Jeremy Lespi received his PhD at the Center for Writers and taught in the English Department of the University of Alabama until his death in 2007. His chapbook The Last Day of Pompeii was published by Dicey Books in 2003.
Kristina Lucenko is Associate Director of the Program in Writing and Rhetoric at Stony Brook University, where she teaches a range of writing courses. Her work has been published in AGNI, the Paterson Literary Review, and Post Road, among other publications. She lives on Long Island with her family.