Anne Marie Rooney is the author of Spitshine (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2012), as well as two chapbooks. Her poetry has appeared in the Best American Poetry anthology, and been awarded a Barbara Deming Grant and others. A co-founder of Line Assembly, she works as a teaching artist in New Orleans.
Julia Rooney is a visual artist and arts educator. Though rooted in painting, her studio practice often bridges other disciplines, namely performance, culinary arts, writing, and community-based work. In 2014, she completed a residency, “Engaging Artists,” organized by the Artist Volunteer Center, which partnered artists with homeless communities throughout New York City. She and two artist collaborators were recently awarded a grant from More Art to continue this community work.