Mary Jane Nealon RN, MFA is the author of BEAUTIFUL UNBROKEN: One Nurse’s Life (Graywolf Press; 2011) and has published two collections of poetry: Rogue Apostle (Fourway Books; 2001) and Immaculate Fuel (Four Way Books; 2004). She is the recipient of fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference, The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation. In 2005 she was the Amy Lowell Poetry Traveling Scholar. She lives in Missoula, Montana where she works as the Director of Integration for Partnership Health Center.
Turner Canty received a BA from the University of Montana in English and Creative Writing, and now lives in Oakland, California. He writes poetry, and his work can be found in Fence, the Oval and other magazines. He is the newest edition to the Omnidawn feature writing team.
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