Rebecca Wolff is an award-winning poet and founding editor of Fence and Fence Books. She received an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop and is the author of three books of poems: Manderly (University of Illinois Press, 2001), Figment (Norton, 2004), and The King(Norton, 2009), as well as the novel The Beginners (Riverhead, 2011). Her work has appeared in The Nation, The Paris Review and A Public Space. Wolff lives in Athens, New York and teaches at the NY State Writers Institute in poetry and creative writing.
Eileen Myles was born in Boston and moved to New York in 1974 to be a poet. Snowflake/different streets (poems, 2012) is the latest of her 18 books. Inferno (a poet’s novel) came out in 2010. For The Importance of Being Iceland/travel essays in art she received a Warhol/Creative Capital grant. In 2010 the Poetry Society of America awarded Eileen the Shelley Prize. She is a Prof. Emeritus of Writing at UC San Diego. She’s a 2012 Guggenheim fellow. She lives in New York.