Stuart Kestenbaum is the author of six books of poetry, most recently Things Seemed to Be Breaking and a book of essays The View from Here. He has taught workshops and been a visiting writer at art programs including Haystack, Penland School of Crafts, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, and Penn State. He is the host/curator of the podcasts Make/Time and Voices of the Future and was Maine’s poet laureate from 2016-2021.
Susan Webster is a visual artist who works with a variety of materials and processes. She has taught at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Penland School of Crafts, Center for Contemporary Printmaking (CT), Studio Artworks Center (Jerusalem, Israel) and developed a model art program in the prison system in Maine. Recent exhibits include large scale installations at the Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art and the Center for Maine Contemporary Art Biennial.