Allison Titus is the author of two collections of poetry, Sum of Every Lost Ship and The True Book of Animal Homes, three chapbooks, including the forthcoming Sob Story, and a novel, The Arsonist’s Song Has Nothing To Do With Fire. Recent poems have appeared in A Public Space, Boston Review, Blackbird, Gulf Coast and Tin House. In 2011 she was awarded a poetry fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. She is on faculty in the low-residency MFA program at New England College, and works as a proofreader/copy editor for an advertising agency.

Ashley Capps received an M.F.A. in creative writing from the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Her first book of poems is Mistaking the Sea for Green Fields. The recipient of a 2011 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, she works as a writer, editor and researcher specializing in farmed animal welfare and vegan advocacy, and is a core staff writer for the food justice non-profit A Well-Fed World, and the animal justice non-profit Free from Harm. Ashley is also the director of two national anti-dairy campaigns, Mothers Against Dairy and Milk Hurts, and A Well-Fed World’s Humane Facts campaign. For more information on her poetry or advocacy writing,  visit her website.