Martin Ott lives in Los Angeles, where he writes often about his misunderstood city. He is the author of two books of poetry, Underdays (Notre Dame University Press, 2015), and CAPTIVE (C&R Press); and co-author with John F. Buckley of two others: YANKEE BROADCAST NETWORK (Brooklyn Arts Press, 2014), and POETS' GUIDE TO AMERICA (Brooklyn Arts Press, 2012). In 2013, he published the novel The Interrogator's Notebook (Story Merchant Books).
A recent graduate of the Helen Zell Writers Program at the University of Michigan, John F. Buckley has been writing poetry since an attempt at writing a self-help book went somewhat awry. After a twenty-year stint on and near the West Coast, he now lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan with his wife.