Carlo Matos has published poems in 5×5, kill author, The Houston Literary Review, Radiant Turnstile, DIAGRAM, The Mad Hatters’ Review, and narrative (dis)continuities, among others. He is the author of a previous collection of poems entitled A School for Fishermen (BrickHouse Books, 2010). His first book of scholarship, Ibsen’s Foreign Contagion, was published by Academica Press in 2012. He teaches writing at the City Colleges of Chicago by day and competes in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) by night. In his off-hours, he can be found entertaining clients at the Chicago Poetry Bordello.
Tom Montgomery Fate is the author of five books of nonfiction, including Beyond the White Noise (Chalice Press, 1997), a collection of essays; Steady and Trembling (Chalice Press, 2005), a spiritual memoir; and Cabin Fever (Beacon Press, 2011), a nature memoir. His essays have appeared in The Chicago Tribune, The Boston Globe, The Baltimore Sun, Orion, Iowa Review, Fourth Genre, Riverteeth, Sojourners, The Christian Century, and many other journals and anthologies, and they regularly air on National Public Radio and Chicago Public Radio. A graduate of the nonfiction writing program at the University of Iowa and of the Chicago Theological Seminary, he is currently a professor of English at College of DuPage. He and his wife, Carol, have three children.