Christie is the author of four books of fiction—A Jeweler’s Eye for Flaw (UMASS, 2003), Hello, I Must Be Going (W.W. Norton, 2006), Elegies for the Brokenhearted (W.W. Norton, 2010) and Boy Meets Girl (forthcoming from New Issues Press, 2022). Her short fiction and essays have appeared in dozens of magazines. Her awards include a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, the AWP Prize in Short Fiction, the AWP Prize for the Novel, and a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship.
Ashley has worked in literary publishing since 2003 and at New Letters since 2009. She received her M.F.A. from Bowling Green State University. Her short stories and book reviews have appeared in Puerto del Sol, Cream City Review, Mid-American Review and Paste Magazine.
John is the Writer-in-Residence at Assumption University in Worcester, Mass. He won the AWP Donald Hall Prize in Poetry for Grace (U of Pittsburgh P, 2005). His fifth book, The Lord of Everywhere, is out from Lynx House/University of Washington Press. He has won the Grolier Prize for Poetry, an Arvon Foundation Award, the Yankee Magazine Award for Poetry, the Bluestem Award, the Balcones Prize, the Foley Prize, the Chad Walsh Prize from Beloit Poetry Journal, and a Massachusetts Cultural Council Award in Poetry. Poem included in Scribner’s Best American Poetry 2017.