Hanif Abdurraqib is a poet, essayist, and cultural critic. He is a Callaloo Creative Writing Fellow, and his poetry has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. His debut poetry collection The Crown Ain't Worth Much (Button Poetry, 2016) was a finalist for the Eric Hoffer Book Award, and his 2017 limited release chapbook Vintage Sadness (Big Lucks) sold out of its 500 copies in under six hours. Abdurraqib's forthcoming poetry collection A Fortune for Your Disaster will release in September of this year.
Robert Matejcek obtained his BA in Art from Fontbonne University in St. Louis, Missouri. Robert's work, a combination of traditional and new media, has been exhibited both nationally and internationally. Originally from North Dakota, Robert currently resides with his wife and their guinea pigs in Boise, Idaho.