Tom C. Hunley is the author of six full-length poetry collections and two scholarly books. He is also a professor at Western Kentucky University, creator of the publisher Steel Toe Books,and lead singer/guitarist for Dr. Tom and the Mini-mes.

Mary Ann Samyn is the author of six full-length collections of poetry. Her latest book is called Air, Light, Dust, Shadow, Distance. She has received multiple awards for her poetry including: the Emily Dickinson Prize from the Poetry Society of America, the James Wright Poetry Award from Mid-American Review, and a Pushcart Prize. She is a Professor of English at West Virginia University.