The Writers Place welcomes Theodore Wheeler, Andrés Rodríguez, Kathryn Nuernberger and student Abigail Williamson.
Abigail Williamson is a recent graduate of the University of Central Missouri. She graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Accountancy and a Creative Writing minor. She currently holds an accounting job in Kansas City and writes poetry in her free time.
Theodore Wheeler is the author of the novel Kings of Broken Things (Little A, 2017) and a collection of short stories, Bad Faith (Queens Ferry Press, 2016). His short fiction has appeared in Best New American Voices, New Stories from the Midwest, The Southern Review, Boulevard, and The Kenyon Review, among others. He lives in Omaha with his wife and their two daughters, where he covers a legal and politics beat as a reporter and teaches creative writing at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
Andrés Rodríguez is the author of Night Song (Tia Chucha Press) and Book of the Heart (Lindisfarne Press). In 2007 he won Poets & Writers’ Maureen Egan Award for poetry. He has an MA (Creative Writing) from Stanford University and a Ph.D. (Literature) from the University of California-Santa Cruz. He lives in Kansas City.
Kathryn Nuernberger is the author of the new lyric essay collection, Brief Interviews with the Romantic Past, which won The Journal Non/Fiction prize and was just published by Ohio State University Press. She is also the author of two poetry collections, The End of Pink and Rag & Bone. A recipient of a fellowship from the NEA and the James Laughlin Prize from the Academy of American Poets, she is an associate professor of Creative Writing at UCM, where she also serves as director of Pleiades Press. Recent work appears in: 32 Poems, Crazyhorse, Field, Gettysburg Review, Gulf Coast, I-70 Review, Rockhurst Review, West Branch Review, and Verse Daily.