Katie Chaple is the author of Pretty Little Rooms (Press 53, August 2011), winner of the 2012 Devil’s Kitchen Reading Award in Poetry through Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. She is editor of Terminus Magazine, published through Georgia Tech and also serves as the McEver Chair in Community Outreach with Poetry @ TECH. Her work has appeared in such journals as Antioch Review, Crab Orchard Review, Greensboro Review, Mead, New South, Passages North, StorySouth, The Rumpus, Washington Square, and others. She teaches at the University of West Georgia.
Theresa Davis is one of Atlanta's best known performance poets, giving voice to the things that you've been thinking but never could articulate. Theresa has forged an impressive career as a solo performer, winning poetry slams and featuring at spoken word venues around Atlanta and the nation, as well as leading writing and performance workshops and headlining conferences across the southeast. She is a member of The Word Diversity Collective/Art Amok and represented Atlanta as a member of the 2006 - 2011 Art Amok Slam Team. In March of 2011 Theresa was ranked #1 female slam poet in the world as the winner of the Women of the World Poetry Slam.
Travis Wayne Denton lives in Atlanta where he is the Associate Director of Poetry @ TECH as well as McEver Chair in Poetry at Georgia Tech. He is also founding editor of the literary arts publication, Terminus Magazine. His poems have appeared in numerous journals, magazines
and anthologies, such as Five Points, Ghost Town, MEAD: a magazine of literature and libations, The Atlanta Review, The Greensboro Review, Washington Square, Forklift, Rattle, Birmingham Poetry Review, and the Cortland Review. His second collection of poems, When Pianos Fall from the Sky, was published by Marick Press.
Travis Denton’s Books:
- The Burden of Speech (C & R Press, 2009)
- When Pianos Fall from the Sky (Marick Press, 2012)
- My Stunt Double (forthcoming Marick Press, 2017)
- Aliens, Cyborgs, Zombies and the Ongoing Apocalypse: Sci-Fi Poems for the 20th Century and Beyond (C & R Press, Anthology 2017)
Kodac Harrison grew up in Jackson, Georgia. and after earning a BS from Georgia Tech, and a MBA from Tulane, he committed himself to a life as an artist. He played his first professional gig at “East of Eden” in Salinas, California. Since then, he has made 17 recordings of original music and spoken word, embarked on 7 tours of Europe, co-edited 4 anthologies of poetry, and sold his original paintings. Kodac held the visiting McEver Chair of Poetry at Georgia Tech in 2010. In 2013, he released his first book, which is a retrospective of poems and lyrics entitled The Turtle and the Moon. In late 2014, Kodac released his 17th musical recording entitled, The Lucky One. In the winter of 2015, Senate Records released an audio version of his book. Kodac is chairman of Poetry Atlanta and hosts the award winning Java Monkey Speaks.
In addition to having been on the writing faculties of the country's most prestigious M.F.A. and Creative Writing Programs (Columbia University, Boston University, University of Iowa, University of Michigan, University of Houston, and the University of California, Irvine, among others), Thomas Lux taught at Sarah Lawrence College for twenty-seven years, the last nineteen of which, he was director of its M.F.A. Program in Poetry. Lux has published fourteen books of poems, most recently To the Left of Time, and several limited edition books that have earned him, among other awards and prizes, the $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Prize, four Pushcart Prizes, and grants from the Mellon Foundation, the Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, and three from the National Endowment for the Arts. Lux was also awarded the Robert Creeley Award. He has been further honored with the Bank of New York Award for Excellence in Teaching. In 2003, Lux was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from Emerson College, Boston. He's recently edited and written the introduction for Bill Knott's I Am Flying into Myself: Selected Poems 1960-2014 (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2017.)
Books of Poetry by Thomas Lux
- Memory's Handgrenade (Pym-Randall, 1972)
- The Glassblower's Breath (Cleveland State, 1976)
- Sunday (Houghton Mifflin, 1979)
- Half Promised Land (Houghton Mifflin, 1986)
- The Drowned River: New Poems (Houghton Mifflin, 1990)
- Split Horizon (Houghton Mifflin, 1994)
- The Blind Swimmer: Selected Early Poems 1970 - 1975 (Adastra Press, 1996)
- New and Selected Poems: 1975 - 1995 (Houghton Mifflin, 1997)
- The Street of Clocks (Houghton Mifflin, 2001)
- The Street of Clocks, British Edition (Arc Publishing, 2003)
- The Cradle Place (Houghton Mifflin, 2004)
- God Particles (Houghton Mifflin, 2008)
- Child Made of Sand (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012)
- To the Left of Time (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016)