Ted Mathys is the author of two previous books of poetry, The Spoils and Forge, both from Coffee House Press. The recipient of fellowships and awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, and Poetry Society of America, his work has appeared in American Poetry Review, BOMB, Boston Review, Conjunctions, and elsewhere. He holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and an MA in international environmental policy from Tufts University. He lives in Saint Louis and teaches at Saint Louis University.
Rebecca Wolff is the author of three books of poems: MANDERLEY, FIGMENT, andTHE KING. She is also the author of a novel, THE BEGINNERS. A founding editor of FENCE, a literary journal, and Fence Books, and of THE CONSTANT CRITIC, she is a fellow at the New York State Writers Institute at the University of Albany, in the US, and lives in a small village called Athens, on the Hudson River. She is at work on a new book of poems called ONE MORNING—.