Kim Calder received her Master's degree in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University and her Bachelor's in English from the University of California at Berkeley in Contemporary Poetry and Fiction. Her first collection of poems, who's to say what's home, was released by Writ Large Press in May 2008. She has participated in numerous spoken word events throughout the country, and she teaches writing workshops nationally. Cati Porter is the author of two poetry collections: a chapbook, small fruit songs: prose poems (Pudding House, 2008), and Seven Floors Up (Mayapple Press, 2008). Of Seven Floors Up, Tony Barnstone says "Porter names herself into the world with lyrical irony in poem after hilariously tragic poem. Follow her through the "bourbon-hinged jangling dancing open door" seven floors up to visit the kitchen of the soul. There are madwomen in that attic, but the booze is good, and they really know how to cook." Cati Porter's poems have been anthologized in White Ink (Demeter Press, York University, Canada), Letters to the World (Red Hen Press), and Bedside Guide to No Tell Motel -- Second Floor (No Tell Books). She is founder and editor-in-chief of Poemeleon: A Journal of Poetry.