Thomas Lux has been awarded grants and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Mellon foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. His most recent work is God Particles. His forthcoming collection, Child Made of
Onna Solomon’s writing has appeared in Beloit Poetry Journal, Denver Quarterly, Cimarron Review, and 32 Poems, among others. She received her Master’s in creative writing from Boston University, and now lives and works in Ann Arbor,
Lolita Hernandez is the author of Autopsy of an Engine and Other Stories from the Cadillac Plant, winner of a 2005 PEN Beyond Margins Award. She also is the author of two chapbook collections of poems: Quiet
The Rev. Robert B. Jones has been a champion of American Roots music, with a special emphasis on traditional African American music. Spiritual, blues, work songs, field hollers, country music, folk songs, gospel, and original
ML Liebler is an internationally known and widely published Detroit poet, university professor, literary arts activist and arts organizer. He is the author of 13 books including the award winning Wide Awake in Someone Else’s Dream.
David MacGregor, playwright and a Resident Artist at the Purple Rose Theatre, has produced plays such as The Late Great Henry Boyle (2006), Vino Veritas (2008), Gravity (2010), and Consider the Oyster (2011). Gravity was nominated for
Jeff Kass teaches creative writing at Pioneer High School in Ann Arbor and at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti and is Literary Arts Director at The Neutral Zone (Ann Arbor’s teen center). He is the
Jerry Dennis has emerged as one of America’s most celebrated writers about nature and the outdoors. His essays in publications such as Audubon, Smithsonian, and National Geographic Traveler have won many awards and are frequently reprinted