Catherine Owen is an Edmonton-based poet (formerly of Vancouver) whose work has been published in national and international journals such as Queen's Quarterly and Poetry Salzburg. Her first book Somatic: The Life and Work of Egon Schiele (Exile Editions, 1998) was nominated for the Gerald Lampert Award while her second, The Wrecks of Eden (Wolsak and Wynn, 2002) was short listed for the BC Book Prize. Her most recent collections are Cusp/detritus (Anvil Press, 2006) and Shall: ghazals (Wolsak and Wynn, 2006). Her work has also appeared in the anthologies A Practice of Spirit (St Thomas Poetry Series 2002) and a collection of tributes to Joe Rosenblatt (Guernica Editions 2005).
Karen Moe is a Vancouver photographer and multi-media performance artist. Her shows include perros y leones de centro habana at the Havana Gallery in Vancouver (2002) and Pteros Gallery in Toronto (2005), and Lethe: a mock-metaphysics at Xchanges Gallery in Victoria (2005). Moe's work also graces books and album covers, as well as such journals as Dandelion and West Coast Line. The detritus pieces were exhibited at Exposure Gallery in Vancouver in Spring 2005.