Henrry Lezama was born in Yaguaraparo, Venezuela. He taught EFL at the Universidad De Oriente in Cumaná, Venezuela. Mr. Lezama received an MA in American Literature from Ohio University, and is currently a Doctoral student in the English Studies program at Illinois State University. He has been translating articles, poems, and short stories by Latin American authors. Some of these appeared in Mandorla 7 (2004), Mipoesia.com 19.3 (2005) and The New Review of Literature 2.2 (2005).
Faten Morris Guirguis did both her undergraduate and graduate degrees in English and Comparative Literature at the American University in Cairo. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. program in Comparative Studies, at Florida Atlantic University. She started her professional career in the business world.
She worked for an airline company for six years and did a lot of traveling to Europe, North America and Asia. She, then, moved to Kuwait with her husband and worked for the South Korean Embassy as a political and economic analyst. Three years later, she moved to Dubai where she worked for Standard Chartered Bank on a project investigating fraud. In 1996, she eventually moved to academia and worked for the Center for American Education. She taught writing courses and literature.