Kate Colby is author of seven books of poetry, including The Arrangements and I Mean, and a new book of critical poem-essays, Dream of the Trenches. She has received awards and fellowships from the Poetry Society of America, Rhode Island State Council for the Arts and Harvard’s Woodberry Poetry Room, and has poems and essays forthcoming in A Public Space, Chicago Review and La Vague. She grew up in Massachusetts and currently lives in Providence, where she sometimes teaches at Brown and is the book editor at Essay Press.
Liz Howard’s debut collection Infinite Citizen of the Shaking Tent won the 2016 Griffin Poetry Prize and was shortlisted for the 2015 Governor General’s Award for poetry. Her recent work has appeared in Poetry Magazine, The Fiddlehead and Best Canadian Poetry 2018. Howard received an Honours Bachelor of Science with High Distinction from the University of Toronto, and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Guelph. She is of mixed settler and Anishinaabe descent. Born and raised on Treaty 9 territory in northern Ontario, she currently lives in Toronto.