Mong-Lan is the author of Song of the Cicadas (Juniper Prize, UMASS Press, 2001), which won the Great Lakes Colleges Association’s New Writers Award, and was a finalist for the Poetry Society of America’s Norma Farber Award. Her second book is Why is the Edge Always Windy?(Tupelo Press, 2005). Honors include a Pushcart Prize, a Stegner Fellowship at Stanford University for two years, a Fulbright grant to Vietnam, and inclusion in Best American Poetry Anthology. Her paintings and photographs have been exhibited in galleries in the San Francisco Bay Area, the Capitol House in Washington D.C., in Tokyo, Japan, and the Dallas Museum of Art.
Paolo Javier is the author of 60 lv bo(e)mbs (O Books), andthe time at the end of this writing (Ahadada), which received a Small Press Traffic Book of the Year Award. He lives in New York.