Telepoem Booth® Iowa is juried by the following poets:
Debra Marquart is a Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Iowa State University, Iowa’s Poet Laureate, and the Senior Editor of Flyway: Journal of Writing & Environment. She teaches in ISU’s MFA Program in Creative Writing and Environment and the Stonecoast Low-Residency MFA Program at the University of Southern Maine. A memoirist, poet, and performing musician, Marquart is the author of six books including The Horizontal World: Growing Up Wild in the Middle of Nowhere and a collection of poems, Small Buried Things: Poems. Marquart’s short story collection, The Hunger Bone: Rock & Roll Stories draws on her experiences as a former road musician. A singer/songwriter, she continues to perform solo and with her jazz-poetry performance project, The Bone People, with whom she has recorded two CDs. Marquart’s work has been featured on NPR and the BBC and has received over 50 grants and awards including an NEA Fellowship, a PEN USA Award, a New York Times Editors’ Choice commendation, and Elle Magazine’s Elle Lettres Award. debramarquart.com
Rustin Larson’s poetry has appeared in The New Yorker, The Iowa Review, and North American Review. He won 1st Editor’s Prize from Rhino and was a prize winner in The National Poet Hunt and The Chester H. Jones Foundation contests. His books of poetry include: Library Rain (Conestoga Zen Press, 2019); Howling Enigma (Conestoga Zen Press, 2018); Pavement ( Blue Light Press, 2017); The Philosopher Savant (Glass Lyre Press, 2015); Bum Cantos, Winter Jazz, and The Collected Discography of Morning (Blue Light Press, 2013); The Wine-Dark House (Blue Light Press, 2009); and Crazy Star (Loess Hills Books, 2005). He has been a seven-time nominee for a Pushcart Prize, has been a featured writer for the DMACC Celebration of the Literary Arts, and has been a finalist for the New England Review Narrative Poetry Competition 1985. rustinlarson.wordpress.com
Elizabeth Hellstern is a writer and an artist working to make word interactive. Her artwork includes national placements of the public art installation the Telepoem Booth®, where members of the public can dial-a-poem on a phone in a vintage phone booth. She is the author of the experimental poetry flow-chart series, How To Live: A Suggestive Guide from Tolsun Books and the editor of Telepoem Booth® Santa Fe: Collected Calls and Telepoem Booth®: Missed Calls and Other Poetry both from SkyHeart Editions. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from Northern Arizona University. Her multi-genre writing work has appeared in journals such as Hotel Amerika, American Journal of Poetry, North Dakota Quarterly, Slag Glass City, Queen Mob’s Tea House, The Tusculum Review, Inner Child Press, New World Writing and Cutthroat: A Journal of the Arts. Her creative projects have received funding from the Knight Foundation, New Mexico Humanities Council, Witter Bynner Foundation for Poetry, Iowa Humanities and National Endowment for the Humanities.
Telepoem Booth® Santa Fe was juried by the following poets:
Michelle Holland lives and writes in Chimayo, New Mexico. She has two published collections of poetry, Chaos Theory (Sin Fronteras Press), and "Event Horizon," in The Sound a Raven Makes (Tres Chicas Press), and winner of the New Mexico Book Award.
Karen Petersen has traveled the world extensively, publishing both nationally and internationally in a variety of publications. Most recently, she was published in The Manzano Mountain Review in the USA, The Bosphorus Review in Turkey and A New Ulster in Northern Ireland. In 2015, she read "In Memory of W.B. Yeats" at the Yeats Festival in Santa Fe, New Mexico and the KGB Bar in NYC. Her poems have been translated into Persian and Spanish. She holds a B.A. in Philosophy and Classics from Vassar College and an M.S. from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism.
Edie Tsong is an artist and a writer. Her projects explore intimacy, how we literally and metaphorically connect. She was the founding director of Cut+Paste Society and their city-wide project Snow Poems. She has collaborated on forget your perfect offering and Love Letter to the World. www.edietsong.com, www.snowpoemsproject.com
Darryl Lorenzo Wellington is a journalist, poet, and performance artist living in Santa Fe, NM. In 2017, he published Life's Prisoners. His manuscript received the Turtle Island Quarterly poetry chapbook award.
Telepoem Booth® NMHU was juried by the following poets:
Tyler Mills is the author of Hawk Parable, winner of the 2017 Akron Poetry Prize (forthcoming in 2019) and Tongue Lyre, winner of the 2011 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award (SIU Press 2013). Her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The Guardian, Poetry, and NER, and her creative nonfiction won the Copper Nickel Editor’s Prize in Prose and has also appeared in AGNI, The Rumpus, and elsewhere. She is editor-in-chief of The Account, an assistant professor at New Mexico Highlands University, and lives in Santa Fe. tylermills.com
Aaron Rudolph is a Las Vegas, NM native. He is the author of two poetry collections, Sacred Things and The Sombrero Galaxy, and a children’s nonfiction book, The Bermuda Triangle. He has lived in four states and teaches on the adjunct faculty at NMHU and Luna Community College. vacpoetry.org/the-sombrero-galaxy. Aaron is also the founding editor of Cuento Magazine, a journal for micro prose and poetry that has been publishing on Twitter @CuentoMag since 2010.