Tamiko Beyer & Ann Stephenson

Tamiko Beyer is the author We Come Elemental, winner of Alice James Books 2011 Kinereth Gensler Award, and bough breaks  from Meritage Press. A Kundiman fellow, her poems have appeared in The Volta, Octopus, DIAGRAM, and elsewhere. She is the Associate Communications Director at the Boston-based watchdog organization, Corporate Accountability International, where she harnesses the written word to challenge some of the most powerful and abusive corporations in the world. Ann Stephenson is the author of the chapbooks Adventure Club (Insurance Editions, 2013) and Wirework (Tent Editions, 2006). Her third chapbook, Notes on the Interior, is forthcoming from Green Zone. Her work has appeared in The Brooklyn Rail, CoconutGerry Mulligan, The Recluse, Sal Mimeo and Shifter, among other publications. Ann formerly curated the Ready Set Readings series at Whitespace Gallery in Atlanta. She was born and raised in Georgia and lives in New York City.