Jefferson Navicky was born in Chicago and grew up in Southeastern Ohio. He earned a B.A. in English Literature from Denison University, and an M.F.A. in writing and poetics from Naropa University. He is the archivist for the Maine Women Writers Collection and teaches English at Southern Maine Community College. While working for the Authors League Fund from 2005-2007, he was the archivist for the Djuna Barnes literary estate. Jefferson’s work has received several acknowledgments and awards, including a Good Idea Grant from the Maine Arts Commission and a Maine Literary Award in Drama.
Colin Cheney is the author of Here Be Monsters (University of Georgia Press, 2010), a National Poetry Series selection. His essays and articles have appeared in Slate, The Bangkok Post, Coming Close: Forty Essays on Philip Levine, and Ellipsis: Dual Vision by Stephen Posen. His poems have appeared in publications such as AGNI, American Poetry Review, Gettysburg Review, The Kenyon Review, Ploughshares, and Poetry. Cheney has received a Pushcart Prize and a Ruth Lilly Fellowship.