"Letters to Poets is a collection of wildly diverse, thoughtful dispatches that place poets as lineage holders and gatekeepers of cultural memory. These poets' letters bid us to hold what is dear and gift what is known; in this sense, they are all, at their best, love letters."
— Akilah Oliver

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About the Editors

Jennifer Firestone is the author of Holiday (Shearsman Books, 2008), Waves (Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs, 2007), from Flashes (Sona Books, 2006) and snapshot (Sona Books, 2004). Her work has appeared in HOW2, Xcp: Streetnotes, LUNGFULL!, Can We Have Our Ball Back, Fourteen Hills, MIPOesias Magazine, Dusie, 580 Split, Saint Elizabeth Street, moria, Feminist Studies, Sidereality, Poetry Salzburg Review, Phoebe, BlazeVOX, So to Speak: Feminist Journal of Language and Art, and others. She is completing a book-length prose poem called Flashes, a collection of media sound bytes about war and community, Gates & Fields, meditations on death and death language, and a short work called Who Is Mother Goose? She is an Assistant Professor teaching poetry at Eugene Lang College at The New School for Liberal Arts. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and their baby twins.

Dana Teen Lomax is the author of Curren¢y (Palm Press, 2006) and Room (a+bend, 1998), a chapbook which was awarded the San Francisco Foundation’s Joseph Henry Jackson Award. She is a fourth generation Californian who teaches poetry and writing in a number of institutions and serves as the Interim Director of Small Press Traffic Literary Arts Center in San Francisco. Her writing has been supported by the California Arts Council, the Marin Arts Council, the Peninsula Community Foundation, the Academy of American Poets, and others. Recent work appears in War & Peace 3 (O Books, 2007), Bay Poetics (Faux Press, 2006), sonaweb, Dusie, 580 Split, mem, Shampoo, Moria, and elsewhere. Currently she is making Q and Disclosure, two book-length experimental documentary pieces, and writing a series of poems called Shhh! Lullabies for a Tired Nation. She lives in San Quentin, California with her daughter and husband.

Letters to Poets is published by Saturnalia Books