Cecily Parks is the author of the poetry collections O'Nights (Alice James Books, 2015) and Field Folly Snow(University of Georgia Press, 2008) and the editor of the forthcoming anthology The Echoing Green: Poems of Fields, Meadows, and Grasses (Everyman's Library Pocket Poets, 2016). Her poems have appeared in The New Yorker,Orion, The Yale Review, and elsewhere. She teaches in the MFA Program at Texas State University and lives in Austin, Texas.
Originally from Southern California, Girmay is the author of the collage-based picture book changing, changing, and the poetry collections Teeth and Kingdom Animalia, for which she won the GLCA New Writers Award and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award (respectively). She is on the faculty of Hampshire College's School for Interdisciplinary Arts and Drew University's MFA program. Girmay splits her time between New York and Massachusetts.
Chloe Garcia Roberts is the author of The Reveal (Noemi Press, 2015) and the translator of Li Shangyin'sDerangements of My Contemporaries: Miscellaneous Notes (New Directions, 2014), which was awarded a 2013 PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grant. Her work has appeared in the publications BOMB, Boston Review, A Public Space, and Interim Magazine among others. She lives in Boston and is managing editor for the Harvard Review. (photo credit: Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard University)