D. Nurkse: BA, Harvard. is the author of eleven collections of poetry, most recently Love in the Last Days, The Border Kingdom, Burnt Island, The Fall, The Rules of Paradise, Leaving Xaia, Voices over Water, and, most recently, A Night in Brooklyn; poems have appeared in The New Yorker, Atlantic Monthly, and six editions of the Best American Poetry anthology series. Recipient of a literature award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Guggenheim fellowship, a Whiting Writers’ award, two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, two New York Foundation for the Arts fellowships, and two awards from The Poetry Foundation; a finalist for the Forward Prize for best poetry book published in the United Kingdom. SLC, 2004–. Purchase D. Nurkse’s work here.
Quincy Scott Jones MFA ’15 is the author of the The T-Bone Series (Whirlwind Press, 2009) and the forthcoming How to Kill Yourself Instead of Your Children (C&R Press, 2021). His work has appeared in the African American Review, The North American Review, Love Jawns: A Mixtape, and The Feminist Wire as well as anthologies Resisting Arrest: Poems to Stretch the Sky, COVID Chronicles: A Comics Anthology, and Black Lives Have Always Mattered: A Collection of Essays, Poems, and Personal Narratives. His graphic narrative, “>Black Nerd<,” is in the works. With Nina Sharma he co-created Blackshop, a column that thinks about allyship between BIPOC people, featured on Anomaly.