2014 Featured Writers

David Jauss


David Jauss is the author of three short story collections, Glossolalia: New & Selected Stories, Black Maps, and Crimes of Passion; two poetry collections, Improvising Rivers and You Are Not Here; and the essay collection On Writing Fiction.  He has also edited three anthologies: Words Overflown by Stars: Creative Writing Instruction and Insight from the MFA Faculty of Vermont College of Fine Arts; The Best of Crazyhorse: Thirty Years of Poetry and Prose; and (with Philip Dacey) Strong Measures: Contemporary American Poetry in Traditional Forms.

His stories and poems have appeared in numerous magazines, including The Georgia Review, The Missouri Review, The Nation, The Paris Review, Ploughshares, Poetry, Seems, and Shenandoah, and they have been reprinted in Best American Short Stories and the O. Henry Prize and Pushcart Prize annual anthologies, as well as in The Pushcart Book of Short Stories: The Best of the First 25 Years of The Pushcart Prize and  The Poetry Anthology, 1912-2002: Ninety Years of America’s Most Distinguished Verse Magazine.  His awards include the AWP Award for Short Fiction, the Fleur-de-Lis Poetry Prize, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, a James A. Michener Fellowship, and three fellowships from the Arkansas Arts Council and one from the Minnesota State Arts Board.  A Professor Emeritus at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, he teaches in the low-residency MFA in Writing Program at Vermont College of Fine Arts.

Karla Huston

First choice

Winner of a Pushcart Prize, Best of the Small Presses award in 2011, Karla Huston earned an MA in English/Creative Writing from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. She is the author of a full collection of poems A Theory of Lipstick (Main Street Rag Publications: 2013) and seven chapbooks, most recently Outside of a Dog (dancinggirlpress: 2013). She serves on the board of directors for the Council for Wisconsin Writers, Foot of the Lake Collective, and The Mill: A Place for Writers.

Her poems, reviews and interviews have appeared in many regional and national journals. She has conducted poetry workshops for students and teachers at the UW Whitewater High School Creative Writing Festival and has taught poetry writing at Write by the Lake, AllWriters and many other venues. Currently, she teaches at The Mill: A Place for Writers, Appleton.