Philip Nikolayev is the author of four classics of contemporary poetry: Letters from Aldenderry (Salt Publishing, 2006), Monkey Time (Verse Press, 2003), Dusk Raga (Kolkata: Writer's Workshop, 1998), and Artery Lumen (Cambridge, MA: Barbara Matteau Editions, 1996). His poems and translations have appeared in Grand Street, The Paris Review, Poetry, The Battersea Review, Fulcrum, Verse, Jacket, and many other periodicals. Since 2001 he has been the Editor of Fulcrum: An Annual of Poetry and Aesthetics, which is currently being revived under the aegis of MadHat Press. These past few years Philip has stunned us with probably over a hundred exquisite translations from poetry in many languages (see his Beckett in Poetry magazine and his Pushkin, Rilke, and Mandelshtam in The Battersea Review). He won his Ph.D. from the Editorial Institute at Boston University (where he studied under Professors Ricks and Burnett), with his unpublished critical edition of The Collected Poems of Samuel Beckett.
John Hennessy is the author of two collections, Coney Island Pilgrims and Bridge and Tunnel, and his poems appear in many journals and anthologies, including Best American Poetry 2013, The Believer, Poetry, Poetry Ireland Review, Fulcrum, Harvard Review, The New Republic, The Huffington Post, The Poetry Review (UK), Best New Poets 2005, and The Yale Review. Hennessy went to Princeton University on a Cane Scholarship, and he received graduate degrees from the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Arkansas. In 2007-2008 he held the Resident Fellowship in Poetry at the Amy Clampitt House, and his other honors include the Transatlantic Review Award from the Henfield Foundation and the Elizabeth Matchett Stover Memorial Award from the Southwest Review. Hennessy is the poetry editor of The Common, a print and online magazine based at Amherst College, and teaches at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.