Gary Hawkins is a poet, essayist, and connoisseur of manifestoes. His work collects around his concerns of beauty, identity, and democracy. Every morning he wakes up in Black Mountain, thrilled to have one of poetry's most enviable addresses.
Julie Wilson directs the Writing Center and college-wide composition program. Julie and the Writing Center crew emphasize interdisciplinary tutoring and integration of the Triad. Julie holds a BA in English from Oberlin College and an MA and PhD in Education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alain Douglas Park is a Chicago-based fiction writer and visual artist. He holds an MFA in print media from Cranbrook Academy of Art and an MFA in fiction from Warren Wilson College. His fiction is filled with characters desperately wanting to connect—struggling parents, failed artists, former friends and lovers, stories about confidence and the shy edge of happiness. His work has been published in the journals Fugue, Folio, Zone 3, FourWay Review, Bitter Oleander, and the Beloit Fiction Journal.