Kirk Beasley is a native of Nashville, Tennessee, and a graduate of Vanderbilt University. At Vanderbilt he met and was inspired by a number of the Fugitive Poets, who included Allen Tate and Robert Penn Warren. He was encouraged to write literary fiction by Jesse Wills, the youngest of the Fugitive Poets.
Robert Coleman Williams
Born Bridgend, Glamorgan, Wales, 4 January 1940, third son of Gus and Annie Williams. Educated at Cowbridge School and Jesus College, Oxford (MA [Oxon], MPhil, PhD, FGS). Taught at College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts, and Trinity College, Carmarthen. His In This Book and Other Poems was published by DWM Press in 2018.