April Showers . . . and Simmers
Mairéad Byrne’s publications include three poetry collections, Talk Poetry (Miami University Press 2007), SOS Poetry (/ubu Editions 2007), and Nelson & The Huruburu Bird (Wild Honey Press 2003); three chapbooks, An Educated Heart (Palm Press 2005), Vivas (Wild Honey Press 2005), and Kalends (Belladonna* 2005); and two talk-essays. “Some Differences Between Poetry & Standup” (UbuWeb 2005), and “Avant-Garde Pronouns” (Avant-Post: The Avant-Garde in the Era of Post-Ideology, ed. Louis Armand, Litteraria Pragensia 2006). She is an Associate Professor of English at Rhode Island School of Design in Providence. With Ian Davidson, she is the co-manager of the listserv British & Irish Poets. Before immigrating to the United States in 1994, she was a journalist, playwright, arts centre director, and teacher in Ireland.
Jordan Davis's first book of poems is Million Poems Journal. His reviews of books of poems have appeared at Constant Critic, and in Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, Paper, the Village Voice, and the Chicago Review. With Chris Edgar he edits The Hat, a sometimes annual literary journal. He lives in New York with his son and his wife, the writer Alison Stine Davis.
Alison Stine is the author of the chapbook Lot of my Sister, winner of the Wick Prize, from Kent State University Press. Her awards include a Wallace Stegner Fellowship in Poetry from Stanford University. Her poems have appeared in Poetry, The Paris Review, The Kenyon Review, Tin House, New England Review, and many others, and are forthcoming in The Bedside Guide to the No Tell Motel: 2nd Floor Edition. She lives with her husband and stepson in New York, where she is finishing her first novel.