Vijay Seshadri is a poet and essayist, and the author of the poetry collections Wild Kingdom and The Long Meadow, which won the 2003 James Laughlin Award of the Academy of American Poets. He has also received The Paris Review's Bernard F. Conners Long Poem Prize and the MacDowell Colony's Fellowship for Distinguished Poetic Achievement. He was born in Bangalore, India, and immigrated to America at the age of five. His poems have appeared in The New Yorker since 1991, and he currently teaches poetry and nonfiction writing at Sarah Lawrence College.
Cressida Leyshon is the deputy fiction editor of The New Yorker.