Miljenko Jergovic was born in Sarajevo in 1966. A poet and journalist, he writes for the daily Oslobodjenje newspaper. He has written another collection of short stories as well as two novels, *Buick Riviera* and *Mama Leone*. His work has been translated extensively throughout the world.
Stela Tomsevic was born in Belgrade in 1963. She studied literature at the University of East Anglia. She has translated numerous works of non-fiction from the Bosnian and from the French. She currently works for the UN International Criminal Tribune for Former Yugoslavia.
jae steele is a registered holistic nutritionist and runs the vegan blog "Domestic Affair." She has authored various self-published cookzines including Vegan Freegan and Ripe. Formerly from Montreal, she now lives in Toronto. Her first book, Get It Ripe, was published in 2008 and is now in its second printing; her second cookbook, Ripe from Around Here, will be published by Arsenal Pulp Press in spring 2010. Follow jae steele on TwitterAmmiel Alcalay is poet, translator, critic, and scholar who teaches at Queens College and the CUNY Graduate Center. He is the author of, among other books, After Jews and Arabs (1993); the cairo notebooks (1993); Memories of Our Future (1999); from the warring factions (2002); and Scrapmetal (2007). A new book of essays, A Little History , is due out in 2010. He was one of the initiators of the Poetry Is News Coalition , and helped to organize the Olson Now project. He has recently launched Lost & Found: The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative , a publishing venture whose mission is to retrieve and make available key texts falling widely under the rubric of the New American Poetry.