Untameable City The Weight of Addition Evangelina Vigil is a nationally recognized poet and the recipient of prestigious literary awards. She is the author of several books of poetry and a children’s book published by Arte Publico Press. She also is translator of the literary classic Y No Se Lo Tragó la Tierra/And the Earth Did Not Devour Him by Tomás Rivera and editor of the first anthology of U.S. Latina literature. She holds the post of public information officer with the City of Houston and is a longtime adjunct lecturer at the University of Houston, where she teaches U.S. Hispanic literature.

Elizabeth Wallace is a poet and psychiatrist living in Toronto. She has attended poetry workshops at Inprint in Houston, Gemini Ink in San Antonio, and the University of Toronto. She was a Featured Poet at the Houston Poetry Fest 2004, and her work has been published in the Houston Poetry Review, The American Psychoanalyst, and Five Inprint Poets. She was recently a finalist for the Random House Canada Student Writing Award.

Untameable City TimeSlice The Weight of Addition Improbable Worlds Randall Watson's The Sleep Accusations received the Blue Lynx Poetry Award at Eastern Washington University and is currently available through Carnegie Mellon University Press. His first book, Las Delaciones del Sueño, was published in a bi-lingual edition by the Universidad Veracruzana in Xalapa, Mexico. His novella, Petals, (under the pseudonym Ellis Reece) won the Quarterly West Novella Competition.

Untameable CityWeasel is a writer and overall degenerate poet. He received his B.A. in literature at the University of Houston-Clear Lake, and started Weasel Press. The vagabond poet has released a full-length poetry collection, Ashes to Burn (Transcendent Zero Press). His writing has been accepted in several publications, including Houston’s Harbinger Asylum, Threshold, Permian Basin Beyond 2014, Hunger For Peace, Everything on Earth is Huge and We’re All On It, and di-vêrsé-city. He also appeared in a small documentary about art, “Something Out of Nothing (S.O.O.N),” directed by Mitchell Dudley.

Untameable City TimeSlice Chuck Wemple is a scientist and poet currently living and working in Houston, Texas. His interest in poetry began when he enrolled in a creative writing class at the University of Montana. An elective course at the end of his senior year, an afterthought at the time, the class has heavily influenced his life. He has written poetry for more than twenty-eight years; served as co-editor of the poetry review Spiky Palm; met his wife Mary at a poetry reading; and is currently exploring the world of executive management. His poetry incorporates themes of mythology, magical realism, and occasional circus bears.

The Weight of AdditionSasha West’s poetry and reviews have appeared or are forthcoming in American Letters & Commentary, The Canary, Pebble Lake Review, Third Coast, Margie, Born, Chelsea, American Poet, and Ninth Letter. Her work has been nominated for a Pushcart prize. She received her doctorate from the University of Houston, where she was the managing editor of Gulf Coast for three years. She currently teaches creative writing at Rice University as the Parks Fellow.

The Weight of AdditionLowell Mick White’s work has been published in three dozen or so journals, most recently in Callaloo, Iron Horse Literary Review, and Short Story. In 1998 he was awarded the Dobie-Paisano Fellowship by the University of Texas at Austin and the Texas Institute of Letters. He is currently a PhD student at Texas A&M University in College Station, where he specializes in creative writing, teaches prose fiction and freshman composition, and co-edits the journal Big Tex[t].

Untameable City The Weight of Addition Scott Wiggerman is the author of three books of poetry, Leaf and Beak: Sonnets, Presence, and Vegetables and Other Relationships; and the editor of several volumes, including Wingbeats: Exercises & Practice in Poetry, Lifting the Sky: Southwestern Haiku & Haiga, and Wingbeats II. Recent poems have appeared in Naugatuck River Review, Frogpond, Pinyon Review, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, and the anthologies This Assignment Is So Gay, Pushing the Envelope and The Queer South. He is chief editor for Dos Gatos Press, now of Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Improbable WorldsDara Wier was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, and raised on the river south of New Orleans in Naomi in Plaquemines Parish. Her Selected Poems was published in 2010 by Wave Books. On the core faculty of the University of Massachusetts Amherst's MFA Program for Poets & Writers, she co-directs and co-founded Amherst's Juniper Inititative for Literary Arts & Action and the Juniper Summer Writing Institute and leads workshops and form and theory seminars. With Emily Pettit and Guy Pettit, she publishes and edits for Factory Hollow Press. Her poetry has been awarded The Poetry Center at San Francisco State's Book of the Year Award and the American Poetry Review's Jerome Shestack Prize.

Untameable City Improbable Worlds Steve Wilson, who teaches at Texas State University, has poems in journals and anthologies nationwide. His most recent book is The Lost Seventh. His work also appeared in the recent Mutabilis anthology, Improbable Worlds.

Untameable CityS.L. Wisenberg was born in St. Joseph Hospital, which was segregated at the time. Schools: Beth Yeshurun, Longfellow, Johnston, Bellaire. Jobs: Astroworld, Houston West Side Reporter. Books: The Sweetheart Is In (Northwestern University Press); Holocaust Girls: History, Memory & Other Obsessions (Nebraska); The Adventures of Cancer Bitch (Iowa); and Moments in Selma & Other Glimpses of the South (with more Jews than you would think), forthcoming in fall 2015 from University of Georgia Press. She lives in Chicago.

The Weight of Addition Improbable Worlds Susan Wood's fourth book of poetry, The Book of Ten, was published by the University of Pittsburg Press in 2011. Her third book, Asunder, was a National Poetry Series selection, and her second, Campo Santo, won the Lamont Prize of the Academy of American Poets. A former Guggenheim and NEA fellow, she has had poems selected for a Pushcart Prize and for Best American Poetry in 2000 and 2006. In 2009, she received the James Dickey Prize in Poetry from Five Points. She is the Gladys Louise Fox Professor of English at Rice University.

TimeSliceChristopher Woods is the author of a prose collection, Under A Riverbed Sky (Panther Creek Press), and a collection of stage monologues for actors, Heart Speak (Stone River Press). He is a native Houstonian.

TimeSlice The Weight of Addition Adam Zagajewski was born in Lvov, Poland, and lives in Krakow and Chicago, where he teaches at the University of Chicago. He taught in the Creative Writing Program at the University of Houston for 19 years. He was awarded the 2004 Neustadt International Prize for Literature, and is the author of Eternal Enemies, A Defense of Ardor and Without End: New and Selected Poems (Farrar, Straus and Giroux). He is also the editor of Polish Writers on Writing (Trinity University Press).

TimeSliceJane Zimbaldi grew up in Houston where she attended the University of St. Thomas and earned a BA in English. Since graduation she has pursued a career in marketing, first at The Blood Center and currently at Ernst & Young. In her spare time she is a volunteer reader at Taping for the Blind.

Untameable CityVanessa Zimmer-Powell is a member of Houston’s Poets in The Loop. She is frequently featured at the Rice Gallery Words & Art Reading Series, the Friendswood Public Library Reading Series, and has been a featured reader at the Houston First Friday Reading Series. She has been interviewed by Catherine Lu of Houston Public Media for her ekphrastic poetry and was the winner of a Rick Steve’s Haiku Award. Her poetry has been published in the The Avocet, the Austin International Poetry Fest Anthology, Blue Hole, Ekphrasis, the Houston Poetry Fest Anthology, Harbinger Asylum, and the Texas Poetry Calendar.


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