Sandra Simonds is the author of one poetry collection, Warsaw Bikini (Bloof Books, 2008) and several chapbooks. Warsaw Bikini was a finalist for many poetry book prizes including the National Poetry Series. Her poems have been published in Fence, Columbia Poetry Review, Lana Turner, Verse and others. She lives in Tallahassee, Florida with her husband, two dogs and newborn son.
A libertine of unimpeachable taste, Joseph T. Thomas, Jr. is an assistant professor of English at San Diego State University’s National Center for the Study of Children’s Literature. He is the author of two books, Poetry’s Playground: The Culture of Contemporary American Children’s Poetry (Wayne State UP, 2007) and Strong Measures (Make Now Press, 2007). Poetry’s Playground was named a 2009 honor book by the Children’s Literature Association.