Chicago | June 2007

Jean Thompson is the author of Throw Like a Girl (Simon & Schuster, June 2007) as well as the novel City Boy; the short story collection Who Do You Love, a 1999 National Book Award finalist for fiction; and the novel Wide Blue Yonder, a New York Times Notable Book and Chicago Tribune Best Fiction selection for 2002. Her short fiction has been published in many magazines and journals, including The New Yorker, and been anthologized in The Best American Short Stories and Pushcart Prize. Jean’s work has been praised by Elle Magazine as “bracing and wildly intelligent writing that explores the nature of love in all its hidden and …

Nairobi | June 2007

Al Kags is the publisher of The Quarterly Colour Series of Poetry, a poetry ebook series that is now distributed virally to over 160,000 people all over the world. He has been writing since he was twelve and has been a regular columnist and feature writer in various publications both in Kenya and Internationally. For a day job, Al Kags is the Chief Executive of Multiple Choices, the first web 2.0 communications company in Africa and a facilitator for Brandscape Online Foundation, specializing in new media and online brands. http://alkags.wordpress.com

Jeffery Renard Allen is the author of two collections of poetry, Stellar Places (Moyer Bell 2007) and Harbors and Spirits (Moyer …