Editors

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Kim Addonizio

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Kim Addonizio has been called “one of our nation’s most provocative and edgy poets.” Her latest books are Lucifer at the Starlite, a finalist for the Poets Prize and the Northern California Book Award; and Ordinary GeniusA Guide for the Poet Within, both from W.W. Norton.  Her novel-in-verse, Jimmy & Rita, was recently reissued by Stephen F. Austin State University Press. Kalima Press published her Selected Poems in Arabic. Addonizio’s many honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship, two NEA Fellowships, and Pushcart Prizes for both poetry and the essay. Her collection Tell Me was a National Book Award Finalist. Other books include two novels from Simon & Schuster, Little Beauties and My Dreams Out in the Street. Addonizio offers private workshops in Oakland, CA, and online, and often incorporates her love of blues harmonica into her readings. Her website is www.kimaddonizio.com.

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Michael Theune

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Michael Theune is the editor of Structure and Surprise: Engaging Poetic Turns (Teachers & Writers, 2007) and the host of the Structure & Surprise blog.  Theune’s poems, essays, and reviews have appeared in numerous publications, including journals such as College English, Jacket, and Pleiades, and books such as Mentor and Muse: From Poets to Poets (Southern Illinois University, 2010) and The Monkey & the Wrench: Essays into Contemporary Poetics (University of Akron, 2011).  He is an associate professor of English at Illinois Wesleyan University.

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Editorial Assistants

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Erica Kucharski

Erica Kucharski is a student at Illinois Wesleyan University.  She is pursuing a B.A. in English-Writing.

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Amy Fairgrieve (2012-2013)

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Assistants

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Kristina Dehlin

Mike Dickinson

Danielle Kamp

Colleen O’Connor

Nicole Pierce

Maggie Zeisset

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Erica Kucharski (2012-2013)

Emily Susina (2012-2013)

Al Maiocco (2012)

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Photographer

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Christopher Bray

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Consultants

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Michael Gorman

Rick Lindquist

Karen Schmidt

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Voltage Poetry was supported by an Illinois Wesleyan University Artistic and Scholarly Development Grant.