Kelle Grace Gaddis, a 2014 graduate of our MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics program, has launched Brightly Press. This small press will debut at the Association of Writers and Writing Programs conference in April 2015, featuring some of the coutry’s top poets. Gaddis’ own work has recently been published in a number of venues. Her poem, “The Way Home”, has been selected for the “Poetry on Buses” project. Other of Gaddis’ poems and literary fiction have been published in the last year by Blackmail Press, Dove Tales Literary Journal, and in Dove Tales’ forthcoming “Nature” edition. She has also had four poems and a short story featured in Knot Literary & Arts Magazine’s November-January 2015 online edition. Her book Polishing A Gem On The Surface Of The Sea is currently a finalist in Omnidawn’s Fabulist Fiction contest.