Phyllis Moore is the author of the short-story collection A Compendium of Skirts (Carroll & Graf, 2002). Her work has been short-listed in the Best American Short Stories and Pushcart Prize anthologies, and she has been the recipient of numerous Florida and Illinois arts council grants. She received her PhD in English from the University of Illinois at Chicago and is a former co-chair of the MFA in writing program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is now the director of the School of Liberal Arts at the Kansas City Art Institute, where she teaches literature and writing and conducts the school’s Paris study abroad program.
Albert Goldbarth is the author of more than twenty-five books of poetry, most recently Selfish (2015), Everyday People (2012), and The Kitchen Sink: New and Selected Poems, 1972–2007 (2007), all from Graywolf Press. He has twice won the National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry.