Kathryn Maris is a poet, critic and occasional curator who has published three books of poetry and a chapbook. Her poems have appeared in Penguin Modern Poets 5The Pushcart Prize Anthology and The Best British Poetry; her prose has been featured in the TLS, The New Statesman and other periodicals. A section of Kathryn’s most recent collection, The House With Only An Attic And A Basement (Penguin UK 2018), won the Ivan Juritz Prize for creative experiment. A Royal Literary Fund Fellow from 2020-2023, she now teaches creative writing at City and Guilds of London Art School and edits the poetry for Mixed Feelings, a literary magazine associated with the dating app Feeld. Based in London, she is originally from New York, and spends much of her time there. 

Dan Nadel is a writer and curator based in Brooklyn. A 2021-2022 fellow at the Leon Levy Center for Biography, Dan regularly contributes essays and criticism to Art in America, the New York Review of Books, and Artforum, as well as museum and gallery catalogs internationally. Currently, Dan is a co-curator for a large-scale rethinking of the art history of the 1960s at the Whitney Museum of American Art (March 2025). Dan has organized numerous exhibitions, including Chicago Comics, 1960s to Now for the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and Mike Henderson: Before the Fire, 1965-1985 at the Manetti Shrem Museum of Art, UC Davis. He is working on a forthcoming biography of Robert Crumb (Scribner, Spring 2025).

Andy Campbell is a critic, curator, educator, and historian of contemporary art and design with particular emphasis on U.S. identity-based political movements of the 20th and 21st centuries, their archives and afterlives. Recent monographs include Bound Together: Leather, Sex, Archives, and Contemporary Art, and Queer X Design. Together with Chelsea Weathers he co-edited the volume Jennifer West: Media Archaeology, and with Amelia Jones the catalog Queer Communion: Ron Athey—named one of “The Best Art Books of 2020” by The New York Times. Campbell’s essays and reviews have appeared in Artforum, Xtra, GLQ, Dress, The Invisible Archive, and Turbo, amongst others. His current book project examines the material and procedural effects of—and silences around—poverty in contemporary artistic practice in the United States. Campbell is Associate Professor of Critical Studies at USC’s Roski School of Art and Design, and he lives in Gardena, CA.

Brian Nelson is Professor Emeritus at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. He is well known for his translations and critical studies of Emile Zola. He is currently completing a new translation of Zola’s L’Assommoir and Zola: A Very Short Introduction.