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A poet and translator, Luisa Caycedo-Kimura is the 2014 John K. Walsh Residency Fellow at The Anderson Center, the 2014 Adrienne Reiner Hochstadt Residency Fellow at Ragdale, and a 2013 Robert Pinsky Global Fellow in Poetry. She holds an MFA from Boston. 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 was nominated for the 2012 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.