Richard Widerkehr's newest book of poems is In The Presence Of Absence. He has one other collection of poems, The Way Home, along with three chapbooks and a novel. Recent work has appeared in publications like Rattle, Writer’s Almanac, and Arts & Letters. Alice Derry's new book is Hunger, She was a runner-up for The Washington State Book Award. She has five other books, has published widely, and she co-directed the Foothills Writers Series, hosting about fifteen readings a year. Gayle Kaune's new book is Noise From Stars, and others are All The Birds Awake and Still Life In The Physical World, along with two chapbooks. She's won many awards such as Washington Poets Awards, the Ben Hur Lampmann Award, and her poems have appeared in Poet And Critic, Seattle Review, and many others.