Julia Bloch & Catherine Taylor

Julia Bloch grew up in Northern California and Sydney, Australia. From 2006 to 2011 she co-curated the Emergency reading series in Philadelphia at the Kelly Writers House. Her poems, essays, and
reviews have appeared in Journal of Modern Literature, Aufgabe, P-Queue, Sibila (translated into Portuguese), and elsewhere, and she is the author of Letters to Kelly Clarkson (Sidebrow Books 2012). She is an editor of Jacket2 and lives in Southern California, where she teaches literature at the Bard College MAT program.

Catherine Taylor is a Founding Editor of Essay Press, a publisher of book-length, innovative and hybrid-genre essays. She is the author of Apart (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2012), a mix of prose, poetry, political theory, and found texts from South African archives. Poet Brian Teare says, “Apart is neither journalism nor memoir nor documentary poem nor lyric essay nor jeremiad—though it contains elements of them all—but a brilliant and relentless examination of conscience always in search of a literary form adequate to its mission.” Catherine received her Ph.D. from Duke University and teaches at Ithaca College.