2019 Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Forrest Gander's books include Be With (2018), Eye Against Eye (2005), Torn Awake (2001), and Science & Steepleflower (1998). Primarily a poet, he is also a translator, novelist, essayist, and editor of several anthologies. His translations of Pablo Neruda are collected in Then Come Back: The Lost Neruda Poems (2016). Gander has won the Whiting Writers' Award, a Howard Foundation Award, the Jessica Nobel Maxwell Memorial Prize, and two Gertrude Stein Awards for innovative North American writing. For 20 years, he co-edited the literary small press Lost Roads with his wife, C.D. Wright (1949 - 2016).
Harryette Mullen's collections include Urban Tumbleweed: Notes from a Tanka Diary (2012), Recyclopedia (2006), Sleeping with the Dictionary (2002), and S*PeRM**K*T (1992). Her numerous honors include fellowships from the Academy of American Poets, the Guggenheim Foundation, the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Women's Studies at the Univ. of Rochester, the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, and the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation. She is the recipient of a Gertrude Stein Award in Innovative American Poetry, the Jackson Poetry Prize, and a United States Artist Fellowship. She teaches at UCLA.