Cathy Park Hong is the author of three collections of poetry: Engine Empire, Translating Mo'um, and Dance Dance Revolution which was chosen for the Barnard Women Poets Prize. She is the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, and a Village Voice Fellowship for Minority Reporters. Her poems have been published in A Public Space, Paris Review, Conjunctions, McSweeney's, Harvard Review, Boston Review, The Nation, among others. She is an assistant professor at Sarah Lawrence College and is regular faculty at the Queens M.F.A. program in Charlotte, NC.
Ben Schrank is the author of two novels for adults, Miracle Man and Consent, as well as the author of the Insiders series for young adults. His new novel, Love is a Canoe, is forthcoming. He has written for the Financial Times, The New York Observer, Vogue, O, and Seventeen, where he was the voice behind the fictional column "Ben's Life." He is president and publisher of Razorbill, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers Group dedicated to young adult and middle grades books. He has been a creative wriitng professor in the M.F.A. program at Brooklyn College and lives in Brooklyn, NY, where he grew up.