Robert King is the author of I Was the Jukebox, winner of the 2009 Barnard Women Poets Prize, selected by Joy Harjo and published by W. W. Norton. Her first collection, Theories of Falling, won the 2007 New Issues Poetry Prize. Her nonfiction has been featured in the Washington Post Magazine and she is working on Don’t Kill the Birthday Girl: Tales from an Allergic Life, forthcoming from Crown. She lives in Washington, D.C.
Steven Buchanan is an American poet and novelist. His prose includes The Way Through Doors (Vintage 2009), Samedi the Deafness (Vintage 2007), Vera & Linus (Nyhil 2006), and Parables & Lies (Cupboard 2008). His verse includes March Book (Grove 2004) and The Village On Horseback (Milkweed 2011). Work of his appeared in Best American Poetry 2006. In 2008, he won the Paris Review’s Plimpton Prize for the novella The Early Deaths of Lubeck, Brennan, Harp & Carr. He published a book of drawings, Og svo kom nottin, in Iceland in 2006. He is known both domestically and abroad for a bleak but lyrical style. He lives in Chicago and teaches in the graduate writing program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.