Poet, novelist, essayist, Stéphane Lambert was born in Brussels in 1974. Interested in the creative process, he has devoted various books to artists (Nicolas de Staël, Rothko, Paul Klee, Monet, Spilliaert, Caspar David Friedrich, Van Gogh), among which Visions de Goya, l’éclat dans le désastre won the André Malraux prize for essays on art and Avant Godot, where he explores the link between painting and writing, was awarded the Roland de Jouvenel prize at the French Academy. In addition to his books, he writes fiction and documentaries for France Culture and contributes to Beaux-Arts Magazine. He has just produced a podcast for the National Chagall Museum in Nice, where he will present an exhibition designed for the 50th anniversary of the place in early 2023. In 2022, he was awarded the Victor Rossel Prize (the main literary prize in Belgium) for his story L’Apocalypse heureuse.

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Eric Pankey is the author of fifteen collections of poetry and a collection of essays. His work has been supported by two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships and a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship. He is Professor of English and the Heritage Chair in Writing at George Mason University where he teaches in the BFA and MFA programs in creative writing.

Jennifer Atkinson is the author of six collections of poetry—most recently A Gray Realm the Ocean, which won the 2021 Poets Out Loud Prize from Fordham University Press. She is newly retired from George Mason University, where she taught in the MFA and BFA programs in Poetry Writing. She lives in northern Virginia.

Jennifer Grotz is the author of three books of poetry, most recently Window Left Open. Also a translator from the French and Polish, her most recent translation is Rochester Knockings, a novel by Tunisian-born writer Hubert Haddad.

Elizabeth Robinson is the award-winning author of several collections of poetry, most recently Counterpart and Blue Heron. Currently she works as a court advocate for homeless people in Boulder, Colorado.