Kenzie Allen is a descendant of the Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin. She is a graduate of the Helen Zell Writers’ Program at the University of Michigan where she was the recipient of Hopwood Awards in poetry and non-fiction, and she has been awarded an Emerging Writer fellowship to Aspen Summer Words, and the Littoral Press Poetry Prize. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Iowa Review, Drunken Boat, SOFTBLOW, Apogee, Boston Review, and elsewhere, and she is the managing editor of the Anthropoid collective. She lives in Norway, and on her tribe’s reservation in Green Bay.
Kenzie Allen has served as a design consultant and social media liaison for the Bettering project.
Sarah Clark is a two-spirit Native freelance editor, writer, and consultant, and a current volunteer with VIDA. She is the former managing editor of Drunken Boat, and has worked with a number of literary and arts publications and organizations, including Sundress Press, contemptorary.org, Open City, The Paris Review, and Blackbird. She curated Drunken Boat’s folios on sound art, and on global indigenous art and literature titled “First Peoples, Plural.”
Sarah Clark executed the layout & design for Bettering American Poetry 2015.
Alban Fischer is the founding editor of Trnsfr and Trnsfr Books. His poems have appeared in NightBlock, Tallow Eider Quarterly, Untoward, Vinyl, and elsewhere. He lives in Grand Rapids, MI, where serves as art director for Arcadia Press, and designer for Sarabande Books, YesYes Books, and Curbside Splendor Publishing.
Alban Fischer executed the layout and design for Bettering American Poetry Volume 2.