The Weight of AdditionJoseph Campana is the author of The Book of Faces (Graywolf, 2005). His poems appear in Beloit Poetry Journal, Hotel Amerika, New England Review, Gulf Coast, Prairie Schooner, Poetry, and TriQuarterly, and are forthcoming in Conjunctions, Kenyon Review, Subtropics, Field, Green Court, Cincinnati Review, and elsewhere. He is the recipient of a 2007 Creative Writing Fellowship in Poetry from the NEA. Currently, he is completing a book of poems called Sheltering Bough. He teaches Renaissance literature and creative writing at Rice University.

Untameable CityBarbara Ann Carle is a poet and personal essay writer. She was born and raised in New York City. In 2008 her poem, “The Battle,” won the Ted O. Badger Award. Her book, New York Rhapsody, was published in 2009. Her poems have appeared in the 2010, 2011, and 2012 Texas Poetry Calendars and 2013 Spring Rattle Magazine. She is a member of Gulf Coast Poets, Poetry Society of Texas, Spectrum Center Writers Guild, and Women in the Visual and Literary Arts. The mother of four and grandmother of six, she lives in Houston, Texas, with her husband Ed.

TimeSlice The Weight of Addition Improbable Worlds Daughter of Blake Carlisle, (who often bragged he was once a Texas Ranger), Dallas-born poet Mary Margaret Carlisle was named “a West Texas kind of gal” by 2009 Texas Poet Laureate, Larry Thomas. Her poetry's appeared in numerous anthologies; her latest publishing credit is from the 2012 Texas Poetry Calendar. Book shepherd and poetry coach, she was invited to give her 116th writing workshop for the Austin International Poetry Fest 2011. She lives in Webster, Texas, with her photographer husband, Leo Waltz. She insists, “Compassion is empathy in action. Write for yourself, write for others, act for peace and justice.”

The Weight of AdditionCyrus Cassells is the author of four acclaimed books of poetry: The Mud Actor, Soul Make a Path Through Shouting, Beautiful Signor, and More Than Peace and Cypresses. His fifth book, The Crossed-Out Swastika, is forthcoming. Among his honors are a Lannan Literary Award, a William Carlos Williams Award, a Pushcart Prize, two NEA grants, and a Lambda Literary Award. He is a tenured Associate Professor of English at Texas State University-San Marcos, and lives in Austin and Paris.

TimeSlice The Weight of Addition R. T. Castleberry is an assistant editor at Lily Literary Review, the former co-editor/co-publisher of the poetry monthly, Curbside Review and a co-founder/director of The Flying Dutchman Writers Troupe. His work has appeared in numerous journals including Green Mountains Review, The Alembic, Texas Review, Concho River Review, Poet Lore, Common Ground Review and Pacific Review.

TimeSliceJim Cavanaugh teaches English at the high school level. He recently completed a four year sabbatical leave to travel and compose original poetry. Prior to entering the field of Education, he had a career in social services which included work in drug and alcohol counseling, community mental health, institutional schooling, and family casework services. He was born in Buffalo, New York and had lived in New Jersey, Tennessee, and New Mexico before settling in Texas in 1977. His poems have been published in English In Texas, The Buffalo News, The Laurel, and the Limerick Leader, a newspaper in Limerick, Ireland.

Improbable WorldsHayan Charara is the author of The Alchemist‟s Diary (2001) and The Sadness of Others (2006), and editor of Inclined to Speak: An Anthology of Contemporary Arab American Poetry (2008). He is a recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts as well as the Lucille Joy Prize for Poetry. He earned his PhD from the University of Houston and teaches at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio. Born in Detroit, he lived in New York City for many years before moving to Texas with his wife, Rachel de Cordova, who traces her ancestry back to Jacob de Cordova, one of the founding fathers of Texas.

The Weight of AdditionD. B. Cherry received a Glenn C. Cambor / Inprint fellowship to attend the University of Houston Creative Writing Program. As an undergraduate, he was awarded the Sylvan Karchmer Prize for Fiction and the Howard Moss Prize for Poetry. He lives in Houston with his wife and daughter.

Improbable WorldsKelly Cherry was born in Baton Rouge, and though she left when she was five, grew up on her parents' stories about Louisiana and Louisiana State University. Her poetry publisher is Louisiana State University Press. She has published twenty books of fiction, poetry, essay, memoir, and criticism. The most recent titles are The Woman Who: Stories, The Retreats of Thought: Poems, and Girl in a Library: On Women Writers & the Writing Life. After teaching for many years at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, she now lives in Virginia, where she is currently Poet Laureate.

The Weight of AdditionDr. Mary Cimarolli, retired professor of English at Richland College, Dallas, Texas, has published poems in several anthologies and literary journals. Her memoir, The Bootlegger’s Other Daughter (Texas A&M University Press, 2003), was chosen as one of three finalists in 2004 for the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for the Art of the Memoir.

