About the readers:
Charif Shanahan is the Programs Director of the Poetry Society of America. A Cave Canem fellow, Charif studied poetry at Princeton University, Dartmouth College, and New York University, where he earned his MFA. The recipient of an Academy of American Poets Prize and a semi-finalist for the "Discovery"/Boston Review Poetry Prize, his poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The New Republic, Prairie Schooner, Barrow Street, Apogee,Phantom Limb, The Manhattanville Review, and elsewhere. He is also the poetry editor of Psychology Tomorrow Magazine.
Virginia Konchan is the author of Vox Populi (Finishing Line Press). Her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, Best New Poets, The Believer, The New Republic, and Verse, her criticism in Boston Review, Colorado Review, and Jacket2, and her French translations in Asymptote and Circumfrences Co.-founder of Matter, a journal of poetry and political commentary, she lives in Montreal.