John Weir is the author of two novels, The Irreversible Decline of Eddie Socket (Harper & Row, 1989), which won the Lambda Literary Award for Best First Novel, and What I Did Wrong (Viking, 2006). His work has appeared in various journals and magazines, and has been published in several anthologies. Since 1993, he has taught English and Creative Writing at Queens College/CUNY, where he is Associate Professor of English. He is currently Visiting Professing in the Creative Writing Program at the University of Houston.
Robert Phillips is a John and Rebecca Moores Professor of English here at the University of Houston. He is the author of eight books of poetry, and twenty-two other books of fiction and criticism. His latest poetry collection, Circumstances Beyond our Control, was published by Johns Hopkins University Press, and has been nominated for next year's Pulitzer Prize.