Michael Broek is the author of Refuge/es, winner of the Kinereth Gensler Award for poetry, forthcoming in 2015 from Alice James Books, and two chapbooks, The Logic of Yoo, from Beloit Poetry Journal, which has been adapted to a staged reading, and The Amputation Artist, from ELJ Publications. His poetry and essays have appeared widely in places such as The American Poetry Review, The Literary Review, Drunken Boat, Literary Imagination, Blackbird, Fourteen Hills, and others.
Erin Morgan Gilbert is a writer, translator, and teacher. She holds an MFA in Fiction and Literature from Bennington College, though she is a belletrist at heart who writes across discipline and genre. Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, she grew up memorizing birdsong, eating berries, and learning the scientific names of evergreen trees in the forest that surrounded her childhood home. Today she lives in Seattle where she teaches college courses and community writing workshops, dances tango, and practices aerial arts. Her creative nonfiction, literary criticism, and poetry appear in a range of publications including AGNI, the Ilanot Review, and The Rumpus.