GQ, Greensboro Review, Prism International, Night Train and other quarterlies. He is a recipient of the Frederick Exley Award for Short Fiction and a Pushcart Prize nominee. When he teaches, he does so at Grub Street, Boston’s independent writing center.
Esperanza is a founding member of the Sisters of Color Writing Collective, which provides workshops, reading venues and publishing opportunities for women of all ages and races. She lives and teaches writing in Detroit.
The author of Cultivating Excess (winner of the 1991 Eighth Mountain Poetry Prize) and Walking the Dead (winner of the 1990 Heaven Bone International contest), Lori has an MFA from the Iowa Writers Workshop and an MFA in electronic arts from iEAR Studios at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She has a doctorate from University at Albany, SUNY.
Peggy teaches writing at the University of Massachusetts Amherst as well as community workshops. She holds degrees from University of New Hampshire, California State University Northridge and University at Albany, SUNY. She lives in Western Massachusetts.