Paulenich is the author of three books of poetry, “Drift of the Hunt,” “Blood Will Tell” and “Old Brown,” and editor (with Kent Johnson) of “Beneath A Single Moon: Buddhism in Contemporary American Poetry.” He is a co-founder of the Northeast Ohio Master of Fine Arts program and professor emeritus at Kent State University-Salem.
Winter is an associate professor of English at Kent State University. His work has won the CRAFT Short Fiction Prize, a Pushcart Special Mention and an honorable mention for the J.F. Powers Prize, and he was a finalist for the Frank McCourt Memoir Prize. He has been a Tennessee Williams Scholar in fiction at the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and his work has been published in One Story, Salamander, PANK Magazine, Midwestern Gothic and Dappled Things, among others.