Ben Mirov is the author of I is to Vorticism (New Michigan Press, 2010) and Ghost Machine (Caketrain, 2010). He has recent work in or forthcoming from Absent Magazine and Sixth Finch, LUNGFULL!, The Agriculture Reader, and We Are Champion. His critical writings can be found in The Brooklyn Rail, Coldfront, BOMB, and The Sink Review. He lives in Brooklyn.
Laura Spagnoli’s poems can be found in a handful of on-line and print publications, and her short story about people doing bad things in the Rittenhouse Square neighborhood will appear this November in a collection called Philadelphia Noir. She lives south of South Street and makes her living teaching French. She loves artificial lighting and sometimes feels elated walking through the tunnels that connect subway, trolley, and rail lines beneath Center City.
Quyen Nghiem will be wearing dark brown suede boots, checkered pants, a t-shirt, and a black cardigan. He will be nervous and maybe slightly drunk.