Edward Dorn (1929–99) was professor of creative writing at the University of Colorado, where he taught for more than twenty years. He is author of over forty books of poety, fiction, nonfiction, and translation, including the epic Gunslinger; his long-awaited Collected Poems, edited by Jennifer Dunbar Dorn, was published in December 2012.
A working photographer and film maker, Leroy Lucas is the author of Growing up Black, and he contributed the photographs to The Youngest Revolution: A Personal Report on Cuba. He lives in Austin, Texas.
Matthew Hofer is associate professor of English at the University of New Mexico. He teaches and writes about twentieth-century literature, with a special interest in innovative poetry and poetics.