Joel Lewis is the author of Surrender When Leaving Coach (Hanging Loose, 2012) and the forthcoming North River Rundown (Accent Editions 2013). He has edited the selected talks of Ted Berrigan, the selected poems of Walter Lowenfels and an anthology of contemporary New Jersey poets. And, for better or worse, he originated the now-abolished NJ Poet Laureate position that was such a headache for Amiri Baraka.
Catherine Wagner is the author of Nervous Device (City Lights, 2012) and three books from Fence, My New Job (2009), Macular Hole (2004) and Miss America (2001). As of January, she will be writing a new column on poetry at Los Angeles Review of Books.