Rickey Laurentiis is the author of Boy with Thorn, selected by Terrance Hayes for the 2014 Cave Canem Poetry Prize (University of Pittsburgh Press, Fall 2015). His poems appear in Poetry, The New Republic, New York Times, Kenyon Review, and Boston Review, among other journals.
Jaime Shearn Coan lives in Brooklyn, New York. His poems have appeared in publications including Drunken Boat, The Portland Review, and Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry. His writings on dance can be found each month in the Brooklyn Rail. Jaime has received fellowships from Poets House, VCCA, Tin House, and the Saltonstall Foundation, and is the recipient of a 2014 Jerome Foundation Travel and Study Grant. A PhD student in English at The Graduate Center in his spare time, Jaime also teaches creative writing at The City College of New York. His poetry chapbook, Turn it Over, was recently published by Argos Books.