Teresa Leo is the author of two books of poetry, Bloom in Reverse (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2014) and The Halo Rule (Elixir Press, 2008), winner of the Elixir Press Editors’ Prize. Her work has appeared in the American Poetry Review, Poetry, Ploughshares, Women’s Review of Books, New Orleans Review, Barrow Street, Florida Review, Cleaver Magazine, Painted Bride Quarterly, Literal Latté, Tampa Review, and elsewhere. She is the recipient of a Pew fellowship, a Leeway Foundation grant, two Pennsylvania Council on the Arts fellowships, and the Richard Peterson Poetry Prize from Crab Orchard Review. She works at the University of Pennsylvania.
Gianni is a graduate from the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey & is currently seeking entrance to an MFA in Creative Writing program. He teaches English at Atlantic Cape Community College. His poems’ inspirations come from his culture–having grown up in an Italian household & traveling to Italy twice annually to visit family–his & his friends’ passion for a more progressive society, & daily conversations with people.