Brittany Perham, author of Double Portrait, is a Jones Lecturer at Stanford University, where she was a Wallace Stegner Fellow. Her other books include The Curiosities and, with Kim Addonizio, The Night Could Go in Either Direction. She received her MFA from the University of Virginia.
Bao Phi, author of A Different Pond, has also written two collections of poetry, Thousand Star Hotel and Sông I Sing. He is the program director of events and awards at the Loft Literary Center.
Christina Pugh, author of Perception, lives in Evanston, Ill., and is a professor in the program for writers at the University of Illinois at Chicago. In addition to teaching, she is consulting editor for Poetry magazine.