Joanna Pearson's first book of poetry, Oldest Mortal Myth (2012), was chosen by Marilyn Nelson for the 2012 Donald Justice Prize. Her poems have appeared in various publications, including Best New Poets, Blackbird, Gulf Coast, The New Criterion, and Subtropics. She is also the author of a young adult novel, The Rites and Wrongs of Janice Wills (2011), and is currently completing a second young adult novel. She works as a resident physician at Johns Hopkins.
Megan McShea's writing has recently appeared in WORMS Quarterly, Furious Season, and The Shattered Wig Review, and her book A Mountain City of Toad Splendor was published in 2013 by Publishing Genius Press. She lives in Baltimore and works as an archivist.
Read poems by Joanna Pearson here.