Ron Koertge's first poetry collection was published in 1973, followed by numerous others including Making Love to Roget's Wife (Univ. of Arkansas Press, 1997) and more recently, from Red Hen Press, Fever (2007) Indigo (2009), and The Ogre's Wife (2013). His novels and novels-in-verse for young readers include Shakespeare Bats Cleanup (2006), The Brimstone Journals (2004), Stoner & Spaz (Candlewick, 2004). Honors include an NEA fellowship, a California Arts Council grant, and inclusion in numerous anthologies such as Best American Poetry and Poetry 180. His young-adult fiction has won awards from the American Library Association and PEN. Koertge is a member of the faculty of theWriting for Children online MFA program at Hamline Univ.
Charles Harper Webb's two most recent collections, What Things Are Made Of (2013) and Shadow Ball (2009) were published by the prestigious Pitt Poetry Series. His numerous books of poetry include Reading the Water (Northeastern, 1997), Tulip Farms & Leper Colonies (BOA Editions, 2001), and Stand Up Poetry: An Expanded Anthology (Univ. of Iowa Press, 2001) which he edited. His awards include the Morse Poetry Prize, the Kate Tufts Discovery Award, the Felix Pollock Prize, the Benjamin Saltman Prize, a Whiting Writer's Award, and a Guggenheim fellowship. His poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Paris Review, Iowa Review, Ploughshares, Michigan Quarterly Review, Poets of the New Century, Best American Poetry, and The Pushcart Prize. A former rock singer and guitarist, he is a licensed psychotherapist, and member of the English Dept. faculty at Cal State Univ. at Long Beach.
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