Julia Bloch grew up in Northern California and Sydney, Australia. She is the author of the books Letters to Kelly Clarkson (a Lambda Literary Award finalist) and Valley Fever, and of the recent chapbooks Hollywood Forever and Like Fur. She has recently published essays and reviews in Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature, Journal of Modern Literature, and The Volta and poems in Supplement, The Sonnets: Rewriting Shakespeare, Dusie, and Bedfellows. Her poem on ovulatory time and environmental crisis is forthcoming in the Wesleyan anthology Counter-Desecration: A Glossary for Writing Within the Anthropocene. She lives in Philadelphia, where she works as Director of the Creative Writing Program at the University of Pennsylvania and as Coeditor of Jacket2.
Jocelyn Saidenberg is a Bay Area writer, whose books include Mortal City, Cusp, Dusky, Negativity, Shipwreck, and Dead Letter.kith & kin (The Elephants, 2018) is her most recent book. She is one of the editors of KRUPSKAYA Books and teaches at UC Berkeley and San Quentin State Prison.