Allan Peterson’s fourth book, Fragile Acts, is the second title in the new McSweeney’s Poetry Series and a finalist for both the 2013 National Book Critics Circle Award and the Oregon Book Award. His last book is As Much As from Salmon Press, 2011. Other books are All the Lavish in Common (2005 Juniper Prize), Anonymous Or (Defined Providence Prize 2001) and five chapbooks, notably Omnivore, winner of the 2009 Boom Prize from Bateau Press. His next book, Precarious, is forthcoming from 42 Miles Press in 2014. He has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and The State of Florida, and was invited to read from his work at the 2010 Cuisle International Poetry Festival in Ireland. www.allanpeterson.net
Vaughn Whitney Garland received his M.F.A. in Painting and Printmaking from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2003. He is a PhD candidate at Virginia Commonwealth University in the interdisciplinary Media, Art, and Text (MATX) program. His dissertation is currently titled Place, Participation, and the Digital Collective.
Roger Sedarat is the author of two poetry collections: Dear Regime: Letters to the Islamic Republic, which won Ohio UP’s 2007 Hollis Summers’ Prize, and Ghazal Games (Ohio UP, 2011). His translations of modern and classical Persian verse have appeared in World Literature Today,Ezra, and Drunken Boat. He teaches poetry and literary translation in the MFA program at Queens College, City University of New York.