Virginia Lucas, from Monteviedo, Uruguay, is a poet, editor, and literature professor. Her books include the poetry collections Épicas marinas (Artefato, 2004) and No es de acanto la flor en piedra (Lapsus, 2005), the anthology Orsai: género, erotismo y subjetividad (Pirates, MVD, 2008) and Muestra de cuentos lesbianos (Trilce, 2010). She is Literature Director of the National Office of Culture (with the Uruguyuan Ministry of Education and Culture) and Research Coordinator of Queer Studies Montevideo.
Jen Hofer is a Los Angeles-based poet, translator, social justice interpreter, teacher, knitter, book-maker, public letter-writer, urban cyclist, and co-founder of the language justice and language experimentation collaborative Antena and of the local language justice advocacy group Antena Los Ángeles. Her recent and forthcoming books are available from a range of small presses, including Action Books, Atelos, Counterpath Press, Kenning Editions, Insert Press, Les Figues Press, Litmus Press, Little Red Leaves (Textile Editions), NewLights Press, Palm Press, Subpress, Ugly Duckling Presse, and in many DIY/DIT editions.