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Anna Maria Hong is the winner of the 2014 Clarissa Dalloway Prize from the A Room of Her Own Foundation for her novella H & G. A former Bunting Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and the recipient of Poetry magazine’s 2013 Frederick Bock Prize, she has stories and poems recently appearing in The Iowa Review, Boston Review, The Nation, Harvard Review,Conduit, Great River Review, China Grove, Fence, Bone Bouquet, The Volta, Verse Daily, Drunken Boat, Green Mountains Review, Unsplendid, Southwest Review, 250 Poems, Best New Poets, and The Best American Poetry. A Contributing Editor at The Offing, she teaches creative writing at Ursinus College, where she is the Visiting Creative Writer, and at the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program. Her chapbook Hello, virtuoso! was published by the Belladonna* Collaborative.
Jason Zuzga was born in Camden, NJ, in 1972 and grew up in Cherry Hill. During a year off from college, he interned at the Ecco Press, lived in Montreal, sailed on a tall ship, did marine biological research, and drove a horse-drawn carriage around Independence Hall. After college, he lived in New York City, where he was employed in a number of publishing jobs. He completed an MFA in poetry and nonfiction at the University of Arizona and has been awarded residential fellowships at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown and the James Merrill House. His work has appeared in The Yale Review, The Paris Review, and Tin House, among many other publications. He is currently a graduate student at the University of Pennsylvania, working on a dissertation about nature documentary and media. He is the Other/Nonfiction Co-Editor of FENCE. His book of poetry, HEAT WAKE, has been recently published by Saturnalia Books.