Mónica de la Torre is the author of six books of poetry, including The Happy End/All Welcome (Ugly Duckling Presse). Born and raised in Mexico City, she translates poetry, writes about art, and is a contributing editor to BOMB Magazine. Recent publications include Triple Canopy, Harper’s, Poetry, Erizo, and huun: arte / pensamiento desde México. She teaches in the Literary Arts program at Brown University. From Sept. 27 through Oct. 1 she will be a poet in residence in Josiah McElheny’s outdoor public art project Prismatic Park in Madison Square Park.
E. Tracy Grinnell is the author of four books of poetry: Hell Figures, portrait of a lesser subject, Some Clear Souvenir, and music or forgetting. “Helen, A Fugue” was published in the first volume of the Belladonna* Elders Series in conversation with A Pear / Actions are Erased by Leslie Scalapino. Limited edition chapbooks include Mirrorly, A Window, Leukadia, Hell and Lower Evil, Humoresque, Quadriga, a collaboration with Paul Foster Johnson, and harmonics. Grinnell’s poetry has been translated into French, Serbian, and Portuguese. She currently teaches in the MFA Writing Program at Pratt Institute and lives in Brooklyn, NY. She is the founding editor and director of Litmus Press.