George Economou has published eight books of poetry, the latest of which is Ananios of Kleitor and Century Dead Center, and several books on medieval literature. He has also published translations from ancient and modern Greek as well as from a number of medieval languages, including I’ve Gazed So Much and Half an Hour & Other Poems (works by C. P. Cavafy and the C Version of William Langland’s Piers Plowman. He has held fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies, the New York Council for the Arts, the Rockefeller Foundation for the Bellagio Center and twice from the National Endowment for the Arts. He now serves as the director of creative writing at the University of Oklahoma.

Rochelle Owens is a playwright, poet, translator, and video artist. She is the author of four collections of plays, Futz and What Came After, The Karl Marx Play and Others, Futz and Who Do You Want, Peire Vidal?, and more recently Plays by Rochelle Owens. She has published eighteen books of poetry, including most recently Solitary Workwoman. Her plays have been presented worldwide and in festivals in Edinburgh, Avignon, Paris, and Berlin, and have been translated into various languages. A recipient of five Village Voice Obie awards and honors from the New York Drama Critics Circle, she has held fellowships from the NEA, Ford, Guggenheim, Rockefeller (Bellagio Center), and numerous other foundations.