Michael Klein is a five-time Lambda Literary Award finalist and has won the award twice: for Poets for Life: 76 Poets Respond to AIDS and for his first book of poems, 1990. His latest book of poems and prose is When I Was a Twin, and he’s currently working on a book of nonfiction called Radical Loneliness and the Imaginary Life. He taught in the MFA Program at Goddard College for more than 20 years and currently teaches writing at Hunter College in New York, where he lives with his husband, dog, and two cats.
Jenifer Levin is the author of 4 novels, including Water Dancer (Pen Hemingway nominee) and Sea of Light(Lambda Fiction finalist); a lot of short fiction anthologized and a lot of essays published; taught at U of Michigan and The Writer's Voice; bless Kathleen Warnock (aka Lady K), etc.
Jaime Manrique is a Colombian-born novelist, poet, essayist, and translator who writes both in English and Spanish, and whose work has been translated into fifteen languages. Among his publications in English are the novels Colombian Gold, Latin Moon in Manhattan, Twilight at the Equator, Our Lives Are the Rivers, and Cervantes Street; he has also published the memoir Eminent Maricones: Arenas, Lorca, Puig, and Me. His honors include Colombia’s National Poetry Award, a 2007 International Latino Book Award (Best Novel, Historical Fiction), and a Guggenheim Fellowship. He is a distinguished lecturer in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures at the City College of New York. Like This Afternoon Forever, published by Akashic in 2019, is his latest novel.