Matt Cook is the author of five books of poetry: In the Small of My Backyard (Manic D Press, 2002), Eavesdrop Soup (Manic D Press, 2005), The Unreasonable Slug (Manic D Press, 2007), and Proving Nothing to Anyone, and Irksome Particulars (Publishing Genius Press, 2013 & 2017). His work has been anthologized in Aloud: Voices from the Nuyorican Poet's Café, The United States of Poetry, and in Garrison Keillor's Good Poems, American Places. Matt is the former Poet Laureate of Milwaukee, where he currently resides.
Rebecca Morgan Frank is the author of three collections of poetry: Sometimes We’re All Living in a Foreign Country (Carnegie Mellon 2017); The Spokes of Venus (Carnegie Mellon 2016); and Little Murders Everywhere, shortlisted for the Kate Tufts Discovery Award. Her poems have appeared such places as The New Yorker, American Poetry Review, Ploughshares, Guernica, and the Harvard Review. She is the recipient of the Poetry Society of America’s Alice Fay di Castagnola Award and an AWP Intro Journal Award, as well as fellowships and residencies from such places as the Mississippi Arts Commission, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, the Ragdale Foundation, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Her collaborations with composers have been performed and exhibited across the U.S. She is the Jacob Ziskind Poet in Residence at Brandeis University and co-founder and editor-in-chief of the online literary magazine Memorious.org.
Rebecca Morgan Frank photo credits: Betty Press