Ed Sanders is a poet, historian and composer. Sanders’ books include Tales of Beatnik Glory, 1968, a History in Verse; The Poetry and Life of Allen Ginsberg; The Family, a history of the Charles Manson murder group; and Chekhov, a biography in verse. His 1987 collection, Thirsting for Peace in a Raging Century, won an American Book Award. His selected poems, 1986-2008, Let’s Not Keep Fighting the Trojan War, was published by Coffee House Press. In 2011, Da Capo Press published his memoir of the 1960s, Fug You. He has received a Guggenheim fellowship in poetry, a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship in verse, an American Book Award for his collected poems, and a 2012 PEN-Oakland Josephine Miles Prize. Sanders was the founder of the satiric folk/rock group, The Fugs. He lives in Woodstock, New York with his wife, the essayist and painter Miriam Sanders, and both are active in environmental and other social issues.
Park McArthur is an artist from North Carolina living in New York. Solo shows include Essex Street, New York; Lars Friedrich, Berlin; Yale Union, Portland, OR. Her writing has been included in the International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics and The Happy Hypocrite. “Other forms of conviviality: the best and least of which is our daily care, the most of which is our collaborative work,” an essay co-written with Constantina Zavitsanos was included in Women & Performance: A journal of feminist theory’s special issue We are Born in Flames. She is co-editing the book Beverly Buchanan: 1978-1981 with Jennifer Burris Staton.