About the Editors
Author or editor of ten university press-published, nationally distributed books, William Wright has placed essays, reviews, academic articles, translations, and poetry in journals such as Shenandoah, North American Review, New Letters, Antioch Review, Nimrod, New Orleans Review, Connecticut Review, Smartish Pace, Colorado Review, Southern Poetry Review, Academic Exchange Quarterly, Epoch, AGNI, Atlanta Review, and many others. Currently he is working on a novel, a new collection of poems, a book-length co-translation of German poetry, and, with his wife, Michelle, an anthology of contemporary Southern Gothic fiction by women. His full-length poetry collections include Night Field Anecdote (Louisiana Literature Press, 2011), Bledsoe (Texas Review Press, 2011), and Dark Orchard (Winner of the Texas Review Breakthrough Poetry Prize, 2005). He has published two poetry chapbooks: Sleep Paralysis (Winner of the 2010 South Carolina Poetry Initiative Prize) and The Ghost Narratives (Finishing Line Press, 2008). He is series editor and volume co-editor of The Southern Poetry Anthology (Texas Review Press), and four volumes have appeared thus far (South Carolina, Mississippi, Contemporary Appalachia, and Louisiana). The fifth edition, featuring poets of Georgia, will be released in fall of 2012. In 2009, Wright earned a Ph.D. in Creative Writing and Modern and Contemporary American Literature from the University of Southern Mississippi's Center for Writers. He has been editing dissertations, theses, essays, and creative works for fourteen years.
With a professional background in advertising, comic book and graphic novel publishing, and education, and with a Ph.D. in Creative Writing and Literature from the Center of Writers at The University of Southern Mississippi, Michelle Nichols-Wright approaches proofreading, writing projects, and editorial jobs with enthusiastic creativity. Currently an English Lecturer at Southern Polytechnic State University in Marietta, Georgia, Dr. Nichols-Wright is actively engaged in researching and writing contemporary fiction and nonfiction with work included in such publications as Bitter Oleander, The 2012 Zahir Fiction Anthology, Pank, and The Texas Review.