Jennifer Grotz is the author of Cusp (Houghton Mifflin, 2003), winner of the Bakeless Prize for Poetry and Texas Institute of Letters' Natalie Ornish Prize and letterpress chapbook Not Body. Her poems, translations and reviews have appeared in Kenyon Review, New England Review, Ploughshares, Virginia Quarterly Review, Tri-Quarterly and Best American Poetry 2000. She is currently completing a book of translations of the French poet Patrice de La Tour du Pin.
Born in Bangladesh, Gemini Wahhaj received her undergraduate degree in engineering and graduate degree in public and international affairs from the University of Pennsylvania and Princeton University respectively, and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in creative writing at UH. She recently won Honorable Mention at the 2004 Katha Contest featuring South Asian American writing. Her work has been published in Potpourri, India Currents, Khabar, The Star, and others.