Fabiano Calixto was born in 1973 in Pernambuco, Brazil, and now lives in São Paulo. He is the author of eight collections of poetry, including Fábrica (Alpharrabio Edições, 2000), Um mundo só para cada par (Alpharrabio Edições, 2001), Música possível (CosacNaify/7Letras, 2006), Sangüínea (Editora 34, 2007), A canção do vendedor de pipocas (7Letras, 2013), Equitorial (Tinta-da-China, 2014), and Nominata morfina (Córrego/Corsário-Satã/Pitomba, 2014), and is also a translator and critic. He is currently reading for a PhD in literary theory and comparative literature at the University of São Paulo.
Sarah Rebecca Kersley is a poet, translator, editor, and bookseller. She was born in the UK in 1976 and holds an MA degree from the University of Glasgow. She has lived and worked in Bahia, Brazil, for over a decade. Her translations of work by Brazilian contemporary writers have appeared in journals such as Two lines: World Writing in Translation (Center for the Art of Translation); The Critical Flame; Flaneur Magazine; and Asymptote. Her own poems—written in Portuguese—have appeared in O Globo (página Risco); Revista Pessoa; Revista Modo de Usar & co.; Jornal RelevO; and Revista Oblique. Her first poetry collection, Tipografia oceânica, was published in Brazil in 2017 by Paralelo13S (forthcoming in English). She co-founded Livraria Boto-cor-de-rosa, an independent bookshop, cultural space, and small press dedicated to contemporary literature, in the city of Salvador, where she is based.