Dorothea Lasky is the author of three poetry collections, AWE, Black Life, and the forthcoming Thunderbird, all published by Wave. She is a graduate of the MFA program at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and she holds a doctorate in Creativity and Education from the University of Pennsylvania. She lives in New York City.

Dominic Luxford is the editor of The McSweeney’s Book of Poets Picking Poets (McSweeney’s, 2007), the founding poetry editor of the Believer magazine, and a founding editor of the McSweeney’s Poetry Series. For several years he tutored elementary school student for the H.E.A.R.T. program in Portland, Oregon. He lives in San Francisco.

Jesse Nathan is a founding editor of the McSweeney’s Poetry Series. He served as managing editor of The Best American Nonrequired Reading from 2009 to 2011 and lives south of San Francisco, where he edits books for McSweeney’s, writes poems, and works on a PhD in English Literature at Stanford.

Series Editor:

Ilya Kaminsky is the Director of the Harriet Monroe Poetry Institute at the Poetry Foundation. He is the author of Dancing in Odessa, and co-editor of The Ecco Anthology of International Poetry.