Kimberly Grey’s first book, The Opposite of Light, received the 2015 Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize from Persea Books. Her work has appeared in Tin House, A Public Space, Kenyon Review, Boston Review, and other journals. She is the recipient of a Wallace Stegner Fellowship and a Civitella Ranieri Fellowship in Umbria, Italy. She’s currently the Marsh McCall Lecturer in Continuing Studies at Stanford.
Rita Mae Reese is a recipient of a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award, a Stegner fellowship in fiction, a “Discovery”/The Nation award, and a Pamaunok Poetry Prize, among other awards. An animated video from the title poem of her first book, The Alphabet Conspiracy, was showcased at the Association of Independent Commercial Producers Midwest Trade Show and can be viewed atritamaereese.com. Her second book, The Book of Hulga, won the Felix Pollak Prize in 2016. She is a co-director of literary arts at the Arts & Literature Laboratory in Madison, Wisconsin.