Ben Berman’s first book, Strange Borderlands, won the 2014 Peace Corps Award for Best Book of Poetry and was a finalist for the Massachusetts Book Awards. His second collection, Figuring in the Figure, is recently out from Able Muse Press. He has received awards from the New England Poetry Club and fellowships from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and Somerville Arts Council. He is the Poetry Editor at Solstice Literary Magazine and teaches in the Boston area, where he lives with his wife and daughters.
Joshua Scott-Fishburn is a graduate of the Seattle Pacific MFA program, and has taught Creative Writing and Humanities for 9 years. He is an annual participant in the New England Young Writer’s Conference in Breadloaf, Vermont, teaches a craft-based and workshop-oriented personal essay course every summer, and enjoys writing each week with the Gloucester-based Ward 3 writer’s group. In June he included a chapbook of poems, Weather Report, in the show “Resist: The Art of Protest,” curated by Amanda Cook and Stevens Brosnihan. His work has appeared in Le Temps Retrouvé, the journal of Waring School. Joshua is on the board of the Gloucester Writer’s Center. He lives in Gloucester, MA, with three amazing young children and Rosemary Scott-Fishburn, a fantastic visual artist and photographer.