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Steve Cwodzinski

Steve Cwodzinski’s first book, Beyond the Lesson Plan, is a compilation of motivational stories based on his life experiences and his career as a high school American Government and American History teacher. Cwodzinski got the inspiration for his book from the 12,000 students he taught, and learned from, during his 33 year career. During his…
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Jonathan Slaght

Jonathan C. Slaght is the Russia & Northeast Asia Coordinator for the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). He manages research projects involving endangered species such as Blakiston’s fish owls and Amur tigers, and coordinates WCS avian conservation activities along the East Asia-Australasian Flyway from the Russian Arctic to the mudflats of Southeast Asia. Slaght’s first book,…
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Roy Guzmán

Roy G. Guzmán was born in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, and grew up in Miami, Florida. Their debut collection, Catrachos, is a 2020 finalist for the Minnesota Book Award in Poetry. Guzmán is a 2019 National Endowment for the Arts fellow and a 2017 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg poetry fellow. They are currently pursuing a…
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Jeffrey Zuckerman

Jeffrey Zuckerman is a Minneapolis freelance editor and writer. A native of Pittsburgh, Zuckerman is a former social worker, an award-winning newspaper reporter, editor, and university writing instructor at the University of Minnesota, and for many years he directed the writing center at Walden University. For the past several years he has cofacilitated a monthly…
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Torrin Greathouse

torrin a. greathouse is a transgender cripple-punk, and MFA candidate at the University of Minnesota. Their work is published in POETRY, Ploughshares, New England Review, and The Kenyon Review. She is a 2021 NEA Literature Fellow. Her debut collection Wound from the Mouth of a Wound was the winner of the Ballard Spahr Prize for…
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Nicole Kronzer

Nicole Kronzer is the author of the young adult novels Unscripted and the forthcoming The Roof Over Our Heads. Unscripted was named a Best Book for Young Adults by the American Library Association and was a Minnesota Book Award Finalist. Kronzer is also a high school English teacher and former professional actor. She loves to…
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Kaia Solveig Preus

Kaia Preus received her MFA from Hollins University and was a 2019 Author Fellow through the Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing. Her first book, The War Requiem, is a finalist for the 2021 Minnesota Book Award and won the 2018 Essay Press and University of Washington Bothell MFA in Creative Writing and Poetics Book…
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Donna Sidwell DeGracia

Donna Sidwell DeGracia is a physician assistant and an educator whose life and work have taken her from distant corners of the globe to intimate conversations about aspects of life that patients may not have shared with anyone else. Sometimes it is her own experiences as a patient, or as one acculturating to a new…
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Bonnie Graves

Author of children’s books, both fiction and non-fiction, and professional books on teaching reading, Bonnie Graves spent her growing-up years in Southern California. There she romped through childhood with her boy cousins and their pals and in her preteen years wrote and produced plays for family and neighbors. A former elementary school teacher, her work…
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Alan Perry

Alan Perry’s debut poetry chapbook, Clerk of the Dead, was a finalist and honorable mention in the Cathy Smith Bowers Chapbook competition. His poems have appeared in Tahoma Literary Review, Heron Tree, Sleet Magazine, Gyroscope Review, Zingara Poetry Review and elsewhere, and in several anthologies. He is a Senior Poetry Editor for Typehouse Literary Magazine,…
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