Matthew E. Silverman teaches at Gordon State College and he is editor of Blue Lyra Press. His books include: The Floating Door (Glass Lyre Press) and The Breath before Birds Fly (ELJ Press). His poems have appeared in over 70 journals, including: Crab Orchard Review, 32 Poems, December, Chicago Quarterly Review, North Chicago Review, Hawai'i Pacific Review, The Southern Poetry Anthology, The Los Angeles Review, Mizmor L'David Anthology: The Shoah, Many Mountains Moving, Pacific Review, and other magazines. He co-edited Bloomsbury's Anthology of Contemporary Jewish American Poetry with Deborah Ager, and the forthcoming anthology: New Voices: Contemporary Writers Confronting the Holocaust with Howard Debs.
Nancy Naomi Carlson is a poet, translator, essayist, and editor, and has authored 10 titles (6 translated). An Infusion of Violets, her second full-length poetry collection, was published by Seagull Books (2019), and named a "New & Noteworthy" title by the New York Times Book Review. A recipient of grants from the NEA, Maryland Council for the Arts, and Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County, her work has appeared in such journals as APR, The Georgia Review, The Paris Review, and Poetry. She recently was decorated by the French government with the French Academic Palms and is a professor of graduate counseling at Walden University.