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 is the author of four books of poems including Perception, which was named one of the top poetry books of 2017 by Chicago Review of Books. A recent Guggenheim fellow in poetry, she is a professor in the Program for Writers at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and consulting editor for Poetry.