from ‘Chicago Calling,’ an email correspondence
Nick Demske lives in Racine, Wisconsin and works at the Racine Public Library. He studied poetry and literature at Carthage College, in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and earned a Masters degree in Library and Information Science from UW Milwaukee. He also completed a semester in the Rocky Mountain Wilderness through NOLS (the National Outdoor Leadership School), based in Lander, WY. He is the author of Nick Demske.
Dolly Lemke received her BA in English from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and an MFA in Poetry at Columbia College Chicago where she teaches freshman composition and works for the small feminist press Switchback Books. Her poems have been published in wicked alice, Columbia Poetry Review, Best American Poetry 2010, Horse Less Review #8, and Umbrella Factory.