Thomas Pierce was born in South Carolina in 1982. He is the author of the short story collection, Hall of Small Mammals. His stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Oxford American, The Virginia Quarterly Review, The Atlantic Monthly, Best American Non-Required Reading, and elsewhere. A graduate of the University of Virginia creative writing program, he lives in Charlottesville, Virginia with his wife and daughter.
Ansel Elkins’s debut collection of poetry, Blue Yodel, was selected by Carl Phillips as the winner of the 2014 Yale Series of Younger Poets competition (forthcoming in April 2015). Her poems have appeared in AGNI, The Believer, Best New Poets 2011, Ecotone, Guernica, Gulf Coast, the North American Review, the Southern Review, and others. She is a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, a North Carolina Arts Council Fellowship, an American Antiquarian Society Fellowship, and the “Discovery”/Boston Review Poetry Prize. She holds degrees from Sarah Lawrence College and University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Born in rural Alabama, she now lives in North Carolina.
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Julia Kudravetz and Amie Whittemore conduct The Bridge PAI Reading Series through the Arts Incubator. On the third Friday of each month, two writers – one poet and one prose writer – read from their work.