James Allen Hall’s collection of personal lyric essays, I Liked You Better Before I Knew You So Well, won the Cleveland State University Poetry Center Essay Collection Award, judged by Chris Kraus. His essays have appeared in Story Quarterly, Alaska Quarterly, and Bennington Review, among others. He is the author of the poetry collection Now You’re the Enemy, which won awards from the Lambda Literary Foundation, the Texas Institute of Letters, and the Fellowship of Southern Writers. Recent poems have appeared in Best American Poetry 2012, New England Review, American Poetry Review, and A Public Space. James teaches creative writing and literature at Washington College.
Yona Harvey is the author of Hemming the Water (Four Way Books, 2013), winner of the Kate Tufts Discovery Award in poetry. Her poems and essays can be found in The Force of What’s Possible: Accessibility and the Avant-Garde and Writing Away the Stigma: Ten Courageous Writers Tell True Stories About Depression, Bipolar Disorder, ADHD, OCD, PTSD & more. She contributed to Marvel’s World of Wakanda, a companion series to the bestselling comic Black Panther; and co-wrote Marvel’s Black Panther and The Crew. She teaches in the Writing Program at the University of Pittsburgh.