Christy Davids is a poet, teacher, and co-curator of the Philadelphia-based reading series Charmed Instruments. Some of her work can be found in VOLT, Open House, Bedfellows, Jacket2, Dusie, The Tiny, and the Poetry Foundation’s Harriet, among others. She is the author of three chapbooks: ‘on heat’ (2017) was selected by the editors in BOAAT Press’s 2016 chapbook competition, ‘Dysphoric Geography’ (2019) was published by Neighboring Systems, and ‘wanton’ (2020) was published by DoubleCross Press.
Pattie McCarthy is the author of seven books of poetry— most recently wifthing, out this summer from Apogee Press. She is a non-tenure track associate professor at Temple University, where she teaches literature and creative writing.
Eli Goldblatt’s poems have appeared since 1972 in small literary journals such as Hambone, The Pinch, and Cincinnati Review. His 2019 poetry collection is For Instance (Chax P), and others include Speech Acts, Without a Trace, and Sessions 1-62. A new collection, Wissahickon Creek, reflects pandemic walks and dreams of 2020. His children’s books are Leo Loves Round and Lissa and the Moon’s Sheep. He also writes on literacy and composition, and he recently published a book, co-written with David Jolliffe, entitled Literacy as Conversation: Learning Networks in Philadelphia and Arkansas (U of Pittsburgh P). He is Professor Emeritus of English at Temple University, where he directed New City Writing, an institute focused on literacy in North Philadelphia.