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Observable: Marjorie Stelmach, Kimberly Johnson, Jay Hopler

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Marjorie Stelmach’s new collection of poems is "Falter" (Cascade Books, 2017). She is also the author of four previous volumes of poems, "Night Drawings" (awarded the Marianne Moore Prize), "A History of Disappearance," "Bent Upon Light," and "Without Angels." A selection of her poems received the first Missouri Biennial Award. Her work has recently appeared in "Boulevard," "Cincinnati Review," "Florida Review," "Gettysburg Review," "Image," "New Letters," "Poet Lore," and "Tampa Review."

Kimberly Johnson is the author of three collections of poetry, most recently "Uncommon Prayer" (Persea, 2014). Her translations from ancient poetry include "Virgil’s Georgics: A Poem of the Land" (Penguin Classics, 2009) and "Hesiod’s Theogony and Works and Days" (Northwestern UP, 2017), and she has also published a number of works of literary criticism on Renaissance literature. Recipient of fellowships and awards from the Guggenheim Foundation, the NEA, and the Utah Arts Council, she has recent work in "The New Yorker," "Kenyon Review," and "Ploughshares." She lives in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Jay Hopler is the author of "Green Squall" and "The Abridged History of Rainfall" (a Finalist for the 2016 National Book Award for Poetry) and the editor, with Kimberly Johnson, of "Before the Door of God: An Anthology of Devotional Poetry." He is the recipient of the Yale Series of Younger Poets Award, the Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writers Award, a fellowship from the Lannan Foundation, the Whiting Writers’ Award, and the Rome Prize in Literature, among others. He teaches in the writing program at the University of South Florida.

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