Taylor Brady was born in Dunedin, Florida in 1972. He has lived in Tampa, Sarasota, Brooklyn, Buffalo, and, since 1998, San Francisco. His first chapbook, Is Placed/Leaves, appeared in 1996 from Meow Books in Buffalo. For the past five years he has been writing an extended serial poem, To Not, whose parts include lyric, prose poetry, a novel, and a series of short essays. Sections of this project have appeared in journals, and in the recent chapbook 33549 (Leroy Books, 2000). Microclimates is the first book-length section of the To Not project.
Rob Halpern is the author of Rumored Place. Two collections of poems, Disaster Suites and Music for Porn, are forthcoming, and a chapbook called "Imaginary Politics" will be out from TapRoot Editions next month.
He's currently co-editing the writings of the late Frances Jaffer together with Kathleen Fraser, and translating the early essays of Georges Perec, the first of which, "For a Realist Literature," can be found in the current issue of Chicago Review. He lives and teaches in San Francisco.