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Poetry Writing Faculty
Kate Angus is a founding editor of Augury Books and is Creative Writing Advisory Board Member for The Mayapple Center for Arts and Humanities. Her poetry and prose have appeared in Indiana Review, The Rumpus, Barrow Street, Subtropics, The Awl, The Hairpin, Gulf Coast, Court Green, Third Coast, Verse Daily, and Best New Poets 2010, among others. She has taught at the Notre Dame School, The New School, LIM College, and Interlochen Center for the Arts. She holds a BA from Brown University and an MFA in Poetry from The New School.
Mary Donnelly has published poetry in The Iowa Review, Open City, Crowd, failbetter, Nerve, 5AM, and Hunger Mountain. She is a poetry editor at The DMQ Review, an online literary magazine, and former co-director of the "Reading Between A and B" poetry series in New York City. She holds a BA from Columbia University and an MFA in Poetry from Bennington College.
BC Edwards is the author of the short story collection The Aversive Clause (Black Lawrence Press/Dzanc) and the poetry collections From the Standard Cyclopedia of Recipes (Black Lawrence Press/Dzanc), and To Mend Small Children (Augury Books), and his work is included in the anthologies Diving Divas and Zombiality. He has published poetry, fiction, and nonfiction in La Petite Zine, Freerange Nonfiction, Sink Review, Pax Americana, and Brooklyn Rail. He also serves as an executive producer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in New York.  He holds a BA from Reed College and an MFA in Creative Writing from the New School.  Also Teaches:  Creative Writing 101   Fiction Writing   Humor Writing   Take Away  
Matthew Lippman Matthew Lippman is the author of the poetry collections Monkey Bars (Typecast) and The New Year of Yellow (Sarabonde Books), and his work has appeared in The Best American Poetry of 1997. His poems have appeared widely in such journals as The American Poetry, Tin House, and Seneca Review. He has taught at the University of Iowa, Westchester Community College, Columbia University, Roslyn High School, and Beaver Country Day School. He holds an MFA in Poetry from the University of Iowa, and an M.Ed. from Columbia University.
Chip Livingston is the author of the story collection The Naming Ceremony (Lethe Press, 2014) and the poetry collections Crow-Blue, Crow-Black (New York Quarterly Books) and Museum of False Starts (Gival Press). His fiction and non-fiction are also widely published, in journals including Ploughshares, Cincinnati Review, Potomac Review, Court Green, Subtropics, and Crazyhorse. He has taught writing at the University of the Virgin Islands, the University of Colorado and Brooklyn College. He holds a BS and a BA in English from the University of Florida, an MA in Fiction Writing from the University of Colorado, and an MFA in Poetry Writing from Brooklyn College. Also Teaches:  Creative Writing 101  
Michael Montlack is the author of the poetry collection Cool Limbo (New York Quarterly Books), the chapbooks Cover Charge (Gertrude Press), Girls, Girls, Girls (Pudding House), and The Slip (Poets Wear Prada), and editor of the essay anthology My Diva (University of Wisconsin Press). He has published poetry in New York Quarterly, Cimarron Review, Poet Lore, Bloom, Court Green, Cream City Review, and Swink, and he is an associate editor for Mudfish. He holds a BA from Hofstra University, an MFA from the New School, and an MA from San Francisco State University, all in Creative Writing and Literature.
Kamilah Moon is the author of She Has A Name (Four Way Books). Her fiction, nonfiction and poetry have been published in Harvard Review, jubilat, Sou’wester, Oxford American, Lumina, Callaloo, Essence, Bloom, Gathering Ground, The Ringing Ear and Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry.  She has taught at Medgar Evers College-CUNY, Drew University, and Adelphi University. She holds a BA from Paine College and an MFA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College. Also Teaches:  Memoir Writing  
Jason Schneiderman is the author of the poetry collection Sublimation Point (Four Way Books). He has published poetry in such literary magazines as Columbia, Tin House, Grand Street, and Story Quarterly, and his work is included in the anthologies The Penguin Book of the Sonnet (Penguin), Bend, Don't Shatter (Soft Skull), and The New Breed: Gents, Bad Boys and Barbarians II (Windstorm). He has taught at Hofstra University. He holds a BA from the University of Maryland and an MFA in Creative Writing from NYU.
Erica Wright has published poetry in 2River View, Bateau, Harpur Palate, Memorious, the Minetta Review, Pequod, and Small Spiral Notebook, and she is the Senior Poetry Editor at Guernica. She has taught at Columbia University, the City University of New York, and New York University's School of Continuing and Professional Studies. She holds a BA from NYU and an MFA in Poetry from Columbia University.

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