Nicolas Pesquès is a French poet and art writer. He is the author of some twenty volumes of poetry and creative non-fiction. His most recent work is La face nord de Juliau. Dix-sept, dix-huit (Flammarion, 2020), the latest in his series of poetic meditations on Mount Juliau in the Ardèche region of south-central France.

Cole Swensen is the author of over a dozen books of poetry, including Art in Time (Nightboat, 2021). She is the recipient of the PEN USA Award in Literary Translation and the Iowa Poetry Prize. She teaches at Brown University.