Nicole Brossard is a poet, novelist and essayist who has published more than thirty books since 1965, including These Our Mothers, Lovhers, Mauve Desert and Baroque at Dawn. She has won two Governor General’s Awards for poetry, as well as le Prix Athanase-David and the Canada Council’s Molson Prize. Her previous collection in English, Notebook of Roses and Civilization, also translated by Robert Majzels and Erín Moure, was nominated for the Griffin Poetry Prize. Her newest English translation is White Piano, published by Coach House Books earlier this year. She lives in Montreal. Jocelyn Saidenberg is the author of Mortal City, Cusp, Negativity, The Dispossessed and Shipwreck. She is the founding editor of Krupskaya Books and has curated events and performances for New Langton Arts, Small Press Traffic and Right Window. She lives in San Francisco and is currently working towards a PhD at UC Berkeley writing on the poetry of Lucretius and Catullus and anthropologies of violence.