Kristin Ohlson is the author of the memoir Stalking the Divine, which won the American Society of Journalists and Authors Best Nonfiction Book Award in 2004, and a co-author of the 2007 New York Times bestselling Kabul Beauty School. As a freelance journalist for 25 years, she has published in the New York Times, Salon, Smithsonian, Utne, Discover, Gourmet, Oprah among others. Ohlson has a special interest in science and food (everything that happens before it lands on our plates), and just finished a book for Rodale Press tentatively titled, The Soil Will Save Us: How Scientists, Farmers and Ranchers are Tending the Soil to Reverse Global Warming (2014). She lived in Cleveland (and loved it) for many years but now lives in Portland, Oregon.
David Young is well known as a poet, translator, scholar and editor. His most recent publications are Field of Light and Shadow, Selected and New Poems (Knopf, 2010), Language Behind Bars: Paul Celan's Sprachgitter (Marick, 2012), and Imagining Shakespeare's Pericles, A Story About the Creative Process (XLibris, 2011). Retired from teaching, he helps edit FIELD, Contemporary Poetry and Poetics, and the books from Oberlin College Press.