Moriah L Purdy grew up in New England but later followed the migratory patterns of many birds to the Mid-Atlantic, first to the DC area for an MFA at George Mason University and then to the eastern shore of Maryland for a job at Washington College where she is the Assistant Director of the Writing Center and a lecturer for the departments of English and Education. Her poems, visual poems, and collaborative projects have been featured in DIAGRAM, Word For/Word, and other journals. She shares some thoughts on poetics and pedagogy at her personal blog at http://moriahlpurdy.wordpress.com.
Stephanie Rozene is an Assistant Professor of Art and the Ceramics Studio Head at Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY additionally she has taught at Bowling Green State University in OH and at Siena Heights University in MI. She holds an M.F.A in ceramics and craft history from NSCAD University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada and a B.F.A from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in Alfred, New York. She has shown work nationally and internationally including but not limited to the Urban Institute of Contemporary Art (Grand Rapids, MI), Baltimore Clayworks (Baltimore, MD), Gloria Kennedy Gallery (Brooklyn, NY), The Warehouse Gallery (Syracuse, NY) and Everson Museum (Syracuse, NY), She is dedicated to the advancement and development of the field of Craft History and Theory and in particular the use of historical ornament as a visual language.