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Pamela Mordecai writes poetry, fiction and plays. Her collections of poetry include Journey Poem, de Man, Certifiable, The True Blue of Islands, Subversive Sonnets, de book of Mary, Up Tropic, and A Fierce Green Place: new and selected poems. Her first collection of short fiction, Pink Icing and Other Stories, appeared to enthusiastic reviews in 2006, and her first novel, Red Jacket, was published in 2015 and shortlisted for the Rogers Writers Trust Fiction Award. El Numero Uno, a play for young people, had its world premiere at the Lorraine Kimsa Theatre for Young People in Toronto in 2010.

Anne Carson was born in Canada and teaches ancient Greek for a living. 

Rosanna Bruno is a visual artist based in NY, where she makes paintings, comics and bad puns. She received a New York Foundation for the Arts grant in 2012. Her first book, The Slanted Life of Emily Dickinson, was published in 2017.

Fernanda Melchor, born in Veracruz, Mexico, in 1982, is widely recognized as one of the most exciting new voices of Mexican literature. Her first book, Hurricane Season, has been shortlisted for the International Booker Prize. Her collection This Is Not Miami is also forthcoming from New Directions.