Richard Taylor is professor of English and Kenan Visiting Writer at Transylvania University and former Poet Laureate of Kentucky. Taylor has written over a dozen books, including Girty and Earth Bones. His new release, Elkhorn: Evolution of a Kentucky Landscape, has been named winner of the Thomas D. Clark Medallion. He lives near the banks of the Elkhorn outside of Frankfort.
Jeffrey Skinner is Professor Emeritus at the University of Louisville, where he began his teaching career in 1988. A Guggenheim Fellow, Skinner's latest full collection of poems, Chance Divine, won the Field Prize. His chapbook, White Boys from Hell, appeared in 2018 from C&R Press.