Jeffrey Levine
Jeffrey Levine is the author of three books of poetry: Rumor of Cortez, nominated for a 2006 Los Angeles Times Literary Award in Poetry, Mortal, Everlasting, which won the 2002 Transcontinental Poetry Prize. A third book Jubilo is forthcoming. His many poetry prizes include the Larry Levis Prize from the Missouri Review, the James Hearst Poetry Prize from North American Review, the Mississippi Review Poetry Prize, the Ekphrasis Poetry Prize, and the American Literary Review poetry prize. His poems have garnered 14 Pushcart nominations. A graduate of the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers, Levine is founder, Editor‐in‐Chief and Publisher of Tupelo Press, an award‐winning independent literary press located in the historic Eclipse Mill in the Berkshire Mountains of Western Massachusetts.
Alan Berolzheimer
Project Manager
Alan Berolzheimer has worked in publishing since the early 1980s, beginning his career with The Papers of Daniel Webster at Dartmouth College. He spent three years with Chelsea Green Publishing as a developmental and acquisitions editor, and has directed the book publishing program for the Vermont Historical Society since 1998. He has numerous other editorial projects to his credit over the past 20 years. Alan has a Ph.D. in U.S. History and also works as a history educator with the Flow of History, a teacher education network in Vermont and New Hampshire. He has lives in Norwich, VT, with his wife, Nancy Cressman, who owns the used book store Left Bank Books in Hanover, NH.
Kristina Marie Darling
Kristina Marie Darling Kristina Marie Darling is the author of over twenty books of poetry, most recently DARK HORSE (C&R Press, 2017). Her awards include two Yaddo residencies, a Hawthornden Castle Fellowship, and a Visiting Artist Fellowship from the American Academy in Rome, as well as grants from the Whiting Foundation and Harvard University’s Kittredge Fund. Her work appears in The Gettysburg Review, New American Writing, The Iowa Review, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Verse Daily, and elsewhere. She is currently working toward both a Ph.D. in Literature at S.U.N.Y.-Buffalo and an M.F.A. in Poetry at New York University
Allison O'Keefe
Book Designer

Allison is an experienced graphic designer for Tupelo Press who has seen numerous books from manuscripts to print with attention to detail and exquisite results. Allison handles each book with professional care, tending to the unique typography to showcase the contents, selecting stunning covers and producing books that are a delight to the eye and hand. She is a graduate of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature and Creative Writing. There she became a 2020 Commonwealth Scholar for the Massachusetts Honors Program and worked as the co-managing editor of MCLA’s literary journal Spires.  Allison has poetry published in the 2018, 2019, & 2020 Spires editions and in the 2020 Folktales Literary Journal. She is an Operations Administrator at Tupelo Press. 

Kirsten Miles

Kirsten holds a degree from University of Virginia in Environmental Sciences and led a seminar series at UVA in research ethics for a number of years, lecturing and remaining active in the conversation about digital image integrity in the sciences. She founded the Tupelo Press Teen Writing Center in Charlottesville, Virginia, supporting teen writers and developing programming for scalable community support for writing as an art for teens. A bookmaker and member of a local letterpress non-profit with the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, she enjoys exploring the very slow process of making books by hand, and the relationship of the book to its content. She is working on her first novel.