Mei-mei Berssenbrugge was born in Beijing and grew up in Massachusetts. She is the author of twelve books of poetry, including Empathy (Station Hill Press), Nest (Kelsey Street Press) and I Love Artists (University of California Press). A book collaboration about weather with artist Kiki Smith was published by Galerie Lelong in 2012 and a volume of poems is forthcoming from New Directions. She lives in New York City and northern New Mexico.
Anne Tardos is a poet, visual artist, and composer. She is the author of several books of poetry and multimedia performance works, including her composition, Among Men. Her recent books include The Dik-dik’s Solitude (Granary 2003), I Am You (Salt 2008),and Both Poems (Roof Books 2011). She is also the editor of Jackson Mac Low’s 154 Forties (Counterpath 2012), and Thing of Beauty (California 2008). She is a 2009 Fellow in Poetry from the New York Foundation for the Arts. Tardos lives in New York with her husband, Michael Byron.