Alexis Pope is the author of Soft Threat (2014) and That Which Comes After (Big Lucks Books, 2017), and, with Joshua Young, I Am Heavy w/ Feeling: A Correspondence (Fog Machine, 2017). Poetry and nonfiction has appeared in cream city review, Denver Quarterly, jubilat, Poor Claudia, Powder Keg, Prelude, Sink, The Volta, and West Branch, among others. Pope lives in Chicago with her daughter.
Joshua Young is the author of Psalms for the Wreckage (Plays Inverse, 2017), The Holy Ghost People (Plays Inverse, 2014), and, with Alexis Pope, I Am Heavy w/ Feeling: A Correspondence (Fog Machine, 2017), as well as three other collections. Work has appeared in Gulf Coast, Puerto del Sol, Fugue, Court Green, and Vinyl, among others. Young lives in Chicago with two humans.
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