Maureen Alsop, PhD., is the award-winning author of several poetry collections, most recently, Later, Knives & Trees (Negative Capability Press, 2014). She is an editor at Poemeleon poetry journal and teaches at Inlandia Institute and The Rooster Moans Poetry Cooperative. Her work has appeared in numerous journals including Kenyon Review, Tampa Review, New Delta Review, and Barrow Street. Awards include the Tony Quagliano International Poetry Prize, Harpur Palate's Milton Kessler Memorial Prize for Poetry, and The Bitter Oleander's Frances Locke Memorial Poetry Award.
Lissa Kiernan is poetry editor of the Arsenic Lobster poetry journal and founding director of The Man Poetry Cooperative, provider of online poetry workshops. Her collection, Two Faint Lines in the Violet (Negative Capability Press, 2014)., was inspired by her investigation into Yankee Rowe (MA) Nuclear Power Plant that was the first such facility to be shut down due to safety concerns. The collection was a finalist for the INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award.