John Hoppenthaler’s books of poetry are Lives of Water (2003), Anticipate the Coming Reservoir (2008), and Domestic Garden (chosen by Barbara Hamby as the winner of the Brockman-Campbell Award for best volume of poetry written by a NC writer in 2015), all with Carnegie Mellon University Press. With Kazim Ali, he has co-edited a volume of essays and interviews on the poetry of Jean Valentine, This-World Company. For the cultural journal Connotation Press: An Online Artifact, he edits "A Poetry Congeries." He is a Professor of Creative Writing and Literature at East Carolina University and was raised in Rockland County, NY.
Keetje Kuipers is the author of two collections of poetry, both with BOA Editions. Beautiful in the Mouth was selected by Thomas Lux as the winner of the A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize. Named one of the top ten debut poetry books of 2010 by Poets & Writers, her first book also appeared in the top ten on the contemporary poetry bestseller list. Her second collection, The Keys to the Jail (2014), was nominated for the LA Times Book Prize in poetry and was a book club selection for The Rumpus. A recipient of the Pushcart Prize, her poems, essays, and short stories have appeared in such publications as American Poetry Review, Orion, and the anthology Best American Poetry. She lives with her family in Seattle, where she teaches at Hugo House and is an associate editor at Poetry Northwest.
Keetje Kuipers, as part of Taylor Mali's Page Meets Stage series peforms "Finally" at the Bowery Poetry Club: