Gregg Bordowitz is an artist and writer. He has published in numerous catalogs, magazines, and journals including The Happy Hypocrite, E-Flux, Fence and The Massachusetts Review. A book of poetry titled Volition (published by Printed Matter in 2009) is now available as an eBook by Badlands Unlimited. His most recent book, General Idea: Imagevirus, was published by Afterall Books (2010). A collection of his writings titled The AIDS Crisis Is Ridiculous and Other Writings 1986-2003 was published by MIT Press (2004). He is currently the Director for the School of the Art Institute of Chicago Low Residency MFA Program. Maggie Nelson is the author of four books of nonfiction, most recently a work of art and cultural criticism titled The Art of Cruelty: A Reckoning (Norton, 2011; named a Notable Book of the Year by the New York Times), and a meditation on the color blue, Bluets (Wave Books, 2009). She is also the author of four books of poetry, including Something Bright, Then Holes (Soft Skull Press, 2007) and Jane: A Murder (Soft Skull, 2005; finalist, the PEN Martha Albrand Award for the Art of the Memoir). After many years in New York City, including a stint as curator of Monday evenings at the Poetry Project, in 2005 she moved to Los Angeles, where she teaches on the BFA and MFA faculty of the School of Critical Studies at CalArts.