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Emily Lake Hansen (she/her) is a fat, bisexual, and invisibly disable poet and memoirist and the author of the poetry collection Home and Other Duty Stations (Kelsay Books, 2020) as well as the chapbook The Way the Body Had to Travel (Dancing Girl Press, 2014). Her poetry and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in Pleiades, 32 Poems, Hobart, Glass: A Journal of Poetry, Atticus Review, The Shore, Up the Staircase Quarterly, and SWWIM among others. She received a B.A. in English Literature from Agnes Scott College and an MFA in creative writing from Georgia College and is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Georgia State University. A receiptient of the 2022 Longleaf Poetry Fellowship and an Honorable Mention for the 2022 Limp Wrist Glitter Bomb Award, Emily lives in Atlanta where she serves as an instructor of English & Creative Writing at Agnes Scott College.
Her most recent chapbook Pharaoh's Daughter Keeps a Diary (Kissing Dynamite Press, forthcoming 2022) is a series of persona poems from the perspective of the Judeo-Christian figure the Pharaoh’s Daughter. Through these poems, Lake Hansen explores themes of connection and communication with God as well as with the concepts of lineage and belonging as it relates to adoption, motherhood, and womanhood.

Jenny Molberg is the author of the poetry collections Marvels of the Invisible (winner of the Berkshire Prize, Tupelo Press, 2017), Refusal (LSU Press, 2020), and The Court of No Record (forthcoming from LSU Press, 2023). She edited the Unsung Masters book, Adelaide Crapsey: On the Life & Work of an American Master. She has received fellowships and scholarships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Sewanee Writers Conference, Vermont Studio Center, and the Longleaf Writers Conference. Her work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Ploughshares, AGNI, VIDA, The Missouri Review, The Rumpus, The Adroit Journal, Oprah Quarterly, and other publications.

Molberg holds a BA from Louisiana State University, an MFA from American University, and a PhD from the University of North Texas. She is Associate Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Central Missouri, where she directs Pleiades Press and co-edits Pleiades magazine. Find her on Twitter at @jennymolberg.

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