Poet, visual artist, and oral historian Susan Eisenberg works within and across genres, playing with scale and juxtaposition to investigate issues of power and social policy. Her fifth poetry collection, Stanley’s Girl (Cornell, 2018) is rooted in her experience as one of the first women to enter the construction industry, and reflections from that vantage point. She’s the author of We’ll Call You If We Need You: Experiences of Women Working Construction, With a New Preface, and an online exhibition, On Equal Terms: Gender and Solidarity. Her essay in Denise Levertov, In Company explores that mentorship’s impact on her writing.
Aaron Tillman is Associate Professor of English and Director of the Honors Program at Newbury College. His short story collection, Every Single Bone in My Brain, was published by Braddock Avenue Books in July 2017, and his book of critical nonfiction, Magical American Jew, was published by Lexington Books in November 2017. He is a 2019 and 2018 Pushcart Prize nominee, and his fiction has appeared in Mississippi Review, Glimmer Train, Harpur Palate, Narrative Magazine, Sou’wester, upstreet, The Madison Review, great weather for MEDIA, and elsewhere. He lives in Boston and can be found online at aarontillmanfiction.com.
Dan Lynn Watt, the author of History Lessons: A Memoir of Growing up in an American Communist Family, grew up in New York during the McCarthy Period. The book describes the idealism of his early years, and how he and his extended family fought for racial equality, social and economic justice, while struggling with political repression. Dan is retired from a long career as an innovator in educational reform movements. His book, Learning with Logo (1983), sold more than 100,000 copies worldwide. He is currently part of several Boston area writers networks including the North Cambridge Arts Association, the William Joiner Institute’s Writers Workshop, and the Bagel Bards. He and his wife, poet Molly Lynn Watt, live in Cambridge Cohousing.
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