Lisa Grunberger teaches comparative religions and writing at Temple University. Her chapbook of poems, Root Canal: Love Poems is forthcoming from Poets Wear Prada Press (Roxeanne Hoffman, editor, Hoboken, NJ). She has published in such journals as The Paterson Literary Review, Mudfish, Nimrod, The Drunken Boat and The Baffler. Her book, Yiddish Yoga: Ruthie’s Adventures in Love, Loss and the Lotus Position, an illustrated humor book, about a Hippy Jewish Grandmother who discovers a new life in yoga, is forthcoming from New Market Press in the spring, 2009.
Christy Schneider fears the distractions of clutter. Through writing, she discards and assembles words for images that include Darth Vader’s mask and Frida Kahlo’s braids. Her poetry has been described as “challenging but satisfying.” Her writing has been printed in Labyrinth, eyelevel and Art Matters . She works as a museum educator and interprets artifacts including a ceramic roach trap from 1800 and a lock of George Washington’s hair. She lives in West Philadelphia, where she enjoys trees and Victorian architecture.