Bradford Gray Telford was born in El Paso, grew up in Dallas, and was educated at Princeton and Columbia. He is the co-author of humor books The Rules for Cats (Dutton, 1997), Mad About Martha (Andrews and McMeel, 1996), and co-adapter and translator of Aristophanes’ The Birds (New York Fringe Theatre Festival, 1996). He is a first-year Ph.D. student in Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Houston.
Born in St. Thomas, Tiphanie Yanique is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Tufts University and former Fulbright scholar. She won the Mary Grant Charles Award for creative writing, the American Poetry Society Undergraduate Prize and Honorable Mention from the International Society of Poets. She taught English and writing and at a local high school, was a guest instructor at the University of the Virgin Islands, and has performed and published works in Africa, the Caribbean and the U.S. She currently is a Creative Writing graduate student.
Giuseppe Taurino graduated from New York Uuniversity in 1997 with an undergraduate degree in psychology. He worked as a foster care social worker and junior high school counselor for more than five years before returning to his first love - writing. He chose to pursue a master’s degree at the University of Houston’s Creative Writing program because of its strong national reputation and renowned professors.
Raised in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, Jeanine Walker earned her undergraduate degree in English Literature and graduate degree in English and Creative Writing at the University of Pittsburgh. She spent three years in South Korea teaching English as a Second Language. Jeanine is currently completing a novel set in Korea, for which she was a finalist in the 2002 James Jones First Novel Fellowship.