Jane Satterfield is the author of two poetry collections: Assignation at Vanishing Point and Shepherdess with an Automatic. Among her awards are an N.E.A. Fellowship and the Faulkner Society Gold Medal, as well as residencies from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. A new manuscript, Her Familiars, was a finalist for this year’s National Poetry Series, and her poem, “The War Years,” won the 2011 Mslexia Poetry Competition.
Ned Balbo received the 2010 Donald Justice Prize for The Trials of Edgar Poe and Other Poems. His previous books are Lives of the Sleepers, Galileo’s Banquet, and the chapbook Something Must Happen. He has received three Maryland Arts Council grants, the Robert Frost Foundation Poetry Award, and the John Guyon Literary Nonfiction Prize. He teaches at Loyola University Maryland.
Virginia Crawford, Poet-in-Residence with the Maryland State Arts Council, teaches through the Artists-in-Education program. Her first collection of poems, Touch, was featured on WYPR’s Maryland Morning. Her poems have appeared in Gargoyle, The Mas Tequila Review, The Potomac: A Journal of Poetry and Politics, and others.
Sam Schmidt's first collection of poems, Suburban Myths, comes out this year. His work has appeared in the Maryland Poetry Review, Black Moon, the Dancing Shadow Review, the Potomac Review, and Gargoyle. With his wife, he coedited the anthology, Poetry Baltimore: Poems about a City. He founded WordHouse, Baltimore's newsletter for writers.