John Skoyles is the author of six books of poems: A Little Faith; Permanent Change; Definition of the Soul; The Situation; Inside Job, and Suddenly It's Evening: Selected Poems. He has also published a collection of personal essays, Generous Strangers; a memoir, Secret Frequencies: A New York Education; an autobiographical novel, A Moveable Famine: A Life in Poetry; and The Nut File, a collection of hybrid fiction/nonfiction. Driven, a memoir in the form of a travelogue, is forthcoming later in 2018. Skoyles’ work has appeared in The New York Times and The New Yorker, and he has been awarded two individual fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as grants from the New York State and North Carolina Arts Councils. He currently serves as the poetry editor of Ploughshares. http://johnskoyles.org/
Cassandra Atherton is a prose poet and Associate Professor in Writing and Literature. She was a Harvard Visiting Scholar in English 2015–16 and a Visiting Fellow at Sophia University, Tokyo in 2014. She has published 17 critical and creative books and has been invited to edit six special editions of leading journals. Cassandra is the successful recipient of many national and international grants including a VicArts grant (2015) and an Australian Council Grant (2016). Her most recent books of prose poetry are Trace (2015), Exhumed (2015) and Pika-don (2018), and a coedited collection of scholarship on the atomic bomb, The Unfinished Bomb: Shadows and Reflections (2017). She is the current poetry editor of Westerly magazine and is co-writing a scholarly book, Prose Poetry: An Introduction with Paul Hetherington for Princeton University Press.
Paul Hetherington has published and/or edited 25 books, included 13 full-length collections of poetry – most recently, the prose poetry sequence Íkaros (RWP, 2017) and Moonlight on Oleander: Prose poems (UWAP, 2018). He won the 2014 Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards (poetry) and was shortlisted in the 2018 Aesthetica Creative Writing Award (poetry), shortlisted for the prestigious 2017 New South Wales Premier’s Prize for Poetry and shortlisted for the international 2016 Periplum Book Competition (UK). He was awarded one of two places on the 2012 Australian Poetry Tour of Ireland and undertook an Australia Council for the Arts Literature Board Residency at the BR Whiting Studio in Rome in 2015-16. He is Professor of Writing in the Faculty of Arts and Design at the University of Canberra, head of the International Poetry Studies Institute (IPSI), and one of the founding editors of the international online journal Axon: Creative Explorations. He founded the International Prose Poetry Group in 2014.