Martin Rock is a poet, editor, and teacher living in Brooklyn. He lived in Japan for nearly four years, where he taught elementary and junior high school and studied Japanese. His poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Black Warrior Review, Conduit, DIAGRAM, Forklift, Ohio, H_NGM_N, Third Coast, The Journal, and was included in Best New Poets 2012 and featured recently on the websites Brooklyn Poets and The Bakery. With Philip D. Ischy, he wrote the chapbook Fish, You Bird (Pilot, 2010). He has served as Editor in Chief of Washington Square, as Managing Editor of Epiphany, and is currently Editor in Chief of Loaded Bicycle. The recipient of fellowships from New York University, Port Townsend Writers Conference, and University of Houston, he will soon move to Texas to begin a doctoral candidacy in literature and creative writing. He is the author of DEAR MARK (Brooklyn Arts Press, 2013).
Martha Collins is the author of four previous poetry collections, including Some Things Words Can Do, and co-translator of two volumes of poetry from the Vietnamese. She teaches at Oberlin College and lives in Oberlin, Ohio, and Cambridge, Massachusetts.