MIRANDA FIELD was born and raised in London, UK. Her first book, Swallow, won a Katherine Bakeless Nason Literary Publication Award. She has also received a Discovery/The Nation Award and Pushcart Prize. Her poems appear in numerous journals, and several anthologies—including THE PUSHCART BOOK OF POETRY: The Best Poems From Thirty Years of The Pushcart Prize; LEGITIMATE DANGERS: American Poets of the New Century (Sarabande), NOT FOR MOTHERS ONLY: American Poets of the New Century (Fence Books), and EFFORTS & AFFECTIONS (Iowa). She teaches poetry workshops at the New School and NYU, in Manhattan, where she lives with poet Tom Thompson and their two children.
JEE LEONG KOH is the author of two books of poems, Payday Loans and Equal to the Earth (Bench Press). His new book Seven Studies for a Self Portrait will be released by the same press in March 2011. Born in Singapore, he lives in New York City, and blogs at Song of a Reformed Headhunter.
LYNN MELNICK's poems have previously appeared or are forthcoming in numerous journals, including Boston Review, Guernica, jubilat, LIT, The Paris Review, and A Public Space. She grew up in Los Angeles and currently lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two daughters.
BRETT FLETCHER LAUER is the poetry editor of A Public Space. His poetry has been published in the Boston Review, jubilat, BOMB, American Poetry Review, Fence, Tin House, and elsewhere. He lives in Brooklyn.