Katharine Coles is a Distinguished Professor at the University of Utah. Her ten books include seven collections of poems, most recently Wayward (Red Hen Press, 2019); her memoir, Look Both Ways, was released in 2018 by Turtle Point Press, which will also publish The Stranger I Become: essays in reckless poetics. 2018–19 Poet-in-Residence at the Natural History Museum of Utah and the SLC Public Library for the Poets House FIELD WORK program, she traveled to Antarctica in 2010 to write poems under the auspices of the National Science Foundation’s Antarctic Artists and Writers Program. She has also received awards from the NEA, the NEH, and the Guggenheim Foundation.  

Ashley Ruiter is an ARC Future Fellow and Senior Lecturer at the University of New South Wales (Canberra) and a specialist in astrophysics.