Austin Veldman is a poet, fiction writer, and songwriter from South Bend, Indiana. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Atlanta Review, Bateau, Dreams & Nightmares, and others. He has a B.A. and M.A. in English from Indiana University South Bend where he currently is an Adjunct Professor teaching poetry. Veldman is the Founding Editor of Twyckenham Notes, a Pushcart winning literary magazine and home of the Joe Bolton Poetry Award. A father of two boys, Theo and Daniel, he lives in South Bend with his wife, Maggie.
John Leonard is a writing professor and assistant editor of Twyckenham Notes, a poetry journal based out of South Bend, Indiana. He holds an M.A. in English from Indiana University. His previous works have appeared in Poetry Quarterly, Sheila-Na-Gig, Fearsome Critters: A Millennial Arts Journal, Up the Staircase Quarterly, Eunoia Review, Neologism, Anti-Heroin Chic, Foliate Oak Literary Magazine, and Burningword Literary Journal. His work is forthcoming in Chiron Review, PoeticDiversity, Rockvale Review, Blue Earth Review, Roanoke Review, Rock & Sling, and the Rappahannock Review. John was the 2016 inaugural recipient of the Wolfson Poetry Award, 2018 recipient of the Josephine K. Piercy Memorial Award, and the 2019 recipient of the David E. Albright Memorial Award and Hatfield Merit Award. He lives in Elkhart, Indiana with his wife, three cats, and two dogs. You can find him on Twitter at @jotyleon.
DAVID DODD LEE
David Dodd Lee is the author of ten books of poems, including Orphan, Indiana (Akron, 2010) and And Others, Vaguer Presences, a new book of Ashbery erasure poems published by BlazeVox in 2017. Lee is the director of 42 Miles Press, which is based in the Department of English at Indiana University South Bend. He serves as the judge for the annual 42 Miles Press Poetry Award. Winners of the book award include Allan Peterson, Carrie Oeding, Erica Bernheim, Bill Rasmovicz, and Betsy Andrews.