Robert Fernandez is the author of We Are Pharaoh (Canarium Books 2011) and Pink Reef (forthcoming Canarium 2013). He is the recipient of awards from the Andrew W. Mellon foundation, the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and the Gertrude Stein Awards for Innovative Poetry. He was recently named a New American Poet by the Poetry Society of America.
A writer, artist & performer, Jennifer Tamayo is slowly becoming a human being. Her manuscript, Red Missed Aches, Read Missed Aches, Red Mistakes, Read Mistakes was selected by Cathy Park Hong as the 2010 winner of Switchback Book’s Gatewood Prize and was published in June 2011. She serves as the Managing Editor at Futurepoem and teaches art and poetry to students in Harlem.