Kara Candito & Sean Bishop with broadsides by Kate Demke and Randy Walker
Kara Candito is the author of Spectator (University of Utah Press, 2014), winner of the Agha Shahid Ali Poetry Prize and Taste of Cherry (University of Nebraska Press, 2009), winner of the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry. Her poems have been published in AGNI, The Kenyon Review, jubilat, Drunken Boat, The Southern Review, Forklift Ohio, The Rumpus, Indiana Review, Best New Poets 2007, and elswhere. A Pushcart Prize winner and recipient of scholarships and awards from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Council for Wisconsin Writers, the Vermont Studio Center, the MacDowell Colony, and the Santa Fe Arts Institute, Candito is a co-curator of the Monsters of Poetry reading series, a creative writing professor at the University of Wisconsin, Platteville, and a co-director of Membership for VIDA: Women in Literary Arts.
Sean Bishop is the author of The Night We’re Not Sleeping In (Sarabande, 2014), selected by Susan Mitchell as winner of the 2013 Kathryn A. Morton Prize in Poetry. His poems have appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, Best New Poets, Boston Review, jubilat, Ploughshares, Poetry, and elsewhere. He is the founding editor of Better (bettermagazine.org), and he co-hosts the weekly Better podcast. He lives in Madison, Wisconsin, where he teaches creative writing and creative writing pedagogy and coordinates the MFA and Fellowship programs at UW–Madison.