This month, we are thrilled to feature the writing of Laura Wetherington, Ann Keniston, and Gayle Brandeis.
Laura Wetherington’s first book, A Map Predetermined and Chance (Fence Books 2011), was selected by C.S. Giscombe for the National Poetry Series. She currently teaches in Sierra Nevada College’s undergraduate English and low-residency MFA programs.
Ann Keniston is the author of the poetry collection The Caution of Human Gestures and a chapbook, November Wasps: Elegies, as well as coeditor of The New American Poetry of Engagement: A 21st Century Anthology and the scholarly study Ghostly Figures: Memory and Belatedness in Postwar American Poetry. Her poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Gettysburg Review, Crazyhorse, and Carolina Quarterly. She teaches at the University of Nevada, Reno and lives in Reno.
Gayle Brandeis is the author of the craft book, Fruitflesh: Seeds of Inspiration for Women Who Write, the chapbook Dictionary Poems, and the novels The Book of Dead Birds, which won Barbara Kingsolver’s Bellwether Prize for Fiction of Social Engagement, Self Storage, Delta Girls, and My Life with the Lincolns, which received a Silver Nautilus Book Award and was chosen as a state-wide read in Wisconsin. Her essays, poems and short fiction have appeared in such places as The Rumpus, The Nervous Breakdown, Salon and The Nation. Gayle served as Inlandia Literary Laureate from 2012-2014. She teaches for Sierra Nevada College, the Incarcerated Student Program through Lake Tahoe Community College, and the low residency MFA program at Antioch University, Los Angeles. Gayle is mom to kids born in 1990, 1993 and 2009; she lives in Incline Village with her youngest son and husband.