Laurie Macfee received an MFA in Poetry from Sierra Nevada College, and completed MFA Fine Arts studies at University of South Florida. She received the Redfield Fellowship for Book Arts, is a current guest poetry co-editor ofGreen Mountains Review, and past poetry editor of Sierra Nevada Review. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Forklift, Ohio, Blue Lyra Review, Big Bell, Brushfire, Halcyon, and the anthology Change in the American West among others. She was Writing Program Coordinator in VSC's Staff-Artist Program in 2015-16 and continues on as Grants Coordinator.
Ryan Walsh grew up in West Virginia. He is author of the chapbooks Reckoner (Chickadee Chaps & Broads, 2015) and The Sinks (Midwest Writing Center Press, winner of the 2010 Mississippi Valley Poetry Chapbook Contest). Poems have appeared in Blackbird, Ecotone; FIELD; Forklift, Ohio; Green Mountains Review; Narrative, and elsewhere. He has worked at the Vermont Studio Center since 2011.