The Poet and the Poem
Caroline Bock and Jona Colson, editors,
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Jona Colson's first poetry collection, Said Through Glass, won the 2018 Jean Feldman Poetry Prize from the Washington Writers' Publishing House. His poems have appeared in Ploughshares, The Southern Review, The Massachusetts Review and elsewhere. His translations and interviews can be found in Prairie Schooner, Tupelo Quarterly, and The Writer's Chronicle. He has received fellowships from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. He is an associate professor of ESL at Montgomery College in Maryland and lives in Washington, DC. He is also the poetry editor of THIS IS WHAT AMERICA LOOKS LIKE: Poetry and Fiction from DC, Maryland, and Virginia.
Caroline Bock writes short stories, novels, and more. She is the author of CARRY HER HOME, winner of the 2018 Fiction Award from the Washington Writers' Publishing House, and the young adult novels: LIE and BEFORE MY EYES from St. Martin's Press. In 2021, she is the fiction editor of THIS IS WHAT AMERICA LOOKS LIKE, poetry and fiction from DC, Maryland and Virginia from the Washington Writers' Publishing House. She is currently at work on a novel set in 2050, which was honored with a Montgomery County Artists & Scholar award as a work-in-progress. She is a graduate of Syracuse University where she studied fiction writing with Raymond Carver, and as of 2011, holds an MFA in Fiction from The City College of New York. She lives in Maryland with her family and leads creative writing workshops at The Writer's Center in Bethesda and at Politics & Prose in Washington D.C.