Matt Mauch, author of This Is For You, April 2013 Broadside Matt Mauch is the author of If You’re Lucky Is a Theory of Mine (Trio House Press), Prayer Book (Lowbrow Press), and the chapbook The Brilliance of the Sparrow (Mondo Bummer). He hosts the annual Great Twin Cities Poetry Read, and also the Maeve’s Sessions readings, and edits the anthology Poetry City, USA, an annual collection of poetry and prose on poetry. A Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant recipient, Mauch teaches in the AFA program at Normandale Community College, and lives in Minneapolis.
Karen O'Bryan, artist for This Is For You, April 2013 Broadside "Hi there, I'm Karen. I spend my days drawing, painting, designing, drinking whiskey gingers with dear friends, and generally working more hours than necessary to keep life interesting. I love exploring the themes of nature, beauty and identity in my work through color, pattern, and the human figure. I received a BFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 2007 and have displayed my work in galleries, magazines, community spaces, and of course, the interwebs. I currently reside in Minneapolis, MN with my monster-loving fiance, obese dog-loathing cat, and my drooly cat-terrorizing dog."