Austin Veldman is a poet, fiction writer, and songwriter from South Bend, Indiana. His poems have featured in Bateau, Dreams & Nightmares, The Slag Review, and others. He is currently finishing his MA in English from Indiana University South Bend and is an assistant editor at 42 Miles Press.
John Leonard is a writer of fiction, poetry, and short essays. He received a BA in English from Indiana University South Bend where he minored in creative writing and is currently studying to receive his Masters. He was the 2016 inaugural recipient of the Wolfson Poetry Scholarship. His previous works have appeared in Analecta, Tributaries, Twyckenham Notes, The Jawline Review and Up the Staircase Quarterly.
DAVID DODD LEE
Judge, Joe Bolton Poetry Award
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.