2016-2017 Florida Writers Circuit

Maile Chapman

Maile Chapman is the author of the novel Your Presence Is Requested at Suvanto, short-listed for the Guardian First Book Award and a finalist for the PEN Center USA literary award in fiction. Her stories have appeared in A Public SpaceDublin Review, Fairy Tale Review, Best American Fantasy, and GRANTA Online, among others. She received her MFA in Fiction from Syracuse University and a PhD in English from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and has been a fellow at the New York Public Library’s Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers as well as a Fulbright Grantee to Finland. She teaches in the English department and MFA program at University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and serves as editor of Witness magazine.

Dan Albergotti

Dan Albergotti is the author of The Boatloads (BOA Editions, 2008) and Millennial Teeth (Southern Illinois University Press, 2014), as well as a limited-edition chapbook, The Use of the World (Unicorn Press, 2013). His poems have appeared in The Cincinnati ReviewFive PointsThe Southern ReviewThe Virginia Quarterly Review, and two editions of the Pushcart Prize, as well as other journals and anthologies. A graduate of the MFA program at UNC Greensboro and former poetry editor of The Greensboro Review, Albergotti is a professor of English at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, South Carolina.

Elizabeth A.I. Powell

Elizabeth A.I. Powell is the author of "The Republic of Self" a New Issue First Book Prize winner, selected by C.K. Williams. Her second book of poems, “Willy Loman’s Reckless Daughter: Living Truthfully Under Imaginary Circumstances” won the 2015 Anhinga Robert Dana Prize, selected by Maureen Seaton. Her poetry has appeared in the Pushcart Prize Anthology 2013Alaska Quarterly ReviewBarrow StreetEcotoneHarvard ReviewIndiana ReviewMissouri ReviewMississippi ReviewSlopeSugarhouse ReviewPloughsharesPost RoadZocalo Public Square, and elsewhere. She is Editor of Green Mountains Review, and Associate Professor of Creative Writing at Johnson State College. She also serves on the faculty of the low-residency MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Nebraska-Omaha and the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA in Writing and Publishing. She lives in Vermont.

Michelle Boisseau

Michelle Boisseau won the Tampa Review Prize for her fifth book of poems, Among the Gorgons, published by University of Tampa Press in 2016. Her A Sunday in God-Years, Arkansas 2009, in part examines her paternal ancestors’s slave-holding past in Virginia, into the 17th century. Trembling Air was a PEN USA finalist, University of Arkansas Press, 2003; she’s also published Understory, the Morse Prize, Northeastern University Press, 1996, and No Private Life, Vanderbilt, 1990.  Recent poems appear in Best American Poetry 2016Poetry DailyPoetryGettysburg ReviewYale Review, and Shenandoah. Her textbook, Writing Poems (Longman), is now in its 8th edition, with her colleague Hadara Bar-Nadav. Boisseau has twice been awarded fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts. She teaches in the MFA program at the University of Missouri-Kansas City where she is Senior Editor of BkMk Press and Contributing Editor of New Letters.