John Casteen

Free Union

John Casteen is the author of Free Union and For the Mountain Laurel. He has contributed poems to VQR, The Paris Review, The Southern Review, Fence, Ploughshares, and Best American Poetry. He teaches at the University of Virginia.

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Randall Couch


Randall Couch, author of Peal, edited and translated Madwomen: The “Locas mujeres” Poems of Gabriela Mistral, winner of the UK Poetry Society’s Popescu Prize, and a PEN Translation Award finalist. His poetry and criticism appear in numerous books, anthologies, and journals.

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Sandra Bain Cushman

Sandra Bain Cushman is the founder of Orchestral Maneuvers, a project arising from thirty-three years of international workshops taught by guitarist Robert Fripp. Cushman is  a lecturer in the McIntire Department of Music and for the Contemplative Sciences Center at the University of Virginia and a certified teacher of the Alexander Technique.



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