|Brian James Hannon is Split This Rock's Education and Youth Development Fellow. Brian currently teaches Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition and English 11 at Hayfield Secondary School in Alexandria, Virginia. Brian has been teaching English for ten years and has also taught 8th grade, 10th grade, and Advanced Placement English Language and Composition throughout his teaching career. He received his B.A. in English and his M.A.T. in Secondary Education from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Brian is the co-founder of poetryN.O.W. and the sponsor of Hayfield's after school poetry program, The Poetry Slam Club. He is also the recipient of Hayfield's prestigious Teacher of the Month Award. In his free time, Brian is an avid Muay Thai practitioner and a film/literature enthusiast.|
M. F. Simone Roberts works as Managing Editor of The Quarry: A Social Justice Poetry Database and Blog This Rock. Roberts is an independent scholar of poetics and feminist phenomenology, poet, editor, and activist. Her poems appear in Revue/Post and Poets Reading the News, and soon in Literary Nest and other journals. She is co-editor of the anthology Iris Murdoch and the Moral Imagination: Essays and author of the critical monograph A Poetics of Being-Two: Irigaray's Ethics and Post-Symbolist Poetics. She tweets and ‘grams sporadically at @pomored.