Flora K. Schildknecht has published fiction in The Louisville Review, 2nd & Church, The Chaffin Journal, and Sisyphus. Her work has been nominated twice for the Pushcart prize. She earned an MFA from Spalding University, where she studied fiction and screenwriting. Her love of travel has taken her to Japan, Tanzania, Argentina, Mexico, Great Britain, and to Scandinavia and much of Europe. She lives with her husband and their son in Louisville, Kentucky, and teaches at Bellarmine University.
She and her family often enjoy weekends at their condo in the Lakeview East neighborhood of Chicago.
Annette Allen is the author of two books of poetry: Country of Light, which recieved the Lee Witte Award, and What Vanishes, which was awarded the Dr. Guy Award by the Winston-Salem Arts Council. A MacDowell Colony Fellow, she is the recipient of three statewide arts council poetry awards, and recently, a Poetry Fellowship from the Kentucky Arts Council for 2018-19.
Bad choices, deliberate and otherwise, compose the terrain. The dark side of the human heart is in full nuanced display here. It is nothing short of wonderful to see the anger and self-regard of girls and women fully mounted
-Julie Brickman, What Birds Can Only Whisper
With depth, warmth, and a piquant play of detail, Annette Allen's splendid volume of new and selected poems, The Cruel Radiance of What Is, richly fulfills a life's work in poetry. All the contradictions and ambiguities of her title, both
brilliance and the possibility of harm, vibrate with what it means to be alive in these readable--and re-readable--poems.