Elisa Biagini is a poet, translator, and the editor of an anthology of contemporary American poetry in Italian translation, Nuovi Poeti Americani (Einaudi, 2006). Her most recent collection of poems is Da una crepa (2014). The poems in this volume are from The Plant of Dreaming, forthcoming from Xenos books/Chelsea editions

Wallis Wilde-Menozzi is the author of two memoirs, Mother Tongue (North Point Press) and The Other Side of the Tiber (FSG), and a novel, Toscanelli’s Ray (Cadmus Editions).