Vera G. Shaw was born in the United States, but her soul resides in a Japanese garden. By day, she chops wood and carries water; by night, she weds the complexity of haiku to the simplicity of American politics. A poet of many shifting selves, layered as a lily blooming on a still pond, she lives in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, with two cats named Democracy and Tu-Fu, respectively.
Emmy Reis was born and raised in Japan between her Japanese mother and American father. Following her older sister, who is a fine artist in New York, she moved to the city and graduated from The New School’s Parsons School of Design in 2013 with a BFA. Emmy is currently based in New York and Kyoto, running around drawing and painting in her two favorite places on earth.