Liberal Arts Research Professor of English and Women’s Studies at Penn State, Becker has received fellowships in poetry from the Bunting Institute at Harvard, The Massachusetts Cultural Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. The Pitt Poetry Series published her seventh collection, Tiger Heron. Becker writes a column on the national poetry scene, “Field Notes,” for The Women’s Review of Books, where she serves as Contributing and Poetry Editor.
Geffrey Davis is the author of Revising the Storm, winner of the 2013 A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize. Other awards include the Anne Halley Poetry Prize, the Dogwood Prize in Poetry, the Wabash Prize for Poetry, the Leonard Steinberg Memorial/Academy of American Poets Prize, and fellowships from the Cave Canem Foundation and Penn State’s Institute for the Arts and Humanities. He teaches in the MFA programs for creative writing and translation at the University of Arkansas.