Niels Lyngsø (b. 1968) debuted in 1992 with the poetry collection Maske & Maskine (Mask & Machine). He has published six collections of poetry and received several Danish awards, including the Michael Strunge Prize and the Danish Arts Foundation’s three-year bursary. He has translated several books into Danish, including works by Marcel Proust, Michel Houellebecq, Philip Roth, and Junot Diaz. His latest publication is the novel Min ukendte bror (My Unknown Brother), published in 2015 and represented by Copenhagen Literary Agency. More information can be found at www.nielslyngsoe.dk. Lyngsø lives in Copenhagen.
Gregory Pardlo's collection Digest (Four Way Books) won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. Digest was also shortlisted for the 2015 NAACP Image Award and is a current finalist for the Hurston-Wright Legacy Award. His other honors include fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts; his first collection Totem was selected by Brenda Hillman for the APR/Honickman Prize in 2007. Pardlo's poems appear in The Nation, Ploughshares,Tin House, The Norton Anthology of Contemporary African American Poetry, Best American Poetry, and elsewhere. Pardlo lives with his family in Brooklyn.