Jeffrey Pethybridge is the author of Striven, The Bright Treatise (Noemi 2013). His work appears widely in journals such as Chicago Review, Volt, New American Writing, The Iowa Review and others. He’s the North American Editor for LIKESTARLINGS, an archive of collaborative poetry and poetics. He’s currently at work on a documentary project entitled “Found Poem Including History, an Essay on the Epic,” which is centered upon the recently released torture memos. He grew up in Virginia. Lytton Smith is the author of two collections of poetry from Nightboat Books, most recently While You Were Approaching the Spectacle But Before You Were Transformed by It. He also translates Icelandic fiction for Open Letter Books and writes a monthly column on British poetry for the Los Angeles Review of Books. He is Lecturer in Creative Writing at University of Hertfordshire.