Eloise Klein Healy is the author of six previous books of poetry and three spoken word recordings. She was the founding chair of the MFA in Creative Writing Program at Antioch University Los Angeles where she is Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing Emerita. Healy directed the Women’s Studies Program at California State University Northridge and taught in the Feminist Studio Workshop at The Woman’s Building in Los Angeles. She is the founding editor of Arktoi Books, an imprint of Red Hen Press specializing in the work of lesbian authors. A Wild Surmise: New & Selected Poems & Recordings is her seventh book of poems.
Dan Vera is a writer, editor, and literary historian living in Washington, DC. He is the author of the poetry collection The Space Between Our Danger and Delight (Beothuk Books, 2008), and the editor of the gay culture journal White Crane. His poetry has appeared in various journals including Notre Dame Review, Beltway Poetry, Delaware Poetry Review, Cutthroat, Gargoyle, Little Patuxent Review, and Naugatuck River. He’s the co-creator of the literary history site, DC Writers’ Homes, and on the board of Split This Rock Poetry.
Jane Hirshfield is the author of seven collections of poetry, including, most recently, Come, Thief, published in August 2011. She has also edited and co-translated several books containing the work of poets from the past. She is included in The Best Spiritual Writing of 2012 and The Best American Poetry 2011.