Rachael Briggs, when she’s not writing poetry, works as a research fellow in philosophy. She splits her time between Griffith University in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, and the Australian National University in Canberra, ACT, Australia. She has published poems in Rattle and The Tower Journal, and likes to perform at a variety of Brisbane venues, including Words or Whatever, Speedpoets, Riverbend Poets, Whispers Salon and the Queensland Poetry Festival.
D.R. Goodman, a native of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, studied biology at Reed College in Oregon and philosophy at UC Berkeley, before leaving academia to practice writing and martial arts. She lives in Oakland, California, where she is founder and chief instructor at a martial arts school. Her poetry has appeared in such journals as Crazyhorse, Notre Dame Review, Seattle Review, Tampa Review, Whitefish Review, and many others; and in the 2005 anthology, Sonnets: 150 Contemporary Sonnets, William Baer, editor.