Christopher Bursk is the winner of the 2005 Donald Hall prize in Poetry from AWP for his book The Improbable Swervings of Atoms published by University of Pittsburgh Press. Winner of Guggenheim, NEA, and PEW Fellowships, Bursk is author of nine books, including Ovid at Fifteen, published in the "New Issues" series by Western Michigan University, and his most recent being The First Inhabitants of Arcadia, published by the University of Arkansas Press. He teaches at Bucks County Community College. Alfred Encarnacion received degrees in English and Creative Writing from Temple University and an MLS from Clarion University. His poems, essays, and short fiction have appeared in numerous literary journals over the past decade, and he has received awards from the Academy of American Poets, the Indiana Writers Conference, and the 2005 Clarion University Writers Contest.