Carine Topal reads from Tattooed (Palettes & Quills, 2015) her collection of poems about the Holocaust. Her previous collections include In the Heaven of Never Before (Moon Tide Press, 2008), Bed of Want (California Institute of Arts and Letters, 2007) winner of the Robert G. Cohn Prose Poetry Award, and God As Thief, (The Amagansett Press, 1994). She was the winner of The Briar Cliff 19th Annual Poetry Award in 2015 and the Excellence in Arts Award from the City of Torrance (CA). In 2005, she was awarded a residency at Hedgebrook writers' retreat and a fellowship in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Laure-Anne Bosselaar reads from her collection The Hour Between Dog and Wolf (BOA Editions, 2014) based on her experience growing up in Belgium in the aftermath of Nazi occupation. Her other collections include A New Hunger (Ausable Press, 2007), an American Library Association Notable Book selection for 2008, and Small Gods of Grief (BOA Editions, 2001), winner of the Isabella Gardner Prize for Poetry. Bosselaar is also an anthologist, translator, editor and writing consultant.