Judith Baumel is a poet, critic and translator. She is Associate Professor of English and Director of the Creative Writing Program at Adelphi University. A former director of the Poetry Society of America, her books of poetry are The Weight of Numbers for which she won the Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American Poets, and Now. Her poetry, translations and essays have been published in Poetry, The Yale Review, The New York Times, and The New Yorker.
Martha Cooley is the author of The Archivist, a national bestseller, and Thirty-Three Swoons (both published by Little, Brown). Her short fiction and essays have appeared in A Public Space, AGNI, Washington Square, and elsewhere. She teaches fiction in the Bennington Writing Seminars and is a member of the English Department at Adelphi University.