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Angela Voras-Hills, celebrating the release of Louder Birds (Pleiades Press, 2020), with Peter Burzynski, Rebecca Dunham, and Susan Firer.
Angela Voras-Hills’ first book, Louder Birds (Pleiades Press, 2020), was chosen by Traci Brimhall for the Lena-Miles Wever Todd Prize. Her work has appeared in Kenyon Review Online, Best New Poets, Hayden's Ferry Review, Memorious, and New Ohio Review, among other journals and anthologies. She has received grants from the Sustainable Arts Foundation and Key West Literary Seminar, as well as a fellowship at Writers' Room of Boston. She lives with her family in Milwaukee.
Peter Burzynski recently completed a PhD in creative writing at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. He holds a BA from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, an MFA in poetry from the New School University, and an MA in Polish literature from Columbia University, and works as the book center manager at Woodland Pattern Book Center in Milwaukee. Burzynski is also the translator of Martyna Buliżańska’s This Is My Earth (New American Press, 2019).
Rebecca Dunham is the author of five books of poetry. Her most recent book, Strike, was the 2018 New Issues Poetry & Prose Editor’s Choice. She has received national fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, the Vermont Studio Center, and the Sustainable Arts Foundation, and was the Arts and Letters Distinguished Visiting Writer at Bowling Green State University. Her poems have been published by journals such as AGNI, The Southern Review, Kenyon Review, FIELD, Alaska Quarterly Review, and The Antioch Review. She is Professor of English at UW-Milwaukee and lives in Madison, Wisconsin.
Susan Firer’s sixth and most recent book, The Transit of Venus, was named as an “Outstanding Work of Poetry” by the Wisconsin Library Association's 2017 Literary Awards Committee. Her previous books have been awarded the Cleveland State University Poetry Center Prize, the Posner Award, and the Backwaters Prize. She has poems in numerous anthologies including Best American Poetry; The Cento: A collection of Collage Poems (Red Hen Press); and The Book of Irish American Poetry: From the Eighteenth Century to the Present (University of Notre Dame Press). Her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Sunday Magazine, Chicago Review, Ms. (Magazine), Georgia Review, The Iowa Review, and others. From 2008–2010 she was Poet Laureate of the City of Milwaukee. In 2015, Firer was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship in Poetry.