Catherine Barnett is the author of three collections of poetry. Her most recent book, Human Hours, was published in September 2018 by Graywolf Press. Her two previous collections are Into Perfect Spheres Such Holes Are Pierced, which won the Beatrice Hawley Award from Alice James Book, and The Game of Boxes, winner of the James Laughlin Award of the Academy of American Poets. Her honors include a Whiting Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship. She teaches graduate and undergraduate students in the Creative Writing Program at NYU, is a Distinguished Lecturer at Hunter College, and a Visiting Professor at Barnard College.
Mary Beth Keane’s debut novel, The Walking People, received a PEN/Hemingway Award, and in 2011 she was selected as one of the National Book Foundation’s “5 under 35.” Her second novel, Fever, was named one of the best books of 2013 by The San Francisco Chronicle, NPR Books, and Library Journal, and is now in development to be a mini-series with BBC America. She was a 2015 Guggenheim Fellow in Fiction and her third novel, Ask Again Yes, is forthcoming in the spring of 2019.
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