Sheila Black is the author of four poetry collections, most recently Iron, Ardent. She also co-edited Beauty is a Verb: the New Poetry of Disability, named a 2012 Notable Book for Adults by the American Library Association, and The Right Way to Be Crippled and Naked: The Fiction of Disability. She received a Witter Bynner Fellowship from the Library of Congress, selected by Philip Levine. She lives in San Antonio, Texas where she directs Gemini Ink, a literary arts center.
Sharon Olinka, poet and literary critic, is the author of Old Ballerina Club and two other books of poems Her writing appears on the Poetry of 9/11 website from the Library of Congress, while living in New York City she was active in supporting human rights causes with PEN American Center, and she was a visiting writer for Dokuz Eylul University in Izmir, Turkey, and also in Australia. She lives in San Antonio.
Alexandra van de Kamp lives in San Antonio, TX, and is the Creative Writing Classes Program Director for Gemini Ink, a literary arts nonprofit. She is the author of two full-length poetry collections: The Park of Upside-Down Chairs and Kiss/Hierarchy, as well as five chapbooks, including Dear Jean Seberg, which won the 2010 Burnside Review Chapbook Contest. She has been published in numerous journals nationwide, such as Denver Quarterly, Connecticut Review, and The Cincinnati Review. Her poems have been nominated for five Pushcart Prizes and featured on VerseDaily. She received her B.A. from Johns Hopkins University and her M.F.A. in Poetry from the University of Washington.