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Dell Lemmon has been involved with the art world for decades, in various capacities such as gallery assistant, artist studio manager, scholar, and collector. She is the author of two books of poetry, both published by Box Turtle Press, Are You Somebody I Should Know? (2020) and Single Woman (2016). Her poems have appeared in Brooklyn Poets Anthology, Court Green, Cape Cod Poetry Review, Mudfish, WSQ, and Washington Square Review, among other publications. She lives in Brooklyn and sometimes on Cape Cod too.
Richard J. Fein has published eleven books of poetry. His book Kafka's Ear has won the Maurice English Award. He has also published three books of his translations of Yiddish poetry: Selected Poems of Yankev Glatshteyn; With Everything We've Got; The Full Pomegranate: Poems of Avrom Sutzkever. And he has also published three books of prose: Robert Lowell, a critical study; The Dance of Leah, a memoir of Yiddish; Yiddish Genesis, personal essays. He was born in Brooklyn, New York.
Terry Phelan earned her MFA from Mills College. Her poetry has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and has appeared in numerous literary magazines. Her first book of poetry, Husk, was published in 2007 by Box Turtle Press, which also published her second collection, Fires in Sonoma in 2013, and now her third book, Mad Love in 2021. Terry is former Chair of the Marin Poetry Center and served on the Steering Committee for the Marin Poet Laureate program, and in 2020 was named an Associate Editor of Mudfish.
Jill Hoffman is the Founding Editor of Mudfish and Mudfish Individual Poet Series/Box Turtle Press. Mudfish 22 has just been released and there are now 16 volumes by individual poets. Jill's first book of poems, Mink Coat, was published by Holt, Rinehart and Winston in 1973, and she was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship; her first novel, Jilted, was published by Simon & Schuster in 1993. In 2000, Box Turtle Press published black diaries, her second collection, and in 2018 a book-length-poem, The Gates of Pearl. She teaches a Tribeca writing workshop, now on Zoom, and is also a painter.