Mary Biddinger


Mary Biddinger is the author of five full-length poetry collections, including Small Enterprise and The Czar. Her sixth book, Partial Genius, will be published by Black Lawrence Press in August 2019. She teaches literature and creative writing at The University of Akron and NEOMFA program, and edits the Akron Series in Poetry for The University of Akron Press. Poems have recently appeared or are coming soon in Court Green, Poetry, Tupelo Quarterly, and Waxwing, among others. Biddinger has been the recipient of three Individual Excellence Awards in poetry from the Ohio Arts Council, and received a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship in 2015. She is currently at work on a new manuscript of small poems about ordinary things. Find her online at and @marybid on Twitter.

Fall Tour

9/30  Florida SouthWestern

10/1  University of Tampa

10/2  St. Leo University

10/3  St. Petersburg College

Spring Tour 

2/10   Miami Dade College

2/11   Valencia College

2/12   College of Central Florida

2/13   Flagler College

Kristen Arnett

Kristen Arnett is a queer fiction and essay writer. She was awarded Ninth Letter's 2015 Literary Award in Fiction, was runner-up for the 2016 Robert Watson Literary Prize at The Greensboro Review, and was a finalist for Indiana Review's 2016 Fiction Prize. She's a columnist for Literary Hub and her work has appeared or is upcoming at North American ReviewThe Normal SchoolGulf CoastTriQuarterlyGuernicaElectric LiteratureMcSweeneysPBS NewshourLiterary HubVolume 1 Brooklyn, OSU's The JournalCatapultBennington ReviewPortland ReviewTinHouse Flash Fridays/The GuardianSalonThe Rumpus, and elsewhere. Her debut story collection, Felt in the Jaw, was published by Split Lip Press and was awarded the 2017 Coil Book Award. Her novel, Mostly Dead Things, will be published by Tin House Books in June 2019.

She is represented by Pande Literary Agency.


Fall Tour

9/30  Miami Dade College

10/1  Valencia College

10/2  College of Central Florida

10/3  Flagler College


Spring Tour

2/10  Florida SouthWestern 

2/11  University of Tampa

2/12  St Leo University 

2/13  St. Petersburg College