, Ph.D., is a national award-winning poet and fiction writer. She is author of the fictional works Erzulie’s Skirt (RedBone Press, 2006), When the Sun Once Again Sang to the People (KRK Ediciones, 2011), and Watermarks and Tree Rings (Tanama Press) and the poetry manuscript Kohnjehr Woman (RedBone Press, 2017). In 2015, she completed the first of her decade-long projects, Cantos, including her original poetry, with music composition by Martin Perna and original artwork by Youmna Chlala. She is an assistant professor at the University of Oregon.
Claudia F. Savage, M.A., is one-half of the performance duo Thick in the Throat, Honey and co-runs the forthcoming music-poetry label Thrum Recordings. Her collaboration reductions, about motherhood and ephemerality, with Detroit artist Jacklyn Brickman, will be exhibited November 2017 in Chicago. Her poems, essays, and interviews have been in Water-Stone Review, Nimrod, BOMB, Denver Quarterly, Columbia, and Drunken Boat/Anomaly, where she interviews Arab-American poets for her series, “Witness the Hour.” She’s the author of Bruising Continents (Spuyten Duyvil, 2017), The Last One Eaten: A Maligned Vegetable’s History (Finishing Line Press, 2005), and, with three other poets, The Hour of Anjali (Forty Fingers Press, 2003). She’s garnered awards from Jentel, Ucross, The Atlantic Center for the Arts, and RACC, and been a Best New Poets nominee. She lives with her husband and daughter in Portland, OR. Find her at Claudia F. Savage.