Tonya Foster & Martha Ronk

Tonya Foster is a poet. A recipient of fellowships from NYFA, Macdowell, the Ford and Mellon Foundations, Tonya is also a PhD student in the English department at the Graduate Center at the City University of New York.  Her poems and essays have appeared in magazines such as NY Arts MagazineNYFA Quarterly,CallalooThe Hat, and Western Humanities Review. Foster is the author of A Swarm of Bees in High Court (2013) and coeditor with Kristin Prevallet of Third Mind: Teaching Creative Writing Through Visual Art (Teachers & Writers Collaborative, 2002). Martha Ronk is the author of nine books of poetry, most recently, Partially Kept, published by Nightboat Books, and Vertigo, a National Poetry Series selection, published by Coffee House Press. Her forthcoming, Transfer of Qualities, will be published by Omnidawn Books. Her current project  focuses on photographs and reproductions.  She has had residencies at Djerassi and MacDowell, received a NEA Fellowship, and is Professor of English at Occidental College in Los Angeles.