Michelle Boisseau's books of poetry include A Sunday in God-Years, University of Arkansas Press, 2009; Trembling Air, a PEN USA finalist, University of Arkansas Press 2003; Understory, the Morse Prize, Northeastern University Press, 1996, and No Private Life, Vanderbilt, 1990. Her poems have appeared in Poetry, Gettysburg Review, Yale Review, Hudson Review, Cincinnati Review and three times on Poetry Daily. Twice she has been awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship for poetry. Her university textbook, Writing Poems (Longman), is in its 8th edition. She is Professor of English in the MFA program at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Karen Craigo is the author of two chapbooks, Someone Could Build Something Here (Winged City, 2013) and Stone for an Eye (Kent State/Wick, 2004), and her poems and essays have occurred in numerous literary journals. She maintains a daily blog, Better View of the Moon, at betterviewofthemoon.blogspot.com. She teaches writing in Springfield, Missouri, where she lives with her family.