Randall Horton (West Haven, CT), originally from Birmingham, Alabama, is a NEA Poetry Fellow. He is a past recipient of the Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Prize and the author of the poetry collections The Lingua Franca of Ninth Street and The Definition of Place, both from Main Street Rag. Horton is also Editor-in-Chief of Reverie and editor of four children’s anthologies. Horton has a MFA in Creative Writing with an emphasis in Poetry from Chicago State University and a PhD in Creative Writing from SUNY Albany. He is also a Cave Canem fellow. Horton currently teaches at the University of New Haven and is the Poetry Editor of Willow Books of Aquarius Press and Managing Editor of Tidal Basin Review.
Qiana Towns (Flint, MI) received a MFA in poetry from Bowling Green State University and is a 2007 recipient of the Cave Canem fellowship. She holds a MA from Central Michigan University, where she served as poetry editor for the online literary journal Temenos. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Nubian Chronicle, The Mochila Review, Prick of the Spindle and Pindeldyboz.