Winner of the Minnesota Book Award in three categories, Barton Sutter earned an M.A. in creative writing from Syracuse in 1975. For years, Sutter worked as a printer and freelance writer and part-time instructor at various universities. In 2011, he retired from over a decade of teaching full-time at the University of Wisconsin, Superior. His humorous, well-received, new book of poems is Nordic Accordion.
Poet and essayist Christian Wiman was raised in West Texas and earned a B.A. at Washington and Lee. Wiman served as editor of Poetry magazine for ten years. His latest book is Selected Poems. His essay collections include My Bright Abyss: Meditation of a Modern Believer and Ambition and Survival: Becoming a Poet. Wiman has taught at Stanford, Northwestern, and now Yale Divinity School.