Lawrence Charles Weiner (1942 - ) was born in New York and educated at Stuyvesant High School in New York City. His work has been exhibited in numerous one person and group exhibitions in both the United States and Europe.
Carolyn Kizer (1925 - ) was born in Spokane, Washington. She received her B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College and did graduate work at Columbia University and the University of Washington. She founded the journal "Poetry Northwest," directed literary programs for the National Endowment for the Arts, and taught at Columbia University and Barnard College, Washington University in St. Louis and other institutions of higher education. In 1985, she won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry for "Yin: New Poems," and in 1988, she received the Theodore Roethke Memorial Foundation Poetry Award.