Jessica Hendry Nelson is the author of the memoir IfOnly You People Could Follow Directions (2014), which was selected asa best debut book by the Indies Introduce New Voices program, the Indies NextList by the American Booksellers' Association, named a Best Book of the Yearby Kirkus Review. It received starred reviews in Kirkus andPublisher's Weekly, and reviewed nationally in print and on NPR—including twicein (O) Oprah Magazine—and was a finalist for the Vermont BookAward. Her work has appeared in TheThreepenny Review, Prairie Schooner, Tin House, The Los Angeles Review ofBooks, The Rumpus, The Carolina Quarterly, Columbia Journal, Painted BrideQuarterly, Crab Orchard Review, PANK, Drunken Boat and elsewhere. Sheteaches in the MFA Program at the University of Nebraska in Omaha and is anAssistant Professor of English at Virginia Commonwealth University. Her new book is acollection of essays about women and wonder.
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is the award-winning author of , amemoir about Edward Abbey and the search for home. Finding Abbey won the 2015 National Outdoor Book Award. He is also the author of ,which is poetic memoir about his time spent working as a trail builder in thePacific Northwest. Prentiss is also a creativewriting textbook writer, including and Advanced Creative Nonfiction, and the serieseditor for the . Prentiss is also co-editor of , a creative nonfiction craft anthology,and co-editor of . He and his family live on a small lakein northern Vermont, and he serves as an associate professor at NorwichUniversity and is a faculty member in the M.F.A. Writing and Publishing programat Vermont College of Fine Arts.
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