Squaring the Circle (Salmon, 2017) is Philip Fried's seventh book of poetry. Thomas Lux said of his work, "I love Philip Fried's elegant quarrels with the cruelty and ignorance of the world..." and Carol Rumens writing in the Guardian, praised Interrogating Water, his sixth book, for "the valor and vision of its protest." Fried's poems and reviews have appeared in numerous journals. In addition to writing poetry, he edits The Manhattan Review, an international poetry journal he founded in 1980.
Richard Hoffman has published four volumes of poetry, Without Paradise; Gold Star Road, winner of the Barrow Street Press Poetry Prize and the Sheila Motton Award from The New England Poetry Club; Emblem; and his new collection Noon until Night. His other books include the celebrated Half the House: a Memoir, published in a 20th Anniversary Edition last year, the 2014 memoir Love & Fury, and the story collection Interference and Other Stories. His work, both prose and verse, appears in such journals as Agni, Barrow Street, Consequence, Harvard Review, Hudson Review, The Literary Review, The Manhattan Review, Poetry, Witness and elsewhere. A former Chair of PEN New England, he is Senior Writer in Residence at Emerson College in Boston.
Maeve Kinkead is an Emmy-winning actress who has worked widely in theatre, film and TV. In 2008 she received her M.F.A in poetry from the Warren Wilson College M.F.A. Program for Writers. Her poetry has appeared in Cortland Review, Provincetown Arts, Shadowgraph Magazine and elsewhere. A Dangling House (Barrow Street Press, 2017) is her first book of poems.