Anne Boyer is the inaugural winner of the Cy Twombly Award for Poetry from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts (2018). Her most recent book is A Handbook of Disappointed Fate (UDP 2018), a collection of essays and fables. Boyer’s other books include The Romance of Happy Workers (Coffee House 2008), My Common Heart (Spooky Girlfriend 2011), and the 2016 CLMP Firecracker award-winning Garments Against Women (U.S., Ahsahta 2015; U.K, Mute 2016). Boyer is now in the final stages of a book called The Undying, forthcoming from FSG in August 2019. She lives in Kansas City, where she is a professor at the Kansas City Art Institute.
Gail Scott is an experimental prose writer. Her goal is to write sentences which have the function of poetry. She is the author of the novels The Obituary (Coach House/Nightboat), and My Paris (Dalkey Archive), among others. She is completing a work called Furniture Music, in part an ode to the downtown Manhattan poetry scene. She has taught Creative Writing for a decade at Universite de Montreal and has also worked as a literary translator.