Iain Haley Pollock’s second collection of poems, Ghost, Like a Place, is new from Alice James Books. His debut collection, Spit Back a Boy, won the 2010 Cave Canem Poetry Prize. Pollock teaches English at Rye Country Day School in Rye, NY, and is a member of the poetry faculty at the Solstice MFA program of Pine Manor College. He serves as a poetry co-editor at Solstice Literary Magazine. 

Nicholas Friedman is the author of Petty Theft, winner of the 2018 New Criterion Poetry Prize. Born and raised in Syracuse, Friedman is the recipient of a Wallace Stegner Fellowship from Stanford University and a Ruth Lilly Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation. His poems have appeared in The New York Times, Poetry, Yale Review, and other publications. He lives with his wife and son in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he is a Jones Lecturer in Poetry at Stanford.