Julian Billups' work has appeared in AGNI Online, Barrow Street, Colorado Review, Salt Hill, and others. He lives and works in New York. Read his poems here.
Thomas Sayers Ellis is the author of The Maverick Room (2005). His poems and photographs have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including American Poetry Review, Callaloo, Best American Poetry (1997 and 2001), Grand Street, The Baffler, Jubilat, Tin House, Poetry, and The Nation. He is also an Assistant Professor of Writing at Sarah Lawrence College and a faculty member of The Lesley University low-residency M.F.A Program. He lives in Brooklyn, NY and spends his summers in Washington, D.C. working on The Go-Go Book: People in the Pocket in Washington, D.C. He recently joined the faculty of Cave Canem, performed at SummerStage in Central Park and at the Smithsonian Instituite’s Folklife Festival on the National Mall. His new book, Skin, Inc., is forthcoming from Graywolf Press in fall 2010. Here is a poem and here, too.
Wendy S. Walters’ is the author of Longer I Wait, More You Love Me (just released!) and a chapbook, Birds of Los Angeles (2005), both published by Palm Press (Long Beach, CA). Walters’ poetry has been recognized with residency fellowships from Breadloaf, MacDowell and Yaddo, and her poems have recently appeared in Callaloo, HOW2, Natural Bridge, Seneca Review and the Yalobusha Review, among several others. Her lyric and personal essays have been published or are forthcoming in Seneca Review, Seattle Review, and Harper’s Magazine.