2021 Authors

Here are the authors of the three chapbooks in our 2021-2022 catalogue – click the author image for a preorder link!

Paper and Stick
Priscilla Wathington

Priscilla Wathington is a Palestinian American writer, editor, and human rights advocate. Her poems and other writings have appeared in Gulf Coast,Michigan Quarterly Review, Salamander, Matter, The Normal School, Mizna, Sukoon, Al Jadid, and +972 Magazine, among others. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Author photo by Chad Wathington

Weren’t We Natural Swimmers
Aliah Lavonne Tigh

Aliah Lavonne Tigh’s poems have been featured in Guernica, The Texas Review, Matter Monthly, Storyscape, The Rupture, and others. Tigh has joined other writers for the Tin House Summer Workshop, read for Houston’s Poison Pen Reading Series and Hess Reading Series, contributed work for a Gulf Coast Journal and Texas Contemporary ekphrastic collaboration and was a grateful Recipient of Idyllwild Arts’ 2017 Bentley-Buckman Writing Fellowship. She holds poetry and philosophy degrees from the University of Houston and an MFA from Antioch Los Angeles. Tigh lives in Houston, Texas. You can follow her at @Alovetigh on Twitter.

Cynthia Hogue

Cynthia Hogue taught in the MFA program at the University of New Orleans before moving to Pennsylvania, where she directed the Stadler Center for Poetry at Bucknell University for eight years.  She then served as the Maxine and Jonathan Marshall Chair in Modern and Contemporary Poetry at Arizona State University until 2018.  Her nine collections of poetry include Revenance (2014) and In June the Labyrinth (2017), both from Red Hen Press. She co-authored When the Water Came: Evacuees of Hurricane Katrina (interview-poems with photographs by Rebecca Ross ), published in 2010 in the University of New Orleans Press’ Engaged Writers Series.  When the Water Came was named a Notable Book in 2010 by Poetry International.  Revenance was listed as one of the 2014 “Standout” books by the Academy of American Poets. Hogue’s tenth collection of poetry, instead, it is dark, will be published in 2023. Among her honors are a Fulbright Fellowship to Iceland, two NEA Fellowships, and the Witter Bynner Translation Fellowship, and the Harold Morton Landon Translation Award from the Academy of American Poets (2013).  She lives in Tucson.