TARA BETTS is the author of Break the Habit and Arc & Hue. Her chapbooks include Never Been Lois Lane, 7 x 7: kwansabas, and THE GREATEST!: An Homage to Muhammad Ali. Her writing has appeared in POETRY, Essence, HBO’s “Def Poetry Jam” and other journals and anthologies. Tara teaches at University of Illinois-Chicago.
PHILIP METRES is the author of Pictures at an Exhibition (2016), Sand Opera (2015), A Concordance of Leaves (2013), and To See the Earth (2008), etc. A recipient of the Lannan, two NEAs and two Arab American Book Awards, he is professor of English at John Carroll University. http://www.philipmetres.com