Tobias Wray’s debut poetry collection, No Doubt I Will Return a Different Man (Cleveland State University Press, 2021), was selected by Randall Mann for the Lighthouse Poetry Prize. His work has found homes in various literary journals, including Blackbird, Bellingham Review, Meridian, Third Coast, and Hunger Mountain. Some poems also appear in the forthcoming The Queer Nature Anthology (Autumn House Press, 2021) and The Queer Movement Anthology of Literatures (Seagull Books, 2021). He directs the creative writing programs at the University of Idaho on the Palouse, where he lives with his hiking partner, Andy.
The son of immigrants from China, David Woo was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. His first collection of poetry, The Eclipses, won the A. Poulin Jr. Poetry Prize. His second book, Divine Fire, was published by UGA Press in the Georgia Review books imprint. Of this book, Washington Post critic Ron Charles named it one of 2021’s best poetry collections, stating “I’ve now read Woo’s collection three times, and each time I find it more remarkable.” Woo’s work has been widely published in magazines such as the New Yorker, the New Republic, and the Threepenny Review and in anthologies such as the Library of America’s American Religious Poems and The Open Boat: Poems from Asian America.
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