Mark Wagenaar & Chelsea Wagenaar with Broadsides by Audrey Mills and Rachel Singel.
Mark Wagenaar is the 2016 winner of Red Hen Press’s Benjamin Saltman Prize, for his forthcoming book Southern Tongues Leave Us Shining. His first two, The Body Distances (A Hundred Blackbirds Rising), and Voodoo Inverso, won UMass Press’s Juniper Prize & U of Wisconsin Press’s Pollak Prize, respectively. He has also won a number of poetry prizes, including the James Wright Prize and the Pablo Neruda Prize. His poems have appeared in or are forthcoming from The New Yorker, Tin House, 32 Poems, Field, Southern Review, Image, & many others. He is currently serving as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Valparaiso University.
Chelsea Wagenaar is the author of Mercy Spurs the Bone(Anhinga 2015), selected for the 2013 Philip Levine Prize. She holds a B.A. from the University of Virginia and a Ph.D. from the University of North Texas. Her poems appear recently and are forthcoming in The Southern Review, Poetry Northwest, Cave Wall, and Arkansas International. She is at work on a second book of poems and teaches at Valparaiso University, where she is a postdoctoral Lilly Fellow.