Jerry Williams is an Associate Professor and head of the creative writing program at Marymount Manhattan College. He is the editor of the anthology It’s Not You, It’s Me (2010, The Overlook Press) and the author of two collections of poetry: Casino of the Sun (2003, Carnegie Melon University Press) and Admission (2010, Carnegie Melon University Press).
David Lehman is the series editor of Best American Poetry and originated the KGB Bar Monday Night Poetry Series. Lehman has been awarded fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Ingram Merrill Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts, and received an award in literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and a Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Writer’s Award. His most recent book of poetry, Yeshiva Boys, was published in 2009 by Scribner.
Donna Masini is the author of two collections of poetry—Turning to Fiction and That Kind of Danger---both published by W.W. Norton. Masini is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, a New York Foundation for the Arts Grant, and a Pushcart Prize, and she is a Professor of English at Hunter College. Her work has been published in American Poetry Review, Open City, TriQuarterly, and The Paris Reivew among many others.
Kenneth Hart is the author of Uh Oh Time (2008, Anhinga Press). He teaches writing at New York University, works in the family roofing business, and offers readings and workshops through the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation. Hart received the Allen Ginsberg Award 2007. His work has been published in journals such as Arts & Letters, North American Review, Barrow Street, and Mississippi Review.