Kurt Klopmeier comes from a farm near St. Louis, Missouri where he learned the beauty of silence and a love for comics. He's been published in ripple(s), Amethyst Arsenic, and Consequence Magazine, as well as an anthology of Dorchester, Massachusetts poets, Write on the DOT.
Betsy Gomez grew up in the desert in Southern California, near the Mexican border. She studied literature and Russian and Soviet Studies at UC San Diego, and has an MFA in poetry from UMass Boston. Her work has been featured in 580 Split, Amethyst Arsenic, and The Coachella Review. She is the recipient of the 2013 Emerging Writer Fellowship in poetry from the Writer's Room of Boston. This summer, you can find her working on poems and short stories, trying to learn a Brahms sonata, and watching cartoons.