Thomas Heise is the author of three books: Moth; or how I came to be with you again (Sarabande, 2013); Horror Vacui: Poems (Sarabande, 2006), and Urban Underworlds: A Geography of Twentieth-Century American Literature and Culture (Rutgers University Press, 2011). His work has been anthologized in The Americas Anthology of New Writings: From Patagonia to Nunavut and Legitimate Dangers: American Poets of the New Century and his scholarly essays have appeared in African American Review, Twentieth-Century Literature, Modern Fiction Studies, Arizona Quarterly, and The Journal of Popular Culture. He’s received the Gulf Coast Prize in poetry and the Robert Frost Fellowship from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. An Associate Professor of English at McGill University.
Louise Mathias was born in Bedford, England and grew up in England and Los Angeles. She is the author of The Traps (Four Way Books) and Lark Apprentice, chosen by Brenda Hillman for the New Issues Poetry Prize and published by New Issues Press in 2004, as well as a chapbook, Above All Else, the Trembling Resembles a Forest, which won the Burnside Review Chapbook contest. Her poems have appeared in Barrow Street, Massachusetts Review, Octopus, TriQuarterly, and many other journals.
April Naoko Heck was born in Tokyo and relocated with her family to the U.S. when she was seven. A Kundiman Fellow, she has been awarded residencies from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and Vermont Studio Center. She works for the NYU Creative Writing Program and lives in Brooklyn. A Nuclear Family, her first collection of poems, is due in fall 2013 from UpSet Press.