Wendy Xu and Leora Fridman

Wendy Xu is the author of the chapbooks The Hero Poems (H_NGM_N), and with Nick Sturm, I Was Not Even Born (Coconut, 2013). Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Columbia Poetry Review; La Petite Zine; Third Coast; Forklift, Ohio; Jellyfish; CutBank; and elsewhere. She lives in Northampton, and is the co-editor and publisher of iO: A Journal of New American Poetry / iO Books.

Leora Fridman is a writer, translator and educator living in Massachusetts. Her recent and forthcoming publications are included in Denver Quarterly, Horseless Review, The New Megaphone, H_NGM_N,  and others. She is an MFA candidate at the UMass Amherst Program for Poets and Writers where she is Assistant Director of the Juniper Institute and co-curates the Jubilat/Jones Reading Series.