Ashley Capps received an MFA from the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop. Her first book of poems, Mistaking the Sea for Green Fields, was published in 2006. She has held fellowships from the Iowa Arts Council, the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, and the NEA. She lives in Bloomington, IL.
Gabriel Gudding is the author of _Rhode Island Notebook_ (Dalkey, 2007) and _A Defense of Poetry_ (Pitt, 2002), and recently three or so chapbooks. His work appears in such anthologies as _&Now: Best Innovative Writing_, _Great American Prose Poems_, and _Best American Poetry_. He teaches poetics, literature, and poetry writing at Illinois State University.
Nick Demske is the author of Nick Demske (FENCE Books, 2010), curator and host of the BONK! reading and performance series in Racine, WI., where he works as a librarian, and then some. More of his thoughts and works can be found at: http://nickipoo.wordpress.com/