Helena Mesa & Jay Baron Nicorvo with broadsides by Michelle Froh & Chad Pastotnik.
Helena Mesa is the author of Horse Dance Underwater and a co-editor of Mentor and Muse: Essays from Poets to Poets. She earned an MFA from University of Maryland, and a Ph.D. from University of Houston. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, she now lives in Ann Arbor and teaches creative writing at Albion College.
Jay Baron Nicorvo
Jay Baron Nicorvo has contributed poetry, fiction, nonfiction and criticism to The Literary Review, Guernica, The Iowa Review and The Believer. His debut poetry collection, Deadbeat, is being published by Four Way Books. He’s served on editorial staffs at Ploughshares and at PEN America, the literary magazine of the PEN American Center, and worked for the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses [clmp]. He teaches at Western Michigan University, where he’s faculty advisor to Third Coast, and he lives on an old farm outside Battle Creek with his wife, Thisbe Nissen, their son, Sonne, and a dozen vulnerable chickens. www.nicorvo.net