MICHAEL TYRELL lives in New York and teaches writing at NYU. He is the author of the poetry collections Phantom Laundry (Backlash Press, 2017) and The Wanted (The National Poetry Review Press, 2012) His poems have appeared in many magazines and anthologies, including Agni, The Best American Poetry 2015, The New England Review, The New Republic, The New York Times, Paris Review, Ploughshares, and The Yale Review. With Julia Spicher Kasdorf, he edited the anthology Broken Land: Poems of Brooklyn (NYU Press, 2007).
JENNIFER HILL is a poet, playwright, arts educator, and performer. She is the author of six books of poetry, and two books of prose, and is an multidisciplinary artist who explores the fascinating connections between writing and movement. For the past 17 years she has worked in the Arts-in-Education program with the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, where she shares creative writing and movement residencies in schools, senior centers, and community organizations. She is editor and designer at Paper Kite Press, an independent press devoted to poetry.
NATALYA SUKHONOS was born in Odessa, Ukraine and immigrated to New York City at the age of 9. She is bilingual in Russian and English and also speaks Spanish, French, and Portuguese. Natalya has a PhD in Comparative Literature from Harvard University and teaches at the Stanford Continuing Studies Program. Her poems are published by the Saint Ann’s Review, Middle Gray Magazine, Really System, the Emerge Literary Journal, cahoodalodaling, Yellow Medicine Review, Empty Sink Publishing, and Dr. Hurley’s Snake-Oil Cure. Natalya was nominated for the Pushcart Prize in 2015 and the Best New Poets Anthology of 2015. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband Ian and her daughter Naomi. Her chapbook Parachute was published in May of 2016 by Aldrich Press of Kelsay Books.