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A poet and translator, Luisa Caycedo-Kimura was the 2014 John K. Walsh Residency Fellow at the Anderson Center at Tower View, the 2014 Adrienne Reiner Hochstadt Fellow at Ragdale, and a 2013 Robert Pinsky Global Fellow in Poetry. Luisa holds an MFA from Boston University, where she teaches creative writing. Born in Colombia and raised in New York City, a former attorney, Luisa left the legal profession to pursue her passion for writing. She has received various awards for her poetry and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize.
Elizabeth Cleary (Eli) is an American poet living in Hamden, Connecticut. Her poems have appeared in numerous journals and her poem, Battlecry of a Dying Barn, published by Tipton Poetry Journal in 2010, was nominated for a Pushcart. An economist by training, Eli promotes poetry arts programs within local communities and is co-chair of The Poetry Institute-New Haven. Whether reflecting on global events or the happenings in her garden, Elizabeth's poems highlight a sense of shared humanity and compassion.