Eric grew up in Minneapolis, studied at Lewis & Clark College, and received is MFA from the Writing Program at Washington University in St. Louis, where he received a third-year fellowship. His work has appeared in Tin House, Quarterly West, and Hayden's Ferry Review. His first novel, The Facades, is a Barnes & Noble Niscover Great New Writers pick for Fall 2013. He works at a public library in St. Louis, wheree he lives with his wife, Eleanor, and their two cats.
Patrick is a 1995 graduate of the Iowa Writer's Workshop. He is the author of four books of poetry, Tell a Pitiful Story, Doppelgangster, The Book of Lost Things, and Rumors of Organized Crime, which won the 2012 Tennessee Chapbook Prize. His poems and essays have appeared in many journals including The Prairie Schooner, The Boston Review, The New Republic and The Greensboro Review. He is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. He lives in Fort Atlkinson with his wife and three children.