The Weight of AdditionSandra Cisneros is the author of three volumes of poetry: Bad Boys, 1980; My Wicked Wicked Ways, 1987; and Loose Woman, 1994, in addition to short stories, novels and essays. In 1995 Cisneros was awarded the MacArthur Foundation Fellowship. Most recently she was awarded the Texas Medal of the Arts, 2003. She has worked as a teacher, a poet-in-the-schools, and as a visiting writer at a number of universities across the country. Cisneros lives in San Antonio with her partner, a filmmaker, and several animals, little and large.

Dr. Mary Cimarolli, retired professor of English at Richland College, Dallas, Texas, has published poems in several anthologies and literary journals. Her memoir, The Bootlegger’s Other Daughter (Texas A&M University Press, 2003), was chosen as one of three finalists in 2004 for the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for the Art of the Memoir.

Improbable WorldsGeorge David Clark currently serves as the Olive B. O'Connor Fellow in Creative Writing at Colgate University. He holds an MFA from the University of Virginia and is a candidate for the PhD in creative writing at Texas Tech. His poems appear widely in such journals as Crab Orchard Review, North American Review, Quarterly West, Shenandoah, and Willow Springs and can be found online at Verse Daily and Poetry Daily. He lives in Lubbock, Texas, with his wife and son.

TimeSliceWm. Anthony Connolly is the author of three novels, The Jenny Muck, Get Back, and The Obituaries. He earned an M.F.A. at Goddard College in 2002, and is an English lecturer at Texas A&M University at Galveston. Connolly’s poetry and prose have appeared in numerous literary journals in his native Canada and the United States, including Clockhouse Review (Vermont), Nieve Roja (Colorado), Spiky Palm (Texas), and on Canada’s public broadcast network, CBC.

TimeSliceKaron Cook is a native West Texan and vocational vagabond. She has been a science teacher, college counselor, and United Methodist pastor. Currently, she telecommutes from her home in Houston and is Senior Research Scientist with the University of Washington. In addition to writing poetry, Karon has begun a memoir exploring the impact of the “recovered memory” movement on her family. When not writing, Karon is often sailing with her partner on their 30 year old sailboat.

Untameable City The Weight of Addition Kathleen Cook has lived in Houston all her adult life. It’s a great city for poetry, innovation, and mischief of all sorts, and she has been a beneficiary of this gumbo.

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Nicole Cooley
grew up in New Orleans. Her third book of poems, Breach, about Hurricane Katrina and the Gulf Coast, was published by LSU Press in April 2010. Her first book, Resurrection, won the 1995 Walt Whitman Award and was published by LSU Press in 1996. Her second book, The Afflicted Girls (2004), was chosen as one of the best poetry books of the year by Library Journal. She also published a novel, Judy Garland, Ginger Love. She directs the MFA program in Creative Writing and Literary Translation at Queens College, City University of New York, and lives outside of New York City with her husband and two young daughters.

Improbable WorldsThough originally from the Midwest—Michigan, Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin—Peter Cooley has lived over half his life in Louisiana and of his eight books of poetry seven of them are set there. His latest Louisiana connection is an ATLAS grant from the state to work on a book of poetry called AFTERMATHS: Poems on Louisiana After Katrina and the Oil Spill.

Untameable CitySara Cooper
received her M.F.A. in poetry at New Mexico State University. Her writing has appeared in Mid-American Review, BorderSenses, and Puerto del Sol. A chapbook of poems, Mis—, was published in 2014 (Grandma Moses Press). She teaches writing in Houston with Writers in the Schools and at the University of Houston, where she is pursuing a Ph.D.

Untameable City TimeSlice The Weight of Addition Sarah Cortez is a Councilor of the Texas Institute of Letters. An award-winning poet and editor, she has hundreds of poems, essays, and short stories published in magazines, journals, and anthologies.

TimeSliceCarol K. Cotten teaches writing and literature classes at Texas A&M University at Galveston. Her poetry has appeared in Avocet, Bayousphere, English in Texas, Bayou, Edgar, and the 2004 Houston Poetry Fest Anthology. Many of Carol’s poems originate from the long walks she takes in the marshes and pastures on Galveston Island’s West End.

Untameable City TimeSlice Kay L. Cox is a visual artist and poet, is the winner of the 2008 Robert Clark Appreciation Award and a member of Spectrum Writers Guild, Gulf Coast Poets, The Poetry Society of Texas, and Women in the Visual and Literary Arts. Her poems have been published in several Texas Poetry Calendars, Map of Austin, Sol Magazine, That Thing We Do, and anthologies. She has a gypsy soul, loves skinny vanilla lattes, hates housework and panty hose.

Improbable WorldsMaril Crabtree lived through her teen years in New Orleans before moving “up North” to Kansas City. Her poetry has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, most recently Imagination & Place, I-70 Review, Persimmon Tree, Coal City Review, Steam Ticket, and the forthcoming anthology, Begin Again (Woodley Press). She has two chapbooks, Dancing with Elvis (2005) and Moving On (2010), and is currently poetry co-editor for Kansas City Voices.

