ANNA Božičević was born in Zagreb, Croatia, Božičević emigrated to New York City in 1997 and studied at Hunter College. She is the author of several chapbooks, including Morning News (2006) and Document (2007). Her first book-length collection, Stars of the Night Commute (2009), was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Awards. Božičević has worked for the PEN American Center and the Center for the Humanities of the Graduate Center, CUNY. She co-directs the Stain of Poetry reading series in Brooklyn, New York.
FANNY HOWE is the author of more than twenty books of poetry and prose. Her recent collections of poetry include The Lyrics (Graywolf, 2007); On the Ground (2004); Gone (2003); and Selected Poems (2000). She has written novels, short stories, books for young adults, and the collection of literary essays The Wedding Dress: Meditations on Word and Life (University of California Press, 2003). Howe was the recipient of the 2009 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize. She also won the 2001 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize for her Selected Poems, and has won awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Poetry Foundation, the California Council for the Arts, and the Village Voice.
STAR BLACK founded the KGB Poetry Series in 1997 with David Lehman. Her most recent books of poems are Ghostwood (Melville House) and Velleity’s Shade (Sarurnalia Books). Her collages were recently exhibited at John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor. She is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Stony Brook University’s MFA Program in Creative Writing and Literature.