Catherine Barnett is the author of three collections, Human Hours, which was the winner of the 2018 Believer Book Award in Poetry, a New York Times “Best Poetry of 2018” selection, and a finalist for the T.S. Eliot Four Quartets Prize; The Game of Boxes, which received the James Laughlin Award; and Into Perfect Spheres Such Holes Are Pierced, winner of the Beatrice Hawley Award. Her other honors include a Whiting Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a 2022 Arts and Letters Award in Literature, which honors exceptional accomplishment. She teaches graduate and undergraduate students in the Creative Writing Program at NYU, is a Distinguished Lecturer at Hunter College, and lives in New York City, where she also works as an independent editor.
Cathy Park Hong’s New York Times bestselling book of creative nonfiction, Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning, was a Pulitzer Prize finalist, won the National Book Critics Circle Award for autobiography, and earned her recognition on TIME’s 100 Most Influential People of 2021 list. She is also the author of poetry collections Engine Empire; Dance Dance Revolution, chosen by Adrienne Rich for the Barnard Women Poets Prize; and Translating Mo'um. Hong is the recipient of the Windham-Campbell Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. Her prose and poetry have been published in The New York Times, The New Republic, the Guardian, The Paris Review, Poetry, and elsewhere. She is a Professor at Rutgers-Newark University.