Maxine Scates and Joy Manesiotis

Maxine Scates’ fourth book of poems, My Wilderness, was published by the University of Pittsburgh Press in 2021.  Her poems have been widely published in such journals as AGNI, The American Poetry Review, The Iowa Review, Ironwood, The New England Review, The New Yorker, Ploughshares, Plume, Poetry Northwest, Poetry and The Virginia Quarterly Review and have received, among other awards, the Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize, the Stafford/Hall Award for Poetry and two Pushcart Prizes.



Joy Manesiotis is the author of three collections of poems, A Short History of Anger, chosen by Brenda Hillman for The New Measure Poetry Prize (Free Verse Editions/Parlor Press), Revoke (Airlie Press), and They Sing to Her Bones, which won the New Issues Poetry Prize. Poems and essays have appeared in literary journals and anthologies, including The American Poetry Review, Poetry, Massachusetts Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, and Poetry International. She is the Edith R. White Distinguished Professor Emerita in Creative Writing, University of Redlands, California.