EDITED BY ILYA KAMINSKY, DOMINIC LUXFORD, AND JESSE NATHAN
Ilya Kaminsky was born in Odessa, Ukraine, and currently lives in San Diego. He’s the author of Dancing In Odessa, and the co-editor of The Ecco Anthology of International Poetry. With Jean Valentine, he has co-translated Dark Elderberry Branch: Poems of Marina Tsvetaeva.
Dominic Luxford was raised on a sheep farm in the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia, and currently lives in San Francisco. He edited The McSweeney’s Book of Poets Picking Poets, has been the Believer magazine’s poetry editor since 2007, and co-founded the McSweeney’s Poetry Series.
Jesse Nathan was born in Berkeley, grew up on a farm in Kansas, and lives now in San Francisco. He’s the author of several chapbooks, including Cloud 9, and is a co-founding editor of the McSweeney’s Poetry Series. He’s completing a PhD in poetry and poetics at Stanford.