A native of Philippi, West Virginia, Mike Smith is a graduate of UNC-G, Hollins College, and the University of Notre Dame. He is the author of And There Was Evening and There Was Morning, a collection of essays forthcoming from WTAW Press in fall 2017. He has published three books of poetry, including Multiverse, a collection of two anagrammatic cycles, and his translation of the first part of Goethe’s Faust was published by Shearsman Books in 2012. His most recent translation project is The Mint’s Invitation: Contemporary Chinese Short-Shorts in Translation, forthcoming from Columbia University Press. He can be reached on Twitter at Mike Smith @Multiverse2015 or at Mike Smith’s Multiverse.
Brandon Nelson is a software engineer who lives and works in Sarasota, Florida.