Erin Russell is an Amsterdam-based Canadian writer and winner of CutBank’s Patricia Goedicke Prize for Poetry and the University of Toronto’s Wycliffe College Poetry Award. She is currently subeditor at Black Bough and a reader at PANK. Her poetry, fiction, and essays have been widely published. A former journalist, Russell researches disability and queer theory as applied to hybrid literary form, and lectures in literature and writing at Amsterdam University College.
Amy Bagan has worked in book and magazine publishing (Godine, Columbia University Press, the Paris Review, SUN Press, Newsweek, Piano & Keyboard) and as a teacher of English Composition at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. Her poems have been awarded the Grolier Poetry Prize, the Montalvo Poetry Prize, an Academy of American Poets University Prize, and finalist for the 2016 James Hearst Poetry Prize. Her manuscript, Sand-Blind, was selected as a National Poetry Series finalist.