Kim Bridgford is the director of the West Chester University Poetry Center and the West Chester University Poetry Conference. As editor of Mezzo Cammin, she was the founder of The Mezzo Cammin Women Poets Timeline Project, which was launched at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington on March 27, 2010, and will eventually be the largest database of women poets in the world. She is the author of eight books of poetry: Undone; Instead of Maps; In the Extreme: Sonnets about World Records, winner of the Donald Justice Prize; Take-Out: Sonnets about Fortune Cookies; Hitchcock's Coffin: Sonnets about Classic Films; Bully Pulpit; Epiphanies; and the forthcoming Doll. She was a Ucross fellow.
Pat Valdata is an award-winning writer with more than twenty years of experience in corporate communications and public relations. She has a Masters in Fine Arts in Writing from Goddard College. Her publications include Inherent Vice, a book of poetry published by Pecan Grove Press in 2011, the same publisher that printed her poetry chapbook Looking for Bivalve, which was a contest finalist in 2002. Her second novel, The Other Sister, won a gold medal from the Hungarian Association's Arpad Academy. Her first novel, Crosswind, was published in 1997 by Wind Canyon Books. Pat has twice received Individual Artist Awards from the Maryland State Arts Council for her poetry. In 2013, she was awarded a grant from the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation for a residency at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.
Janna Moretti received her B.A. in Political Science--International Relations from West Chester University with minors in Philosophy, History, and Peace and Conflict Studies. She is a member of the National Political Science Honor Society and the National Foreign Language Honor Society. She was a volunteer for the Domestic Violence Center of Chester County. She is a United States Marine Corps veteran. Aligning her passions, social justice and activism have found their home on the page. She is a writer--fiction, non-fiction, poem, song, blog. She is currently a graduate student at West Chester University working towards her M.A. in English with a concentration in Creative Writing.
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