Andrea Lawlor & Rachel Zolf

Andrea Lawlor teaches writing at Mount Holyoke College, edits fiction for Fence, and has been awarded fellowships by Lambda Literary and Radar Labs. Their writing has appeared in various literary journals including Ploughshares, Mutha, the Millions, jubilat, the Brooklyn Rail, Faggot Dinosaur, and Encyclopedia, Vol. II. Their publications include a chapbook, Position Papers (Factory Hollow Press, 2016), and a novel, Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl (Rescue Press, 2017). They live in Western Massachusetts.

Rachel Zolf is a cross-border transplant from Toronto to Philadelphia whose writing and other artwork tends to queerly enact how ethics founders on the shoals of the political. Her five books of poetry include Janey’s Arcadia, Neighbour Procedure, and Human Resources, all from Coach House Books, and a Selected Poetry is forthcoming.

Films Zolf has written and/or directed have shown internationally at such venues as White Cube Bermondsey, the International Film Festival Rotterdam, and the Wexner Center for the Arts. Her work has won the Trillium Book Award for Poetry and been a finalist for two Lambda Literary Awards, among other honors. She is nearing completion of a theoretical text called A Language No One Speaks: The Dangerous.