Kathy Fagan Grandinetti + Lisa Richter
Kathy Fagan is the author of five books of poems: Sycamore, forthcoming from Milkweed Editions in 2017; The Raft, a National Poetry Series Award Winner; MOVING & ST RAGE, winner of the 1998 Vassar Miller Prize for Poetry; The Charm (2002); and LIP (2009). Her poems have been widely anthologized and her work has appeared in such publications as Poetry, The Paris Review, FIELD, The Kenyon Review, Slate, Ploughshares, The New Republic, River Teeth, and The Missouri Review. She is the recipient of Fellowships in Poetry from the NEA, the Ingram Merrill Foundation, The Frost Place and the Ohio Arts Council. As director of Ohio State's creative writing program, she continues to serve as advisor to The Journal, for which she and Michelle Herman were awarded the 2004 Ohioana Award for Editorial Excellence. Fagan is also series editor for The Ohio State University Press/The Journal Wheeler Poetry Prize.
Lisa Richter is poet, writer, lifelong storyteller, workshop facilitator, and teacher. Based in Toronto, she has also lived in Montreal, Vancouver and Tel Aviv. Her poetry and non-fiction have been featured in both journals and anthologies, including Minola Review, The Puritan, The Malahat Review, Literary Review of Canada, and The Toronto Quarterly. Her chapbook, Intertextual, was published by Pooka Press in 2010. In 2015, her suite of poems, “Where the Old Road Begins,“ was longlisted for the CBC Poetry Prize. Her first full-length collection, Closer to Where We Began, is now available from Tightrope Books.