Pattie McCarthy is author of five full length books of poetry with Apogee Press. The most recent, "Quiet Book", came out this year. Pattie has also published many chapbooks and has been the recipient of a Pew Foundation grant, among other awards. Pattie is a Phililadelphia poet, and her first readings from "Quiet Book" will be this September on her West Coast tour.
Denise Newman is a poet and translator living in San Francisco. Her translation of The Painted Room by the Danish poet Inger Christensen will was published by the Harvill Press, U.K. She is the author of two chapbooks, Why Pear? (Em Press) and Of Later Things Yet to Happen (Meow Press). Her poems have appeared in Volt, apex of the M, Chain, and Five Fingers Review, where she is a staff editor. She has been a Djerassi Resident Artist, and she teaches creative writing at the California College of Arts and Crafts and at Mills College. Her most recent books are The New Make Believe, published by the Post Apollo Press in 2010, and her translation of Inger Christenen’s novel Azorno.