Katherine Bode-Lang & Laura Donnelly with broadsides by Emily Gadzinski & Crystal Shaulis.
Katherine Bode-Lang was born and raised in western Michigan, where she attended Hope College. Her chapbook, Spring Melt (Seven Kitchens Press), placed second in the 2008 Keystone Chapbook Contest and earned the New England Poetry Club’s Jean Pedrick Chapbook Award. She has published in numerous journals, including The American Poetry Review, The Mid-American Review, Beloit, The Cincinnati Review, Tupelo Quarterly, and Subtropics. Katherine earned her MFA in poetry at Penn State University, where she is now an IT Trainer in the Office of Research Protections. She lives in central Pennsylvania with her husband, Andrew.
Laura Donnelly’s first book, Watershed, won the 2013 Cider Press Review Editors Prize. She is also the author of the chapbook Nocturne – Schumann’s Letters (Finishing Line Press), and her poems have appeared in Cimarron Review, DIAGRAM, Flyway, PANK, Poetry East, Rhino, and elsewhere. Originally from Michigan, she holds an MFA from Purdue University and a PhD from Western Michigan University, where she was Editor-in-Chief of Third Coast. She lives in Central New York with her husband and is on the creative writing faculty at the State University of New York at Oswego.