Leonard Schwartz’s two most recent books are IF (2012) and At Element (2011), both from Talisman House. Other recent titles include A Message Back and other Furors (Chax Press) and The Library of Seven Readings (Ugly Duckling Press). Schwartz hosts and directs the radio program Cross Cultural Poetics, archived online at Pennsound. An e-book of interviews with Michael Hardt becomes available through The Conversant this spring. About Schwartz’s book IF Catherine Taylor writes: “If it is possible to combine rapture and analysis, if it is possible to be caught up in a thoughtful enchantment, If is that brilliant spell.”
Prageeta Sharma is an associate professor in the MFA program at the University of Montana and author of four poetry collections: Bliss to Fill, The Opening Question, Infamous Landscapes, and Undergloom. In 2010 she received a Howard Foundation Grant, and she was recently awarded writing residencies at Hotel Pupik, The Millay Colony, and Headlands Center for the Arts.