The Weight of AdditionMaryke Cramerus is a psychotherapist practicing in Houston, Texas. She has published articles on trauma, self-distancing and self-disavowing, and has a poem published in Poetry Midwest.

Untameable City Five Inprint Poets TimeSlice The Weight of Addition Improbable Worlds Stan Crawford is an attorney and a poet living in Houston, Texas. His poems have been published in The Comstock Review, Poet Lore, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, Illya’s Honey, and elsewhere. He has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and selected as a juried poet in the Houston Poetry Fest.

Untameable City TimeSlice The Weight of Addition Improbable Worlds Carolyn Dahl was the grand prize winner for her ekphrastic poem in the 2015 ARTlines2 Poetry Competition sponsored by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and Public Poetry. She has also been a PEN Texas finalist award winner in nonfiction; had work in the anthologies Goodbye, Mexico (Texas Review Press), Women On Poetry (McFarland), and Beyond Forgetting (Kent State); and been published in the literary magazines Colere, Copper Nickel, Camas, and Hawai’i Review. Also an artist, she is the author of Natural Impressions and Transforming Fabric, and a co-author with Carolyn Florek of The Painted Door Opened, a book of poetry and art.

Improbable WorldsKate Daniels, born and raised in Virginia, is the author of four volumes of poetry. Although she has lived all over the South for the past three decades, Louisiana remains her favorite part of the region. She lived in Baton Rouge from 1988 to 1991 while teaching at LSU. Currently, she resides in Nashville, where she is Professor of English and Creative Writing at Vanderbilt University. She visits Louisiana as often as possible.

Untameable City Improbable Worlds Robin Davidson is a poet, translator, and professor of literature and creative writing at the University of Houston-Downtown. She is author of two poem chapbooks, Kneeling in the Dojo and City that Ripens on the Tree of the World, and a full collection, Luminous Other. In 2003-4 she served as Fulbright professor of American literature at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland, and with Ewa Elżbieta Nowakowska, she translated a selection of Ewa Lipska’s poems, The New Century. She serves on the editorial board of the American Literary Press, Calypso Editions, and in 2015, was named Houston’s second Poet Laureate by Mayor Annise Parker.

Untameable CityMargo Davis is a recent Pushcart Prize nominee. Her poetry has appeared in Midwest Quarterly Review, Slipstream, Agave Magazine, A Clean, Well-Lighted Place; Texas Poetry Calendar, Houston Poetry Festival, and Goodbye, Mexico. When not working, she slips off to film festivals, where she reads poetry and foreign literature between screenings.

Untameable CityDiane DeGaetani started writing poetry at the age of twelve. As a child, she was very influenced by the Romantic poets and later by Zen poets and the Beats. She leans toward writing from an Eastern philosophical point of view. She edits and proofreads for a financial services company and formerly worked as a licensed massage therapist. She has been a featured reader at the Words & Art series at Rice University and her poetry has appeared in the Bayou Review. She is a native of Brooklyn, New York, and has lived in Houston since 2001.

TimeSlice The Weight of Addition André de Korvin was born in Berlin, Germany from Russian parents, and raised in Paris, France. Studied math at the Sorbonne and graduated with a Ph.D. in mathematics from UCLA. His first book of poems The Four Hard Edges Of War came out in 1992. His second book of poems Dreaming Indigo Time has been published in 2005 by Sulphur River Press.

The Weight of AdditionYsabel de la Rosa is a fourth-generation native Texan whose feature writing and poetry have appeared or are forthcoming in numerous publications in the U.S. and Spain, including Calyx, Nimrod, Oregon East, and Southwest American Literature. She was a finalist for the 2006 Pablo Neruda Poetry Award. She lives in Wichita Falls.

The Weight of AdditionCarol Denson writes poems and essays, often about the pleasures of being the mom of her nine-year-old son. She teaches second grade, is a very proficient sleeper, is very grateful there’s water in the creek behind the house, and loves to contra dance. She lives in Austin.

Untameable CityWinston Derden is a poet, fiction writer, and former journalist. His poetry publications include New Texas, two Houston Poetry Fest anthologies, Harbinger Asylum, Pink-Eye Lemonade, Big River Poetry Review, Illya’s Honey, Just This, and Barbaric Yawp. He is a Word Around Town veteran and a frequent headliner at Houston-area poetry readings. He also co-produces and hosts the reading/interview series Speak!Poet.

The Weight of AdditionMarco A. Domínguez currently resides in Lubbock, Texas, where he is working on his Ph. D. at Texas Tech University. He is an assistant poetry editor for both 32 Poems and Iron Horse Literary Review and his poetry has appeared in DIAGRAM, Indiana Review, Rattle, Willow Springs, and elsewhere.