Sarah Maclay & Holaday Mason

Sarah Maclay is the author of three collections of poetry—Music for the Black Room, The White Bride and Whore (winner of the Tampa Review Prize for Poetry). Her poems and criticism appear in APR, Ploughshares, FIELD, The Writer’s Chronicle, VerseDaily, The Best American Erotic Poems: 1800 to the Present, The Laurel Review, Pool, Slope, Lyric, The Journal, Poemeleon and numerous other spots including Poetry International, where she serves as Book Review Editor. Her Fugue States Coming Down the Hall is anthologized in Scenarios: Scripts to Perform. In 2008 she became the founding artistic director of The 3rd Area: Poetry at Pharmaka, a reading series more recently at Frank Pictures Gallery in Santa Monica. A 2009 Grisham Visiting Writer and recipient of a Special Mention in Pushcart Prize XXXI, she teaches creative writing and literature at Loyola Marymount University, conducting periodic workshops at The Ruskin Art Club and Beyond Baroque.

Holaday Mason is the author of Towards the Forest & Dissolve (New River Press 2007, 2011), Light Spilling From Its Own Cup (Inevitable Press 1999) and Interlude (Far Star Fire Press 2001). Pushcart nominee, publications include Poetry International, American Literary Review, Pool, Smartish Pace, Runes, Solo, The River Styx, The Spoon River Review, and The Laurel Review. Co-editor of Echo 68, she lives in Venice California where she sometimes serves as artist in residence for Beyond Baroque.