Heather Christle is the author of The Trees The Trees and The Difficult Farm, both published by Octopus Books. Her third poetry collection, What Is Amazing, will be out from Wesleyan University Press this spring. She has taught at Emory University and the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and is the web editor for jubilat. A native of Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, she lives in Western Massachusetts.
Clayton F. Merrell grew up in Pittsburgh and Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela. He has exhibited widely, most recently at such venues as Kipp Gallery, in Indiana, Pennsylvania; Cuchifritos Gallery, in New York City; the US Embassy in Belize; and the Roswell Museum and Art Center, in Roswell, New Mexico. He has received awards and grants from The Millay Colony for the Arts, the Vermont Studio Center, the Center for the Arts in Society, the Blue Mountain Center, and elsewhere. He is currently an associate professor at Carnegie Mellon University.