Joshua Bennett received his PhD in English from Princeton University, and currently is a member of the Society of Fellows at Harvard University. He has received fellowships from the Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop, the Hurston/Wright Foundation, and the Ford Foundation. His poems have been published or are forthcoming in Beloit Poetry Journal, Callaloo, Kenyon Review, New England Review, and elsewhere. Bennett has recited his original work at venues such as The Sundance Film Festival, The NAACP Image Awards, and President Obama's Evening of Poetry and Music at The White House; the videos of his performance for the Obama's at the White House Poetry Jam has been watched almost 400,000 times on YouTube. He lives in New York City.
Jennifer Kronovet is the author of The Wug Test, which was selected for the National Poetry Series. She is also the author of the poetry collection Awayward. She co-translated The Acrobat, the selected poems of Yiddish writer Celia Dropkin. Under the name Jennifer Stern, she co-translated Empty Chairs, poetry by the Chinese writer Liu Xia. Born and raised in New York City, she's also lived in several cities in the Midwest and China.