Mina Pam Dick (aka Hildebrand Pam Dick, Nico Pam Dick et al.) is a writer, artist and philosopher living in New York City. She’s a native New Yorker. She received a BA from Yale and an MFA in Painting as well as an MA in Philosophy from the University of Minnesota. Her writing has appeared in Tantalum, BOMB and The Brooklyn Rail, and is forthcoming in The Portable Boog Reader 4 and Aufgabe #9; her philosophical work has appeared in a collection put out by the International Wittgenstein Symposium (Kirchberg am Wechsel, Austria). Her first book, Delinquent, was published by Futurepoem in late 2009.
Franklin Bruno is the author of two chapbooks, MF/MA (Seeing Eye) and the recent Policy Instrument (Lame House), as well as a critical monograph on Elvis Costello’s Armed Forces, published in Continuum Books’ 33 1/3 series. His poetry has appeared in Vanitas, The Hat, With + Stand, The New Review of Literature and other periodicals, and the anthology Intersections: Innovative Poetry in Southern California (Green Integer). His essays and critical writing appear in The Nation, The Believer, and Oxford American, and online at the Poetry Foundation website and Bookforum. As a musician, he has released a dozen albums of original songs since 1990 as a solo artist and with the bands Nothing Painted Blue, The Extra Glenns, and (currently) The Human Hearts. His most recent CD is Local Currency: Solo 1992-1998, which collections four-track recordings from vinyl 7″s and compilation albums. He holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from UCLA and has also taught at Northwestern University and Bard College. A native Southern Californian, Franklin now lives in Jackson Heights, Queens, where he just barely maintains the blog Nervous Unto Thirst.