Josef Kaplan is the author of Democracy Is Not for the People (Truck Books 2012). He lives in Brooklyn.
Robert Ostrom is from Jamestown, New York. He is the author of The Youngest Butcher in Illinois (YesYes Books) and two chapbooks, To Show the Living and Nether and Qualms. His poems have most recently appeared or are forthcoming in Guernica, Vinyl, Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art, and Gulf Coast. He lives in Queens and teaches at the City University of New York and Columbia.