Priscilla Becker’s first book of poems, Internal West, was the winner of The Paris Review book prize. Her poems have appeared in Fence, Open City, Boston Review, The Paris Review, Raritan, American Poetry Review, and other journals. Her collection, Stories That Listen, was released from Four Way Books in the fall of 2010. She has completed her third book, Pure Brown, a chapbook A Very Young Black Hole, and a collection of essays: Morbid Dyslexia.
Joshua Mehigan's first book, The Optimist, was a finalist for the 2005 Los Angeles Times Book Prize. His poems have appeared in The New Yorker, Poetry, The Paris Review, and other periodicals. He is the recent recipient of Poetry magazine’s Editor’s Prize for Feature Article, and of a Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. His second book, Accepting the Disaster, is forthcoming from Farrar, Straus and Giroux in spring 2014.
John Poch’s most recent book, Dolls, a collection of poems, was published in September 2009 with Orchises Press. Two Men Fighting with a Knife (Story Line Press 2008) won the Donald Justice Award. His first book, Poems, was published in January 2004 from Orchises Press and was a finalist for the PEN/Osterweil prize. Poch was a recipient of the “Discovery”/The Nation Prize in 1998. He has published poems in Ploughshares, Paris Review, The New Republic, Yale Review, Iowa Review, Agni, and many other literary magazines.