ATSURO RILEY is the author of Heard-Hoard (2021), winner of the Alice Fay di Castagnola Award from the Poetry Society of America, and Romey’s Order (2010), winner of the Whiting Writers’ Award, the Kate Tufts Discovery Award, The Believer Poetry Award, and the Witter Bynner Award from the Library of Congress. His work has been honored with the Lannan Foundation Literary Fellowship, the Pushcart Prize, and the Wood Prize given by Poetry magazine. Brought up in the South Carolina lowcountry, Riley lives in San Francisco.

MATTHEW ZAPRUDER is the author of four collections of poetry, most recently Father’s Day (2019), Come On All You Ghosts (2010), a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and Sun Bear (2014), all from Copper Canyon Press, as well as Why Poetry, a book of prose. An Associate Professor in the MFA program at Saint Mary’s College of California, he is also editor at large at Wave Books, and from 2016-2017 held the annually rotating position of Editor of the Poetry Column for the New York Times Magazine. He lives in Oakland.