Kate Gale is Managing Editor of Red Hen Press, Editor of the Los Angeles Review and President of the American Composers Forum, LA. She is the author of seven books of poetry including Echo Light (Red Mountain Press) and The Goldilocks Zone from the University of New Mexico Press in 2014 and six librettos including Rio de Sangre, a libretto for an opera with composer Don Davis which had its world premiere October 2010 at the Florentine Opera in Milwaukee.
Vanessa Gebbie, a Welsh novelist, short fiction writer, poet, editor and teacher who lives in England, writes in Ireland and walks in Scotland. Her books include The Coward’s Tale (novel, Bloomsbury), Words from a Glass Bubble and Storm Warning (short fictions, Salt), and The Half-life of Fathers (poetry, Pighog). An illustrated flash collection, Ed’s Wife and Other Creatures, is forthcoming from Liquorice Fish Books in late 2015, and a second poetry collection, Memorandum, is forthcoming in 2016 from Cultured Llama. (www.vanessagebbie.com)
America Hart…directs the MA Creative Writing Program at London Metropolitan University. Born and raised in Colorado, she lived in Boston and New York City before moving to London, where she lives with her partner, Seraphin. Her work has appeared in journals and publications such as Black Ice, Sniper Logic, Blackbox Manifold, Shearsman Magazine, Stride Magazine, and the Journal of African Cultural Studies. Her honors include a Rocky Mountain Women’s Institute Fellowship and the Jovanovich Award from the University of Colorado. She has received research grants to conduct fieldwork in Jamaica, Zimbabwe, and Ghana. into the silence: the fishing story is her first novel.
John McCullough’s first collection The Frost Fairs (Salt, 2011) won the Polari First Book Prize. It was a Book of the Year for The Independent and The Poetry School, and a summer read for The Observer. He lives in Hove.