Jennifer Michael Hecht’s most recent poetry book is Who Said (Copper Canyon, 2013). Her first book of poetry, The Next Ancient World, won the Poetry Society of America’s Norma Farber First Book award; and Publisher’s Weekly called her second, Funny, “One of the most original and entertaining books of the year.” Hecht’s poetry appears in The New Yorker, Poetry, The New York Times, and is forthcoming in The Kenyon Review. She has a PhD in History from Columbia University and is the author of Doubt: A History (HarperOne, 2003), a history of religious and philosophical doubt, all over the world throughout time; and Stay (Yale, 2013), a history of suicide and the arguments against it. She is now writing “The Wonder Paradox,” on poetry and meaning in today’s world, for Farrar, Straus, and Giroux (Spring 2018). She lives in Brooklyn.
Adrienne Su is the author of four books of poems, most recently Living Quarters (Manic D Press, 2015). Recipient of an NEA fellowship, she teaches at Dickinson College, in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Recent poems appear in The New Yorker, Poetry, the Academy of American Poets’ Poem-a-Day series, and Best American Poetry 2016.