Katy Horan was born in Houston, TX and received a BFA from The Rhode Island School of Design in 2003. Her work has been exhibited in galleries through the U.S. and in Canada, and published in several books, including The Exquisite Book (Chronicle) and Beasts! (Fantagraphics). She has twice been selected for New American Paintings (#90, #120) and was a finalist for the 2015 Hunting Art Prize. She lives and works in Austin, TX.
Taisia Kitaiskaia is a poet and writer living in Austin, TX. She is the author of Ask Baba Yaga, and her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Pleiades, jubilat, Guernica, The Missouri Review, The Adroit Journal, Juked, Gulf Coast, West Branch, Phantom Limb, Fence, Witness, Sixth Finch, and elsewhere. She has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and her manuscript Hello My Unspeakable Name was a finalist for the 2015 Southern Voices Poetry Prize judged by C.D. Wright, and for the 2015 Cleveland State University Poetry Center’s First Book Prize judged by Eileen Myles. Recipient of a Michener Center for Writers fellowship, she is the current managing editor of Bat City Review.
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