Simone Muench is the author of five full-length books including Orange Crush (Sarabande, 2010) and Wolf Centos (Sarabande, 2014). Her chapbook Trace received the Black River Award (BLP, 2014). She is a recipient of a 2013 NEA fellowship and the 2014 Meier Foundation for the Arts Achievement Award. She serves as faculty advisor for Jet Fuel Review, and currently collaborates with Dean Rader on a book titled Frankenstein Sonnets.
Dean Rader’s Works & Days, won the 2010 T. S. Eliot Prize, and Landscape Portrait Figure Form (2014) was a Barnes & Noble Review Best Poetry Book of the Year. He is the editor of 99 Poems for the 99 Percent: An Anthology of Poetry and the winner of the 2015 George Bogin Award from the Poetry Society of America. A new collection, Self-Portrait as Wikipedia Entry, is forthcoming in 2016 from Copper Canyon. He is a professor at The University of San Francisco, and he collaborates with Simone Muench on a book titled Frankenstein Sonnets.