CM Burroughs has been awarded fellowships and grants from Yaddo, The MacDowell Colony, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Cave Canem Foundation, Callaloo Writers Workshop and the University of Pittsburgh. She has received commissions… from the Studio Museum of Harlem and the Warhol Museum to create poetry in response to art installations. A Pushcart Prize nominee and a finalist for the 2009 Gift of Freedom Award, her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in journals including Callaloo, jubilat, Ploughshares, VOLT, Bat City Review, and Sou’wester. Her poem “Artist’s Delight” was published as a broadside in 2008 for Pennsylvania’s Public Poetry Project, and appeared in the literary journal Tuesday; An Art Project. Burroughs is a graduate of Sweet Briar College and the MFA program at the University of Pittsburgh. She lives in Chicago, IL, where she is the Elma Stuckey Poet-in-Residence at Columbia College of Chicago.
Cristina Correa is a writer who uses words to observe and analyze the world. Her work is both politically and creatively charged by the several cultures she claims. As a native Chicagoan, she participates in local non-profit organizations and social justice groups as an administrator and teacher. Most recently, she has been published in Ariel, Latina Voices, Say What Magazine, Ghost Factory Magazine and has featured in the Proyecto Latina and Palabra Pura reading series. Her chapbook this is the year. was published by Watch the Steps Press.