words: Lisa Olstein
pictures: Lauren Haldeman
Lisa Olstein is the author of four poetry collections, most recently Late Empire. Her book-length lyric essay, Pain Studies, will be released on March 3, 2020. She teaches at the University of Texas at Austin.
Lauren Haldeman is the author of Instead of Dying, which was the winner of the 2017 Colorado Prize for Poetry, Calenday, and The Eccentricity is Zero. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Poetry, Tin House, The Colorado Review, The Iowa Review, Fence, Tupelo Quarterly, among others. A graphic novelist and poet, she’s received an Iowa Arts Fellowship, a Sustainable Arts Foundation Award and fellowships from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. You can find her online at laurenhaldeman.com.