Boris Khersonsky is one of Ukraine's most prominent Russian-language poets. In Soviet times, he was a part of the Samizdat movement, which disseminated alternative, nonconformist literature.
Ludmila Khersonsky is author of three collections of poetry and a professional translator. Her poetry has been honored with the Voloshin Prize and translated into several languages.
Katie Farris is the author of the hybrid-form text BOYSGIRLS (Tupelo Press, 2019) and the chapbooks Thirteen Intimacies (Fivehundred Places, 2017) and Mother Superior in Hell (Dancing Girl, 2019). Most recently she is winner of the 2018 Anne Halley Poetry Prize from the Massachusetts Review, and the 2017 Orison Anthology Prize in Fiction. Her translations and original work have appeared in literary journals including The Believer, Virginia Quarterly Review, Verse, Western Humanities Review, and The Massachusetts Review. Currently, she is an Associate Professor at San Diego State University.
Ilya Kaminsky was born in Odesa, Ukraine, and now lives in the United States. He is the author of two poetry collections, Dancing in Odessa and The Deaf Republic. His works also include translations, essays and anthologies. He is a professor at Princeton University.