Chloe Honum was born in Santa Monica, California, and was raised in Auckland, New Zealand. Her poems have appeared in The Paris Review, Poetry, and The Southern Review, among other journals, and have been anthologized in Best New Poets 2008 and 2010. Her first book, The Tulip-Flame, was selected by Tracy K. Smith as winner of the 2013 Cleveland State University Poetry Center First Book Prize. She is a recipient of a 2009 Ruth Lilly Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation, as well as residencies from the MacDowell Colony, the Kerouac House, and Djerassi. She holds a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College and an M.F.A. from the University of Arkansas, where she directed the Writers in the Schools program. Currently, Chloe is a Helen Devitt Jones Fellow at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas.
Courtney Marie is an artist and writer currently residing in Denton, TX. She has had poems recently published with Literary Orphans, The Thing Itself, Black Sun Lit, and Spooky Girlfriend Press. She organizes the Spiderweb Salon arts collective in Denton.