MAIRÉAD BYRNE immigrated to the United States from Ireland in 1994 for reasons of poetry. Her collection NELSON & THE HURUBURU BIRD was published in 2003 by Wild Honey Press. Recent and upcoming publications include two chapbooks, AN EDUCATED HEART (Palm Press 2005) and VIVAS (Wild Honey Press 2005), and poems in 5 AM, CONDUIT, DENVER QUARTERLY, THE DRUNKEN BOAT, and VOLT. She is the author of two plays, two books of interviews with Irish artists, a short book on James Joyce, and a lot of journalism in Ireland and the United States. She earned a PhD in theory & Cultural Studies from Purdue University in 2001 and lives with her two daughters in Providence, Rhode Island, where she teaches poetry at Rhode Island School of Design.
Stacy Szymaszek is the author of Some Mariners, Mutual Aid, and Pasolini Poems. She is also the new Program Coordinator at The Poetry Project in Manhattan.
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