Micah Ballard’s recent books include Waifs and Strays (City Lights Books, 2011), Parish Krewes (Bootstrap Press, 2009), Poems from the New Winter Palace (Arrow as Aarow, 2010), and Evangeline Downs (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2006). He co-edits Auguste Press and Lew Gallery Editions, is on the editorial board for the Contemporary Poetry series at UNO Press, and works for the MFA in Writing Program at USF. He lives in San Francisco with poet Sunnylyn Thibodeaux and their daughter, Lorca.
Joanne Kyger, a native Californian, is the author of many books of poetry. Her more recent are ABOUT NOW: COLLECTED POEMS, AS EVER: SELECTED POEMS, NOT VERACRUZ, and LO & BEHOLD. She will be teaching again this summer at Naropa’s Summer Writing Program.