Krystal Languell was born in South Bend, Indiana. Her most recent book is Gray Market (1913 Press, 2016). She published Archive Theft, a collection of interviews with women poets, with Essay Press in 2015. She is the recipient of a Poetry Project Emerge-Surface-Be fellowship (2013-2014) and a Lower Manhattan Cultural Council workspace residency (2014-2015). Development Director for Belladonna* Collaborative and publisher of the feminist poetry journal Bone Bouquet, Languell also works as a freelance bookkeeper for small presses and teaches at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York.
Simone White is the author of Dear Angel of Death, Of Being Dispersed, House Envy of All of the World and the chapbooks Unrest and Dolly (with the paintings of Kim Thomas). She teaches in the English department at the University of Pennsylvania and lives in Brooklyn with her son.
Stacy Szymaszek is a poet, and arts administrator/organizer, and teacher. She was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where in 1999 she started working for Woodland Pattern Book Center. She founded and edited seven issues of GAM, a free magazine featuring the work of poets living in the upper midwest. In 2005, she moved to NYC to work for The Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church, where she served as Executive Director from 2007-2018. Szymaszek is the author of the books Emptied of All Ships (2005), Hyperglossia (2009), hart island (2015), Journal of Ugly Sites and Other Journals (2016), which won the Ottoline Prize from Fence Books and was nominated for a Lambda Literary Award in 2017, and A Year From Today (2018 ). She is the recipient of a 2014 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry and a 2019 Foundation for Contemporary Arts award in poetry. She is a regular teacher for Naropa University’s Summer Writing Program, and mentor for Queer Art Mentorship.
Szymaszek is the 2018-19 Hugo Visiting Writer at the University of Montana and was a Poet-in-Resident at Brown University in fall 2018.