Matthea Harvey is the author of five books of poetry—If the Tabloids are True What Are You?, Of Lamb (an illustrated erasure with images by Amy Jean Porter), Modern Life (a finalist for the National Book Critics Cirlcle Award and a New York Times Notable Book), Sad Little Breathing Machineand Pity the Bathtub Its Forced Embrace of the Human Form. She has also published two children’s books, Cecil the Pet Glacier, illustrated by Giselle Potter and The Little General and the Giant Snowflake, illustrated by Elizabeth Zechel. She teaches poetry at Sarah Lawrence and lives in Brooklyn.
Lisa Olstein is the author of four poetry collections: Late Empire, just out from Copper Canyon Press; Little Stranger, a Lannan Literary Selection; Lost Alphabet, a Library Journal best book of the year; and Radio Crackling, Radio Gone, winner of the Hayden Carruth Award. Her chapbook, The Resemblance of the Enzymes of Grasses to Those of Whales Is a Family Resemblance, won an Essay Press prize and was released in 2016. She is a member of the poetry faculty at the UT Austin's New Writers Project and Michener Center for Writers.
Deborah Paredez is the author of the poetry collection, This Side of Skin and the critical study, Selenidad: Selena, Latinos, and the Performance of Memory. Her poems have appeared in Poetry magazine, the New York Times, Callaloo, Crab Orchard Review, Palabra, Poet Lore and elsewhere. Paredez is cofounder and co-director of CantoMundo, a national organization for Latina/o poets. She lives in New York City where she teaches poetry and ethnic studies at Columbia University.