Farnoosh Fathi was born in 1981 to Iranian parents and lives in Brooklyn. Her first book, Great Guns, was published last year by Canarium Books.
Ricardo Alberto Maldonado was born and raised in Puerto Rico. He is the translator of Dinapiera Di Donato’s Colaterales (Akashic Books/The National Poetry Series). His work has appeared in Boston Review, Denver Quarterly, Sidebrow and Guernica and elsewhere. A poetry fellow from the New York Foundation for the Arts and Queer Arts Mentorship, he is managing director at the 92Y Unterberg Poetry Center.