Hoa Nguyen is the author of eight poetry books and chapbooks, including Red Juice: Poems 1998-2008 (Wave) and As Long As Trees Last (Wave). She lives in Toronto, Ontario where she teaches poetics at Ryerson University and curates a reading series.
Dale Smith is the author of the recently published book of poetry, Slow Poetry in America (Cuneiform); and a book of scholarship, Poets Beyond the Barricade: Rhetoric, Citizenship, and Dissent after 1960(Alabama). He is on the faculty of the department of English at Ryerson University, Toronto.
Between 1998-2003, Nguyen and Smith edited the Austin-based independent poetry magazine and press Skanky Possum.