Joey De Jesus is originally from the Soundview neighborhood of the Bronx. He received his BA from Oberlin College and his MFA in poetry from Sarah Lawrence College. His work has appeared in The Cortland Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, Devil’s Lake, Guernica, Rhino, Versal and elsewhere. He is the poetry editor at Apogee Journal and lives in New York City.
Jaime Shearn Coan lives in Brooklyn, New York. His poems have appeared in publications including Drunken Boat, The Portland Review, and Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry. His writings on dance can be found each month in the Brooklyn Rail. Jaime has received fellowships from Poets House, VCCA, Tin House, and the Saltonstall Foundation, and is the recipient of a 2014 Jerome Foundation Travel and Study Grant. A PhD student in English at The Graduate Center in his spare time, Jaime also teaches creative writing at the City College of New York. His poetry chapbook, Turn it Over, was recently published by Argos Books.