William John Watkins was a member of the founding faculty at Brookdale Community College in New Jersey from which he recently retired. He has published more than 500 poems in such magazines as Rhino, South Carolina Review, Hellas, and Commonweal. His sonnet, “Wife of My Youth, Look Back, Look Back”, won the 1994 Hellas Award, and his poem, “We Die as Angels and Come Back as Men” won the 2002 Rhysling Award. His short story, “Beggar in the Living Room”, was a Nebula Award finalist.
Tom Noe is a writer and editor living in South Bend, Indiana. His most recent project was the text of a song cycle on the life of Marie Curie, staged in Virginia in February, 2009. He's currently working on a new play and, of course, more poetry.