Timothy Liu was born in 1965 in San Jose, California to immigrant parents from Mainland China. He is the author of nine books of poems, including Don’t Go Back To Sleep, hot off the press from Saturnalia Books. Translated into ten languages, Liu’s poems have appeared in Best American Poetry, Bomb, Paris Review, The Pushcart Prize, Virginia Quarterly Review and The Yale Review. His journals and papers are archived in the Berg Collection at the New York Public Library. Liu is a Professor of English at William Paterson University in New Jersey and lives in Manhattan with his husband.
Vanessa Jimenez Gabb is the author of Weekend Poems (dancing girl press) and Red Poems (forthcoming, Similar:Peaks::). Her most recent work can be found in Word Riot,The Atlas Review, The Sensation Feelings Journal, Smoking Glue Gun, and Wicked Alice. She teaches at Newark Academy and is the co-founder of Five Quarterly. She received her MFA in Poetry from Brooklyn College and lives in Prospect Heights.
Robert Ostrom is from Jamestown, New York. He is the author of The Youngest Butcher in Illinois (YesYes, Fall 2012) and two chapbooks, To Show the Living (The New York Center for Book Arts) and Nether and Qualms (Projective Industries). His poems have most recently appeared in Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art, Gulf Coast, and Cut Bank. He lives in Queens and teaches at the City University of New York and Columbia.