Michael Heller has published over twenty books of poetry, essays, memoir and fiction. His most recent books are This Constellation Is A Name: Collected Poems 1965-2010 (Nightboat Books, 2012), Beckmann Variations & other poems (Shearsman, 2010) and two autobiographical works, Earth and Cave (Dos Madres, 2007) and Living Root: A Memoir (SUNY, 2001). His critical books include Speaking the Estranged: Essays on the Work of George Oppen (Salt, 2008, expanded edition, Shearsman, 2012) and Uncertain Poetries: Essays on Poets, Poetry and Poetics (Salt 2006, Shearsman, 2012). With the composer Ellen Fishman Johnson, he has collaborated on the opera “Constellations of Waking” and the multimedia work, “This Art Burning.” He resides in New York City and spends summers in the mountains above of Westcliffe, Colorado.
Kristin Prevallet was the Fall 2011 writer-in-residence at Spalding University and teaches workshops on Trance Poetics through the Center for Mindbody Studies. She is the author of four books including I, Afterlife: Essay in Mourning Time (Essay Press) and she edited and introduced the critical edition of Helen Adam’s work, A Helen Adam Reader (National Poetry Foundation). She is a member of the Belladonna Collaborative and works as a hypnotherapist in Manhattan.