Christopher Buckley's fifteenth book of poetry, Modern History: Prose Poems 1987-2007, was published by Tupelo Press in 2008, and Rolling the Bones appeared from Eastern Washington University Press later that year. With Gary Young, Buckley is the editor of The Geography of Home: California's Poetry of Place (Heyday Books, 1999), and has recently edited the poetry anthology Homage To Vallejo (Greenhouse Review Press, 2006) and, with Alexander Long, A Condition of the Spirit: The Life and Work of Larry Levis (Eastern Washington University Press, 2004). He has received a Fulbright Award in Creative Writing to the former Yugoslavia, four Pushcart Prizes, two awards from the Poetry Society of America, and is the recipient of NEA grants in poetry for 2001 and 1984. He is a Guggenheim Fellow in Poetry for 2007-2008. He teaches in the creative writing program at the University of California Riverside.
Gary Young is a poet and artist whose honors include grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Vogelstein Foundation, and the California Arts Council. He has received two fellowship grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, a Pushcart Prize, and his book of poems, The Dream of a Moral Life, won the James D. Phelan Award. He is the author of several other collections of poetry including Hands, Days, Braver Deeds, which won the Peregrine Smith Poetry Prize, and No Other Life, winner of the William Carlos Williams Award. With Christopher Buckley he edited The Geography of Home: California's Poetry of Place. His most recent book is Pleasure, and Even So: New and Selected Poems is forthcoming from White Pine Press. Since 1975 he has designed, illustrated, and printed limited edition books and broadsides at his Greenhouse Review Press. His print work is represented in numerous collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Victoria and Albert Museum, The Getty Center for the Arts, and special collection libraries throughout the country. He teaches at the University of California Santa Cruz.