Maya Marshall is a Cave Canem Fellow. She is a poetry reader for Muzzle Magazine. In 2013 she was a Gwendolyn Brooks Open Mic Award finalist and a Department of a Cultural Affairs Grant Recipient. Her poems are forthcoming or have appeared in Fjords, RHINO, Blackberry, The Legendary, Poetic Hustles in the Era of Hope and Change and other publications.
Timothy Cook, a Chicago native, graduated from Loyola University with a B.A. in philosophy and from the M.F.A. Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College. His poems have appeared in such locations as Asheville Poetry Review, Faultline, The Cortland Review, and City of the Big Shoulders: An Anthology of Chicago Poetry, and he is a recipient of a grant from the Mookie Jam Foundation, which supports artists.