Terri Muuss's poetry has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including Apercus Quarterly, Atticus Review, Bolts of Silk, Long Island Quarterly and Veils, Halos, and Shackles: International Poetry on the Abuse and Oppression of Women. Her first book, Over Exposed (JB Stillwater, 2013), was nominated for the 2014 Pushcart Prize in Poetry and her poem "Rialto Beach" won the 2013 Great Neck Poetry Prize. Muuss also wrote the one-woman show Anatomy of a Doll, named “Best Theatre: Critics’ Pick of the Week” by the New York Daily News, which she has performed throughout the US and Canada since 1998. Muuss co-produced and hosted the monthly Manhattan poetry series Poetry at the Pulse for two years and remains active in the New York poetry scene. As a licensed social worker, Muuss specializes in the use of the arts as a healing mechanism for trauma survivors and teaches a course at Rutgers University to social workers entitled Youth Development Through the Written Arts. She currently lives on Long Island with her husband, writer Matt Pasca, and her two ginger-haired boys, Rainer and Atticus.
Matt Pasca's poetry has appeared in more than a dozen journals, including The Paterson Literary Review, Georgetown Review, Kestrel, English Journal, and Pedestal Magazine, as well as ten print anthologies. His first book, A Thousand Doors (2011, JB Stillwater), was nominated for the 2012 Pushcart Prize in Poetry, and his poem "Receiving Line" won the 2012 Great Neck Poetry Prize. A 2003 New York State Teacher of Excellence, Pasca has been excavating literature and igniting creativity with students since 1997 and advises his school's literary-art magazine The Writers' Block. Matt maintains a steady performance/workshop/keynote itinerary and serves as a reviewer and workshop coordinator for the Long Island Authors Group.
"When Matt Pasca and Terri Muuss read their poetry together, their poems twine, interweave, creating a tapestry of experience, feeling, words and images that lingers long after the last word has been spoken." --Barbara Novack, Writer-in-Residence, Molloy College